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The Davey Tree Expert Company announced the January 1 retirement of Ken Celmer, senior vice president for the company’s residential/commercial services, a position he has held since 2000.

Celmer retires from The Davey Tree Expert Company

The Davey Tree Expert Company announced the January 1 retirement of Ken Celmer, senior vice president for the company’s residential/commercial services, a position he has held since 2000.

Davey Executive Vice President Pat Covey said, “Throughout the years Ken has been an employee of Davey, he has provided consistent leadership and commitment to the people working within the R/C service line and has been a valuable ambassador for the Davey Company within the industry.”


Celmer began his Davey career in 1971 as an apprentice on the Indianapolis Power and Light account. He transferred to R/C services later that year and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility for the residential division, including Indianapolis district manager, area manager for Midwest operations, operations manager, vice president eastern operations, vice president and general manager. Since 2000 he has been senior vice president and general manager for R/C services.


Celmer is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and is a current Land Management Committee member for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.


Celmer is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in forestry. 

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