Bartlett Tree Experts announced that Rich Mitchell joined the Company in late 2016 as director of capital equipment. In this role, Mitchell serves as a fleet manager, overseeing all capital expenditures throughout the Company’s entire operating region. While Rich is new to Bartlett, he has worked with the Company in various capacities over his 40-year career with equipment vendors Aerial Lift and Altec. He is an active member of numerous tree care industry organizations and currently serves on the ISA Certification Committee for Certified Tree Worker and Aerial Lift Specialist, as well as the Connecticut Tree Protection Association Safety Committee.
“Rich has been a friend and colleague of Bartlett as long as I can remember. His significant equipment experience combined with active involvement in arboriculture make him an ideal fit,” said James Ingram, president and chief operating officer of Bartlett Tree Experts. “Rich hit the ground running and has already made improvements in our processes for equipment ordering and purchasing as well as quality control.”
Mitchell will be located at the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., alongside the corporate staff including new Director of Human Resources Jeff Giberson. With a broad range of experience from organizations including CBS Inc., MacMillan Publishing and Prudential, Giberson brings a hands-on approach to human resources management. His practical knowledge of organizational development, recruitment, retention and compensation and benefits will be valuable assets in building a strong team that can sustain current and future growth.
In related news, Bartlett Tree Experts has promoted Richard Trippett from commercial arborist representative to general manager of the company’s UK and Ireland regions. Trippett has been with Bartlett since 2008, serving clients including The Royal Household (on properties such as Buckingham Palace and The Sandringham Estate), The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and The Forestry Commission. He is a member of the Arboricultural Association and the London Tree Officers Association.
“Richard excels at developing strong teams that aren’t afraid to tackle new challenges. His global background and passion for arboricultural training and education will serve him well in this role,” commented Ingram.