Cary Shepherd, Husqvarna commercial sales manager – tree care, has been appointed vice chair of the 2018
Accredited Standards Committee ASC Z133. The committee develops and maintains the ANSI Z133.1 Standard, Pruning, Trimming, Repairing, Maintaining, and Removing Trees, and Cutting Brush-Safety Requirements. It is the industry standard for safe work practices, and has been has been guiding tree care safety practices for nearly 50 years. It is the ANSI-approved committee for arboriculture operations and resides with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
Shepherd is a 24-year veteran of Husqvarna, a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP), as well as a Husqvarna Qualified Master Sawyer & Instructor. He previously served as chair of the Chainsaw Subgroup of the ASC Z133, and has been a voting member of the committee since 2009.
“Safety is paramount for our products and their application, and we’ve long championed Cary’s dedication to safety practices in our industry,” said Walt Rose, national sales manager, CLG and Tree Care. “Cary has been a leading voice in tree care safety and a member of the Husqvarna family for nearly three decades. We’re extremely proud of his appointment.”