Will Nutter Named President and COO

December 18, 2008
Press Release by Scott Packard, Chairman of the Board and CEO

It is with great satisfaction that I announce a change in the executive structure at Wright Tree Service, Inc. The company’s board of directors has elected Wilbur A. Nutter to the position of President and COO for Wright Tree Service, Inc. In his new position Mr. Nutter will continue to focus on the company’s mission of enabling utilities to provide reliable service to their customers by ensuring that transmission and distribution lines are clear from vegetation. He will work from the corporate headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa. I will continue to serve as chairman of the board and CEO of Wright Tree Service, Inc.

Mr. Nutter has been with the company for more than a quarter century. Starting out as a trimmer in 1982, he quickly moved through the ranks. He was promoted to General Foreman in 1986 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His progression continued as a Division Supervisor and then as Division Manager of our Mountain States Division, based in Denver, Colorado. He was promoted to the position of Operations Manager in 1997 and Vice President in 2001. Mr. Nutter was elected to Wright’s board of directors and named Sr. Vice President in 2001. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds membership in several industry related associations and is presently the Vice President of the Utility Arborist Association.

It is our pleasure to serve you and your customers. We look forward to continuing our work together, wishing you happy holidays and a prosperous new year.