Black & Hurst Named Regional Managers

May 31, 2012

Wright Tree Service recently named Jerry Black and John Hurst Regional Managers.

Collectively, the two bring to their new positions more than fifty years of experience in utility vegetation management.

Black started with Wright Tree Service in 1998 as a Groundman in Iowa and eventually worked his way up, becoming a Foreman, General Foreman, and most recently a Division Manager. In these positions, Black supervised crews in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois. Black will be relocating to Texas, where he will manage crews in in that state as well as Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Hurst began his career with Wright Tree Service in 1973. During his time with the company, Hurst has worked on projects in areas from North Carolina to Kansas and Michigan to Alabama and also held every position from Groundman to Division Manager. Hurst is also an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist. Hurst will oversee the company’s expansion into the Southeast.

“Jerry and John were the perfect candidates for the Regional Manager positions,” said Will Nutter, President of Wright Tree Service. “Their dedication and loyalty to the company is unmatched, and their knowledge of the industry is something that can only come with years of service. We are extremely fortunate to have such talented and driven leaders paving the way for the future of our company.”

Coming into the positions vacated by Black and Hurst are Greg Williams and Nick Fox. Williams previously held the position of Division Supervisor, and Fox held the position of Project Manager. Williams will supervise crews in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas, and Fox will have crews in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.