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Wright Tree Service’s Tony Gadola Retires After 40 Years of Service

February 1, 2022

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, announces the retirement of Tony Gadola, a division manager who ends his career with 40 years of service with the company. Gadola’s retirement was effective February 4, 2022.

Gadola’s career with WTS began in 1982 as a groundworker, and later moved into the roles of trimmer, crew leader, general foreperson, division supervisor, and ended as division manager. Gadola resided in five states during his tenure with the company, including Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma and Iowa.

“No matter where Tony went or what position he held, he created an amazing environment that aligned with our culture of safety, family and teamwork,” said Jerry Black, regional manager. “He always took the time to pass on his experience and knowledge to other employees, and I know he was a mentor for a lot of people.

“Tony was one of the first people I worked with when I started with the company, and I learned a great deal from him as a crew employee,” said Wade Myers, president. “He has been a contributing factor to our growth and certainly provided our customers with excellent service over the years.”

“When Tony looks back on his career with the company, he thinks about all the great people he met,” said Black. “As he begins his retirement, he wants to offer a big ‘thank you’ to everyone he has had the chance to work with over the years. Tony is looking forward to traveling and spending more time with family during his retirement.