November 14, 2019 Stow, OH — The ACRT Services family of companies offer expert, independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consultation and training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, and utility metering services. An employee-owned organization that focuses on empowering employees, customers, and the communities they serve, is proud to announce promotions throughout the entire family of companies, which consists of ACRT, ACRT Pacific, and Bermex.

Troy Ross has been named the new executive vice president of operations at ACRT Services. Ross began his career in 1999 as a contract utility forester and was most recently president of ACRT. In his new role overseeing all ACRT Services companies, he will be responsible for maintaining a great working culture for employees and customers. As ACRT Services strives to become a larger and better organization, Ross looks to continue providing the organization with exceptional leadership and innovative thinking, while creating new opportunities for talented individuals within the organization. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science from Union University in Organizational Leadership and is pursuing his Masters of Business Administration from Ashland University.

Creating a new department of ACRT Services as the executive vice president of revenue, John Wasmer will oversee the business development management group and the marketing and communications department. Wasmer began his career with ACRT in 2003 on the Nashville Electric Service contract as a contract utility forester and most recently became the first president of the newly formed ACRT Pacific. He will focus on growth and diversification of revenue and strengthening communications throughout the organization. Wasmer attended West Virginia University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources Management.

In addition to these promotions, three individuals who previously served as directors have moved up to become presidents of the three ACRT Services subsidiaries.

Kevin Puls, the newly named ACRT president, began his career as a contract utility forester in 1997. Throughout the past 22 years, he has demonstrated his ability to be flexible and adapt while growing within the company, priming him for this position. He attended Mount Union College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In his new role, Puls looks forward to the opportunity to lead ACRT through the rapidly changing environment of the utility vegetation management industry.

With more than 20 years’ experience working on the largest utility in California. Brian Joiner has been named the new president of ACRT Pacific. Joiner will head our California team as they focus on growth and excellent customer service. Joiner holds a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Natural Resource Management from California State University, Chico. Joiner is looking forward to providing ACRT Pacific customers with new lines of service and working to further the personal and professional development of his employees.

Kenny Murphy has been named the president of Bermex. Murphy came to our organization as a contract utility forester back in 2005, after previously running a utility division in Texas. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Forest Management. Assuming his new role, Murphy is excited to lead Bermex as they look to bring added innovation and technologies to their customers while continuing to grow the organizational footprint nationwide.

“The individuals promoted within our organization have demonstrated tremendous dedication and hard work during our growth over the years,” said Mike Weidner, CEO of ACRT Services. “We are looking forward to seeing how they can impact our organization, as well as see what those who will take over their previous positions can do to propel us forward.”

About ACRT Services

ACRT Services offers expert independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consulting, arborist training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, utility metering services, and more. ACRT Services supports three wholly-owned subsidiaries — ACRT, ACRT Pacific, and Bermex. To learn more about ACRT Services, visit careers.acrt.com.