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ACRT Promotes David Burke to Director of Operations

January 13, 2020 Stow, OH — ACRT, an independent national vegetation management consulting firm headquartered in Northeast Ohio and one of four brands under parent company ACRT Services, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Burke to the position of director of operations.

Burke began his ACRT career in 2004 and has held the role of operations manager since 2012. As operations manager, he was responsible for managing and implementing multiple projects simultaneously. He was responsible for managing both transmission and distribution employees for cooperative and investor-owned utilities (IOUs) across multiple states. In total, Burke brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role.

“My focus remains on effectively managing my team and continuing to provide exceptional customer service to those in the ACRT community,” Burke said. “I’m looking forward to this new role.”

During his time with ACRT, Burke also served as the employee seat on the board of directors and was the chairman of the safety committee. When not at work, Burke enjoys life on the farm with his wife, two children, and many animals; working with horses; and dabbling in guitar and mandolin. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources with a specialization in forestry from The Ohio State University. Burke is also an ISA certified arborist.

“We’re pleased to see David continue to move forward in his career with ACRT,” said Kevin Puls, president of ACRT. “With his dedication to forestry, learning, and serving our communities, we know he’ll continue to do great things for our organization and customers.’’

About ACRT

As the only independent utility vegetation management consulting firm in the United States, ACRT partners with utilities to proactively manage vegetation across their rights of way — ensuring safe and reliable service to customers. To learn more about ACRT, its independent industry position, and services to utilities and other organizations, visit

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