August 3, 2023 – STAMFORD, CT.—Bartlett Tree Experts is pleased to announce that Erik Johnson, Division Manager and Vice President, is overseeing the Company’s operations in Southern California; managing three offices in California and two in Arizona.
Johnson first joined Bartlett in 2009. As Local Manager of Bartlett’s York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania locations, Johnson led these offices to receive their first-ever Company award for excellence in safe work practices.
In 2018, Johnson was named Assistant Division Manager for the Connecticut region. In 2020, Johnson was promoted to Division Manager and Vice President by Jim Ingram, President and Chief Operating Officer, to manage the Company’s operations in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Under Johnson’s leadership, his regional team successfully expanded its client base and improved sales, even through the challenges of the pandemic.
The strategic decision was made last year to divide the management of Bartlett’s 11 operations in California and Arizona to support opportunities for growth. Because of Erik’s expertise in fast-tracking organic growth, Johnson was selected by Ingram to oversee Southern California and Arizona operations. Erik’s talent for leading inspirational change has yielded great results for Bartlett and our clients.
Since taking on his new role, Bartlett has expanded in Santa Barbara County with the acquisition of Bowman Tree Surgery. With this acquisition, more property owners in Southern California are benefiting from Bartlett’s species-specific scientific tree care services, along with the diagnostic support of the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories.
Ingram said, “Now, more than ever, it is critical to have leaders like Erik, who are dependable and capable of adapting to change to benefit our clients’ properties.”
"Erik is a proven leader who thinks creatively in supporting safety, growing our business & inspiring our people."
About Bartlett Tree Experts
Founded in 1907, The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company for over a century. The company operates the largest shade tree lab in the world, The Bartlett Research Laboratories, in Charlotte, NC. With the latest research from its team of 14 PhDs in fields such as soil science, plant pathology, entomology, and horticulture, the company provides species-specific tree and shrub care plans for its customers to ensure optimum growing conditions and health for beautiful landscapes. From removal, pruning, and insect and disease management, to soil care, comprehensive tree inventory and management plans, and tree risk assessments, Bartlett’s arborists provide more than 188 services to its customers from its 167 operations in 39 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The company has a training center in Mexico and corporate offices are located in Stamford, CT. To learn more, visit www.bartlett.com or call 1-877-BARTLETT (227–8538).
Jay Stapleton, Communications Director at Bartlett Tree Experts