West Henrietta, NY—The Lewis family of companies today announced the promotion of Robert A. Petrone to Senior Vice President, Finance and Secretary/Treasurer effective immediately.
“Bob brings a passion for providing financial stewardship and discipline that makes him ideally suited for this role,” said Tom Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lewis. “Since joining our company, he has demonstrated a remarkable capacity for leading teams, financial modeling, continuous improvement and delivering results.”
Bob joined the Lewis team in July 2016 as Vice President, Finance. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Lewis, Bob was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Print segment of Veritiv Corporation, a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions and a Fortune 500 company. Bob has over 30 years of experience in finance, development of company processes, corner office relationships with customers and ERP projects. Bob is a member of Financial Executive International, has been a board member for several years and currently serves as the Rochester Chapter’s Treasurer.
About Lewis: The Lewis family of companies is a values-based, employee-owned firm employing approximately 4,000 team members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1938, Lewis is celebrating 80 years as leaders in the vegetation management business. Lewis serves its customers and communities with three independent service lines: utility line clearing and storm restoration, primarily through Lewis Tree Service, Inc.; railway and highway vegetation control, primarily through Wilderness USA, Inc., and residential and commercial tree care, primarily through Carolina Tree Care.