West Henrietta, NY—The Lewis family of companies today announced the retirement of its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Stenger, effective March 23, 2018.
In order to ensure a high level of continuity in the financial management of the company, Stenger will continue to serve as a member of the Lewis Board of Directors.
“On behalf of all Lewis team members, we thank Jim for his innumerable contributions. He has played an instrumental role in the growth and financial sustainability of our organization. Jim will be sorely missed but we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Tom Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lewis.
“Thanks to the values-based culture and talented team at Lewis, the past eight years have been highly rewarding and the perfect bookend to a remarkable career with many well-run organizations,” added Stenger. “I am confident that the finance team, led by Bob Petrone, Vice President of Finance, will continue our well-established practice of driving profitability and creating value for all stakeholders.”
About Lewis: The Lewis family of companies is a high integrity, employee-owned enterprise employing approximately 4,500 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.