Robert A. Petrone Named Vice President of Finance at Lewis Tree Service

West Henrietta, NY—Robert A. Petrone has joined Lewis Tree Service as the new Vice President of Finance. He will be based at the corporate headquarters in West Henrietta, NY. Bob’s responsibilities in this position will include overseeing the accounting, finance and payroll departments, interaction with auditors and bankers, establishing department strategic objectives and direction, operational interaction and Company strategic planning.

Bob has over 30 years of experience in finance, development of company processes, corner office relationships with customers and ERP projects. In his most recent position, Bob was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the $3 billion print segment of Veritiv Corporation, a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions and a Fortune 500 company.

Bob received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.  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 Tree Service: As one of the largest providers of utility vegetation management services in North America, Lewis Tree Service is a leader in safety, responsiveness and innovation. Lewis personnel work in support of many investor-owned utilities, electric co-op and municipal electric utilities, providing a wide range of vegetation management services and expertise including transmission and distribution utility line clearing and outage response resources. Whether working around-the-clock in a storm or reliably managing the ongoing line clearing needs of their customers, utilities count on Lewis to get the job done right. Lewis Tree Service is 100% employee-owned with approximately 4,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

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