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Vice President, Labor Relations

Asplundh Tree Expert

SSG recently partnered with Asplundh Tree Expert in an executive search to find and place its new Vice President of Labor Relations, David Gillis.

Asplundh Tree Expert is a full-service utility contractor performing tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management, emergency storm work, and logistical support,

Mr. Gillis brings nearly 30 years of labor relations and human resources experience gained in the grocery and non-profit sectors. His expertise includes strategic guidance, career and workforce development, risk avoidance, union relations, grievance /arbitration, collective bargaining, labor law, union-management trust fund management, labor relations training, HRIS, payroll, benefits, and all other aspects of human resources.

Most recently, Mr. Gillis served as Vice President of Labor Relations for the American Red Cross. Prior to this role, he held several labor relations and human resources roles for Ahold USA. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gillis held labor relations positions with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and The Penn Traffic Company.

Mr. Gillis holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Montclair State University.

About Salveson Stetson Group

SSG brings more than 25 years of experience expanding senior leadership teams’ capabilities for clients across many industries. Ranked by Forbes as a Top Executive Recruiting Firm, SSG identifies talent that adds to organizational expertise and enhances success.

SSG works with a diverse group of clients, including:

  • Public and private companies
  • For-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Venture- and PE-backed firms
  • Small to mid-market and large companies
  • Global and domestic employers

Industry sectors we serve include life sciences, consumer goods, retail, financial services, and manufacturing. SSG has an outstanding track record for recruiting strong leaders across disciplines with a special focus on human resources, finance, non-profit, pharmaceutical and biotech.

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