CNUC Promotes Jason Allen and Nick Ringer to Regional ManagersAnnouncements
CNUC announced the promotions of Jason Allen and Nick Ringer, both to regional managers, effective October 2021. These promotions come at a time of significant growth and expansion for CNUC.
Allen has been with CNUC since 2016. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, an ISA Certified Utility Specialist, and holds the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. Prior to becoming regional manager, has held the positions of consulting utility forester, lead consulting utility forester, technical specialist, project manager and regional supervisor. Before his time with CNUC, he studied wildland firefighting and natural resource conservation at Citrus College.
“Jason is an asset to CNUC and his respective region will continue benefiting from his leadership,” said Matt Searels, vice president of CNUC. “You can tell by the way he leads his team that he has a passion for our company and our values.”
Allen manages day-to-day operations and employees on CNUC contracts in the Midwest and Northeastern United States. He works closely with utility management and project managers to ensure the safety of team members and monitor field work quality. Allen has over a decade of experience in utility vegetation management and arboriculture, having worked in many states with numerous utilities and projects.
Ringer is an ISA Certified Arborist and an NSC First Aid & CPR instructor. He holds a bachelor of science in forestry and ecological forest management from Paul Smith’s College.
“We’re excited to have Nick a part of our leadership team,” said Searels. “He has the skills and personality to be a highly successful regional manager. His ability to build rapport with our clients and employees is extremely valuable to CNUC, and I’m excited to see what he can do in this new role.”
Ringer started his career as a consulting utility forester with CNUC in 2015 working on the Middle Tennessee EMC contract. Ringer quickly moved into the regional coordinator role and later in a supervisor role overseeing the southern operations for CNUC. Nick is an involved member of the CNUC team by assisting in storm response and participating on the Safety Task Force.