New Leadership Appointed for Long-Term Growth

New Leadership Appointed for Long-Term Growth


CNUC announced the appointment of a new President and COO, Vice President, and Regional Manager. The appointments and changes aim to maximize resources, build infrastructure for long-term growth, better serve clients and develop new programs in the evolving marketplace.

In support of the commitment to the values and vision for the future, CNUC has made several leadership appointments:

  • Derek Vannice, former Executive Vice President, has been appointed to President and COO.
  • Josh Beaver, former Regional Manager, has been appointed to Vice President.
  • Matthew Searels, former Regional Supervisor, has been appointed to Regional Manager.

“CNUC is proud of our ability to provide high quality service to help our clients achieve their vegetation management goals and objectives,” said Vannice, President and COO of CNUC. “We believe we accomplish this through the training and development of our employees and ongoing meetings with our clients. These changes will allow us to continue to focus on our clients and our employees, but we will also use this as a means to expand what we can offer our clients.”

In addition to new service offerings, CNUC’s leadership team will continue to be involved in supporting industry initiatives and regulatory issues.

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Pictured above left to right: Derek Vannice, President and COO; Josh Beaver, Vice President; Matthew Searels, Regional Manager

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