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Vegetation Management

St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States
September 21, 2019

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Brad S. Phillips

**** ******* *****., **. ************, LA 70775 225-***-****


Experience in Right-of-Way and Vegetation Program Management encompassing all facets of Sales, Operations, Supervision, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance within the electric utility and pipeline industries.

20 years experience in Vegetation Management

9 years experience in Sales Management and Bidding on Projects over a multiple state region

Willing to Relocate at my own expense. Willing to travel daily and weekly

§ Highly organized and efficient.

§ Possess management skills to expand trust, confidence, and credibility through service, knowledge, and timely follow through.

§ Bachelor of Life Sciences degree in Forestry with Forestry Management option.

Core Competencies:

·Sales Management Operations Management

§ Logistics Management §Emergency Response Coordination

§ Safety Training & Auditing §Contract Negotiations

§ Evaluating/Executing Bid Proposals §Equipment Maintenance Management

§ Cost Reduction Strategies §Electrical System Circuit Maps Interpretation

§ Team Building/Motivation §Electrical System Safety Devices/Hardware

§ Process/Productivity Improvement §Personnel Staffing/Recruiting/Training


Landscape Depot: Field and Distribution Assistant Baton Rouge, LA

·Loading of Landscape products by front end loader

·Spraying of herbicide around property

·Pruning of trees and vegetation, Repotting of plants and shrubs

·Overseeing of Irrigation systems on a daily basis

Plaquemine Glass Company, Inc: Field and Shop Assistant Geismer, LA

·Assiting Warehouse Foreman on a daily basis.

·Assiting Forman in the Field with window and door installations

Environmental Consultants Incorporated: Utility Forester/PSEG Long Island, NY

·Overseeing Electric Utility Tree Trimming crews on Long Island, NY region.

·Reporting to PSEG Operations Manager in relation to overall daily

production by multiple Electric Utility Tree Trimming crews in Central

Long Island. Documenting post audit work relating to work that was not

completed on each circuit. Auditing bid work, speaking with customer

·Worked in conjunction with multiple tree trimming contractors delegating what areas needed to be cleared of vegetation so downed lines could be repaired.

American Electric Power (SWEPCO) – Shreveport, LA/Texarkana, TX - (PSO) Public Services of Oklahoma: Forester, Transmission

·Transmission Forester for AEP/SWEPCO/PSO utility company responsible for implementing vegetation management programs on transmission lines in northeastern Texas and central Oklahoma including NERC designated lines.

·Conduct safety and performance audits for maintenance crews on a quarterly basis. Emphasis on audits is to improve production and prevent accidents.

·Managed weekly analysis and modifications for designated territory.

·Spring and Fall Aerial Patrols

ACRT, INC. - Baton Rouge, LA Consulting Utility Forester

· Assisted the Operations Coordinator in the overall Vegetation Management Program.

· I also gained experience in helicopter operations that was used to detect equipment problems and match field data to GIS data.

· Conducted safety and performance audit on both distribution and transmission vegetation management crews on a daily/weekly basis.

WOLF TREE INC.– Knoxville, TN Regional Manager of Operations & Sales

·Managed crews in a multi-state region. All forms of equipment.

·Managed performance, safety training, monthly financials, staffing, preventative maintenance, bidding, assisting negotiations of contracts, budgeting.

·Interacted with key management and supervisory personnel, to ensure achievement of goals.

§ Evaluated and executed bid proposals for electric utilities and pipeline companies in a multi-state area focusing primarily on the vegetation management market.

§ Served as Emergency Response Assistant


Bachelor of Life Sciences, Forest Management, February 1997, Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA

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