IJAMSVILLE, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TruGreen LandCare, a leading national landscape and property services company today announced that Michael Bogan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 3, 2014. Bogan will succeed Vidu Kulkarni, who is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer following a successful three-year term at the helm of the company. Kulkarni will remain on the company’s board.
“On behalf of the Board, we are excited to have someone of Mike’s caliber join the team and are confident in his abilities to lead the company into its next phase of growth,” stated Steven D. Smith, a member of the TruGreen Board of Directors. “Vidu has done a terrific job leading and turning around TruGreen – he has built a strong team, improved productivity and financial performance, and returned the business to organic growth. We all recognize the incredible market opportunity in front of TruGreen, and are confident that Mike and the team, with the full support of the Board, will further accelerate the company’s growth to elevate and expand the TruGreen LandCare brand.”
“Additionally, on behalf of the entire company, I would like to express our deep gratitude to Vidu for his diligent service and dedication to the company. We look forward to his continued involvement as a board member and advisor to the company.”
Bogan commented, “This is a great opportunity to join an industry leader and work with a dedicated and talented team to unlock our tremendous upside potential. I look forward to building on the current momentum and performing great work for our customers while creating the premier place to work in the industry. I learned early on in my career to worry about being the best, not the biggest, and that will be our focus.”
About Michael Bogan
Bogan is an industry veteran, having spent 23 years with The Brickman Group before starting a consulting business in 2013. During his tenure at Brickman, Bogan was a significant contributor to both organic and acquisition growth opportunities. His teams were consistently among the company’s top performers in profitability, customer satisfaction and employee morale.
About TruGreen LandCare
TruGreen LandCare is a leading U.S. provider of landscape maintenance services to commercial, industrial and municipal customers. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of landscaping services through a network of 51 branches in 16 states and is the second largest landscape maintenance business in the United States.