Bartlett Tree Experts announced that Gamal Maklad has joined the company as its incoming chief information officer (CIO). He will succeed David Andry, who plans to retire in early 2022 after 42 years with the company.
“I am delighted to join the Bartlett team,” Maklad said. “The company provides significant opportunities for the implementation of new technology as a means to enhance the user experience for its customers while modernizing its workplace capabilities for scale and efficiency. I am excited to collaborate with our teams to advance Bartlett’s ongoing modernization initiatives.”
In his role, Maklad will develop and execute Bartlett’s technology strategy to drive digital business innovation for Bartlett’s customers, partners, and employees. Maklad joins Bartlett after leading business transformation initiatives rooted in technology at large public and private companies for more than 16 years, including Finit and United Technologies Corporation.
Most recently, he served as Head of Technology for Advance Publications in New York. In that role, he led M&A technology due diligence and integration efforts in addition to executing a global software alignment program across $100M+ in spend. He also drove the adoption of the Microsoft 365 platform, including a shift to Teams in support of digital workplace initiatives.
Andry said Maklad’s depth of IT experience, particularly in change management, will immediately benefit Bartlett’s customers and business.
“Gamal’s unique perspective gained from his corporate management experience is closely aligned with our strategies for operational effectiveness, digital business innovation, and user engagement,” Andry said. “We are excited to have him join the team as we continue to develop new technology tools for the benefit of our customers and employees.”