March 30 2020 12:27 AM

He will focus on strategic growth objectives for the company.

Ruppert Landscape, Laytonsville, Maryland, has hired Pete Friz as its head of strategic initiatives.

In his new position at Ruppert Landscape, he will focus on executing strategic objectives to accelerate the company’s growth, including process improvements, systems investments and training and integration programs. He will also help develop leadership and management capabilities.

“Having previously worked for a large landscaping organization, Pete brings a unique and valuable perspective that becomes even more valuable as our company grows,” says Bob Jones, president of the company’s landscape construction division. “He will begin by spending his time evaluating our landscape construction division, focusing on project management processes and associated tools that will enable us to realize greater levels of efficiency and better position us for growth moving forward. He will also be spending time working with HR to help develop management and leadership programs.”

Friz holds a master’s degree from Loyola University and has more than 20 years of business-to-business service experience. Specifically, he has almost a decade of tenure in the landscape industry, having held positions including director of operations and senior vice president with other leading industry organizations.

Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, has been a provider of commercial landscape construction and management services for almost 50 years. The company employs more than 1,600 people and serves customers from 25 branches.