Hugh Merriam – Analyst at PG&E

May 12, 1999

In 1998, Hans Hyde worked under contract to PG&E as Senior Forester on a centralized removal program.  His position required strong communication, leadership, and technical skills.  Office responsibilities included documenting consistent work practices, tracking equipment assignments, database administration and making progress reports.  Field responsibilities included direct contractor interaction, customer complaint resolution, maintaining agency contacts, pre and post auditing of tree removal packages, presentations, and working with non-profit groups.

Hans has a commitment to the field of utility arboriculture and has continually worked to improve his skills.  He actively sought out opportunities to make public presentations on tree removal and directional pruning to homeowner groups.  To increase his familiarity with pesticides, he obtained a California Certified Applicator Certificate and implemented cut stump auditing procedures.  He consulted with other industry professionals and looked outside his immediate group for new solutions.

Hans has strong organizational skills, and is able to balance competing demands for his time.  He has the ability to work alone, is willing to spend the extra effort to get the job done and the judgment to ask for guidance when necessary.  It was my pleasure to work with Hans and believe he has the capability to perform in a position of greater responsibility.

See Hugh’s accomplishments here.