Ruppert Landscape has promoted Steve Faber to the position of region manager in the company’s landscape management division. Additionally, Kurt Myers and Michael Vispi have been promoted to the position of branch manager.
As region manager, Faber will oversee operations in the Lilburn and Mableton, Georgia branches. He has been with Ruppert for over 17 years and has a combined 25 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a board member for the Georgia Green Industry Association. Over the course of his Ruppert career, he has held several positions including field manager, area manager, and most recently, branch manager in Lilburn. For the past year, he has also taken on the role of acting branch manager in Mableton while training the next generation of leadership. In 2011, he earned the company’s Clyde Vadner Merit Award, presented to the individual who has demonstrated consistent hard work and dedication leading to exceptional contributions to the organization. He currently resides in Athens with his wife, Cheri, and their children, Dorie, Ethan, and Claire.
“Steve has played a pivotal role in helping us establish a strong reputation in the Atlanta market. Without the benefit of acquisition, Steve and his team built the Lilburn branch from the ground up. The levels of success they achieved has enabled us to split the branch, which resulted in the opening of our Mableton branch in 2015 and the establishment of a satellite operation in Athens,” said Fred Key, region vice president. “We know he will continue to build strong teams and long-lasting customer relationships in his new role.”
Myers has been selected to oversee the Mableton, Georgia landscape management branch. He holds an associate degree in horticultural science from Gwinnett Technical College and has been with Ruppert for over 12 years. He joined Ruppert in 2007 as an enhancement field manager in the Lilburn, Georgia branch, and was soon promoted to enhancement manager then area manager and transferred to the Mableton branch. In 2018, he was chosen to join the associate branch manager leadership training program. He was twice awarded with the company’s Branch Impact Award, which is presented to the employee whose outstanding dedication and contribution have made a positive impact on the organization. He currently resides in Monroe, Georgia with his wife, Rachael, and their two children, Christopher and Madison.
“Kurt’s confident can-do attitude has helped us build a strong, motivated team in the Mableton branch,” said Faber. “He is a pleasure to work with and I have every confidence in his ability to lead and grow the Mableton branch.”
Vispi has been selected to oversee the Lilburn, Georgia landscape management branch, replacing Steve Faber as he takes on his new role. He holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape contracting from Mississippi State University and has been with Ruppert for over 15 years. Michael first started in 1996 as an intern, then officially joined Ruppert as a field manager in the Lilburn branch the following year. He was since promoted to area manager and was accepted into the associate branch manager leadership training program in 2018. He was twice awarded with the company’s Branch Impact Award, which is presented to the employee whose outstanding dedication and contribution have made a positive impact on the organization. He currently resides in Buford, Georgia with his wife, Sheree, and their children, Ashley, Austin, and Alyssa.
“Those who have met Michael can’t help but appreciate his bubbly personality and great heart, but most importantly his sincere passion for our industry, our customers and our employees,” said Faber. “These, above all others, are the traits that will serve him well in his new position.”
As branch managers, Vispi and Myers will be responsible for the overall welfare of their branch, including the safety and development of the team, strategic planning and budgeting, training, and day-to-day operations.