Ruppert Landscape has promoted Fred Key to the role of region manager, where he will oversee branches in Raleigh, N.C., and Richmond, Lorton and Gainesville, Va.. In this role, he will be a resource for each of the branch managers and will help maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, training, customer service, business development and profitability. 
Key is a resident of Haymarket, Va., has over 20 years of industry experience, and has been with Ruppert for 10 years serving in a variety of positions, including crewman, foreman, area manager, controller, landscape construction production manager, division administrator, landscape management branch manager and region manager.
Key has a bachelor’s degree in business from Salisbury State University where he majored in accounting. He is a certified landscape professional, and in 2009 he received one of the company’s top honors, the Clyde Vadner Merit Award, which is presented to the individual who has demonstrated consistent hard work and dedication leading to exceptional contributions to the organization.