TCIA appoints TCIA-approved Auditor/Accreditation Consultants to businesses enrolled in the accreditation process.
These Auditor/Accreditation Consultants are available to help your company implement the accreditation program. If an auditor consults with your company, they will not be able to audit it and another TCIA-approved Auditor/Accreditation Consultant will conduct the on-site inspection and complete the audit.
For more details about requesting help from Auditor/Accreditation Consultants, contact Walt Jackson.
John Iurka, NY-01 (Sound Beach, New York)
TCIA-Approved Accreditation Auditor/Consultant, 2006
Mr. Iurka’s credentials include 34 years in the tree care industry. Mr. Iurka started and then sold his own successful tree care company based on Long Island. His former company is still in operation today. Before his retirement, he worked a full career with the Bartlett Tree Expert Company of Stamford, Connecticut, where he served as sales representative in Southampton, New York and later as branch manager in Huntington, New York. Mr. Iurka is also a volunteer leader serving industry business groups such as Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island and Green Point of New York. His approval designation is NY-01.
Mr. McDonald has been involved in the tree care industry for over 32 years. Following graduation from Paul Smith’s College of Forestry, he learned the art and science of tree care working with The Davey Tree Expert Co. in positions from tree climber to district manager. After working with The Davey Tree Expert Co., Mr. McDonald helped pioneer the introduction and implementation of biostimulants in the tree care industry. As senior vice president for Plant Health Care Inc., he developed new markets and helped research mycorrhizal fungi – an environmentally-friendly method of maintaining and improving tree health – with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, and lectured with the U.S.G.A. (United States Golf Association) in Ireland. His approval designation is PA-01.