Mauget announced that President and CEO Nathan Dodds died June 14 of a heart attack.
Dodds joined forces with his father, Dale I. Dodds, and younger brother, Charlie Dodds, at Mauget 35 years ago. When his father died 20 years ago, Dodds took over as President and CEO, and he had been driving the business ever since. The family-owned and operated business has considered everyone that has ever worked at Mauget as part of the extended Dodds family. Dodds’ presence and contributions were respected and felt in the office, as well as within the entire tree care industry.
Dodds is survived by his wife, Brenda, three children, Kellie, Jesslyn and Bob, and three brothers, Alan, Dale Jr. and Charlie. He also had four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who had children of their own.
Recently, Dodds brought in his daughter, Kellie E. Dodds, to work with him in executing his new vision for the company and bringing it to fruition. Kellie has proudly and graciously accepted the position of president and general manager. She will continue her father's work and looks forward to bringing his dreams for Mauget to life.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Nathan E. Dodds will be held on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at the Yorba Linda Community Center in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Donations can also be made in honor of Dodds to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.