Landscape & Irrigation

January/February 2016

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Page 6 of 35 Landscape and Irrigation January/February 2016 7 INDUSTRY NEWS dents majoring in landscape management, turf, public horti- culture, landscape architecture, and to some students outside of the department. IA Person of the Year The Irrigation Association honored Guy Fipps, Ph.D., PE, as its Person of the Year. Fipps is a globally recognized leader in irrigation technology and water conservation. He has de- voted more than 25 years to improving irrigation efficiency, developing new technologies and promoting water-use effi- ciency. His research and extension educational efforts have helped make major advancements in irrigation technologies. Fipps has worked in Iraq, Rwanda, Libya, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, China, Jordan, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Russia, Chad and Upper Volta. The work done in these countries spans all aspects of irrigation, including water man- agement, salinity management, river basin development and water resources. Fipps also acted as the subject matter expert on a $24.5 million civil works, center pivot project in Iraq. Crawford Reid Memorial Award Mark G. Huntley of FH Consulting won the Crawford Reid Memorial Award. Under Huntley's leadership of T-Systems Europe SA, and later as president, CEO and chairman of the board of T-Systems International, Inc., the company signifi- cantly grew the international drip irrigation market. Huntley saw huge potential for the global irrigation mar- ket, and during his tenure was able to introduce new technol- ogies to this market by retooling equipment for new product lines and restructuring material procurement to better meet changing global requirements. During Huntley's time with T-Systems Europe SA, their business doubled in size. Later, with TSI, the entire global business grew by 70 percent, and the company was poised for the eventual merger with John Deere Water. 2015 New Product Contest Winners The winners of the Irrigation Association 2015 New Product Contest are as follows: • In the Landscape Irrigation category: Aqualone by Aqualone • In the Landscape Lighting category: Luxor ZDC by FX Lumi- naire • In the Specialty category: Wildeye Soil Moisture by Outpost Central Ltd. • In the Agriculture Irrigation category: 3NV Nozzle System for 3030 Series Pivot Sprinklers by Nelson Irrigation Corp.

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