Vinchesi, Lynch named ASIC Fellows

Brian Vinchesi

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC), named two ASIC Fellows (FASIC) at its annual conference in Portland, Ore.: Irrigation consultants Brian Vinchesi with Irrigation Consulting, in Pepperell, Mass., and Brendan Lynch, with Lynch & Associates, in Annapolis, Md.

Vinchesi and Lynch join a group of irrigation practitioners recognized for their leadership, professionalism and commitment to independent irrigation development, design and management principles that represent the best interest of the client and the environment.

Vinchesi is not only an irrigation design engineer, but he is also an Irrigation Association certified golf course, commercial and residential designer; certified landscape water manager; and certified landscape and golf irrigation auditor. He is past president of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) and the Irrigation Association (IA) and past chair of the Irrigation Foundation. He currently chairs the Irrigation Association Standards and Codes Committee and the ASIC Conference Committee.

Vinchesi teaches irrigation design and water management seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada, and writes a monthly column for Golf Course Industry magazine. Notable irrigation consulting projects include: National Mall, Washington, D.C., Central Artery (Big Dig) Parks, Boston, Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas, Nev., Central Park, New York, Brown University, Providence, R.I., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

“It’s a great honor to join the current group of ASIC Fellows who all have been practicing irrigation consulting for many years,” Vinchesi said. “Fellow is a professional distinction that is coveted by members of the Society, and I am humbled to have been selected to this group.”

Lynch, an irrigation mentor, educator and leader, has more than 40 years of irrigation experience throughout the greater Washington DC area. His pays attention to details of plant and soil types, slopes, exposures, utility and so forth, with an emphasis on project master planning and the incorporation of technologically advanced products and features.

Brendan Lynch

Lynch’s commitment to water and energy conservation in his business practices and his mentoring of up-and-coming irrigation and green industry practitioners has greatly advanced ASIC and the irrigation industry over the decades. Notable projects include: The White House and Washington Monument Grounds, Washington, D.C., Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Va., and Columbus Circle Reconstruction, New York.

“My initial reaction (to being named FASIC) was to reflect on the eight previous recipients of this honor, all of whom I have known and respected,” Lynch said. “I actually never dreamt of being considered for this distinction.”

ASIC Fellowship is bestowed upon a society member in recognition of contributions to the profession of irrigation consulting. FASIC considerations include long-standing service to ASIC; professional and personal conduct that at all times that brings credit to the society; and significant contributions to the industry through organization membership, education and mentoring.

The ASIC Fellows Committee is charged with recommending candidates to the ASIC Board of Directors, which then votes to approve Fellows. Since the society’s formation in 1970, only 10 individuals have been designated FASIC, including Vinchesi and Lynch.

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