ASIC to honor Daryl Green, Brian Vinchesi

March 1, 2017 -  By

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) is bestowing two prestigious awards at its annual conference April 23-25 in Seattle.

Daryl Green will be awarded the 2017 Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award, and Brian Vinchesi will receive the 2017 Roy Williams Memorial Award.

Daryl-Green

Daryl Green

The Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual or individuals whose long-term support of ASIC’s principles and whose efforts to promote the goals of ASIC are deserving of special recognition by his or her peers.

This year’s winner, Daryl Green, has served on ASIC SoCal Boards of Directors and chaired numerous fund raisers and technical meetings. Additionally, Green is a five-time recipient of the SoCal chapter Member of the Year Award.

Green is the founder of Green Product Sales, a product representation and technical resources company that focuses on water related products designed for all aspects of the irrigation trade.

Prior to forming Green Product Sales, Green worked as district manager for United Green Tech, and was the landscape and irrigation coordinator for the planned community of Cota De Caza. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, he holds a degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape contracting.

“It’s four simple words: Daryl loves this industry,” said Steve Hohl, owner of Water Concern and past president of ASIC. “He was the first person to greet me into the industry. Whether it’s the latest technology, a new design technique, a recent ordinance revision, a new bottle of wine, Western Outdoor News fishing stats, or the latest college football news, Daryl relates to everything through everyone.”

Named after an ASIC founder and first ASIC President, the Roy Williams Memorial Award is given for significant contributions to the irrigation industry by an individual, organization or business. It is not an annual accolade; it’s awarded as ASIC deems appropriate.

Brian Vinchesi.

Brian Vinchesi

Vinchesi’s firm, Irrigation Consulting, was founded in 1992. From there, he has grown the firm into one of the leading national irrigation consulting firms, both in size and scope of work performed.

Vinchesi has been an activist in the industry, speaking and presenting at numerous industry events including ASIC National and Regional Conferences, the Irrigation Association (IA) Show & Education Conference, the GCSAA Golf Industry Show, WaterSmart Conference and many regional associations. He has also been an instructor at University of Massachusetts, Rutgers University and Ohio State University.

He served on countless committees, most notably as current chairman of Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT), past chairman of the IA Education Foundation, past chairman of the IA Certification Board of Governors and currently serving on the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Landscape Irrigation Standards Committee. He also served as president of both ASIC and IA.

Vinchesi was named an ASIC Fellow in 2014—an honor recognizing exceptional career work that has advanced the art, science and professionalism of irrigation consulting and his countless volunteer hours given on behalf of the irrigation industry. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious IA Industry Achievement Award and was the 2009 EPA WaterSense Partner of the year.

Vinchesi graduated from Montana State University in 1980 with a bachelor’s in agricultural engineering. He continued with two years of graduate studies at Oregon State University. He also holds IA certifications in three design specialties, is a landscape and golf irrigation auditor and a landscape irrigation water manager. He is also USGBC LEED accredited.

 

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