ORBIT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS, INC. APPOINTS STUART EYRING AS CHIEF CONSERVATION OFFICER
Industry's First CCO Will Serve as Liaison for Company-Wide "Conservation through Innovation” Mission and Community Outreach Efforts
North Salt Lake, Utah. MAY 9, 2005. Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of irrigation and misting products for the commercial and residential markets, has announced the appointment of Stuart Eyring as Chief Conservation Officer. In this new position, Eyring will serve as Orbit"s liaison to national, state and local regulatory agencies and action groups dedicated to water conservation and preservation.
Orbit CEO & President K.C. Ericksen announced Eyring’s appointment at the 2005 Utah Water Conservation Symposium which Orbit hosted on-site April 14, 2005. More than 90 guests representing 57 different municipal, government, non-profit and commercial entities, all with the common interest of promoting water conservation, attended the Symposium. Utah’s Lt. Governor Gary Herbert, who is leading state efforts concerning water issues, opened the Symposium. Dianne Nielson, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, moderated a panel discussion among state agency and non-profit executives and an open Q&A.
An MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Eyring joined Orbit as Executive Vice President of Marketing early 2005 following nearly 11 years at Ford Motor Company. A member of the distinguished marketing leadership team, his global experience at Ford included serving as the first sales and marketing manager for Vietnam; head of strategic planning and retail planning for Asia-Pacific export markets; brand strategy manager for South America; sales and marketing director for Andean markets; and CEO staff position responsible for creation of global processes and strategies.
“We believe that creation of the CCO position represents an important first for the irrigation industry and that it is one which will enable us to further our commitment to conservation,” noted Orbit CEO K.C. Ericksen. “Our overarching goal is to bring to market the world’s most efficient, highest quality water management products. Stuart’s perspective and experience make him exceptionally well qualified to foster mutually beneficial collaboration between Orbit and organizations and agencies throughout the country, advancing our shared goal of making water conservation an integral way of life.
2005 Utah Water Conservation Symposium Panel - Moderator, Dianne Nielsen – Executive Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality; Merritt Frey – Executive Director, Utah Rivers Council; Stephanie Duer – Water Conservation Program Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Utilities; Erik Klotz – Section Chief, Division of Water Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources; Steven Clyde – Water Rights Attorney, Clyde Snow Sessions & Swenson; Joe Whittaker – President, Utah Water Conservation Forum; Nancy Hardman – Conservation Programs Coordinator, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
ABOUT ORBIT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS, INC.
With locations in the Far East and United States, Orbit manufactures and distributes more than 1,500 quality lawn and garden irrigation and misting products to customers in 33 countries worldwide under the sub-brand names Orbit Professional®, WaterMaster®, DripMaster®, SunMate® and Arizona Mist®. With manufacturing locations in the Far East and United States, Orbit was awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System at company headquarters where it employs 650 worldwide in its peak season. Orbit products can be purchased both domestically and internationally at most home improvement stores and lawn and garden centers.
Orbit’s company slogan, "Conservation through Innovation," signifies company passion and commitment to the development of innovative products that manage water wisely. The experienced research and development teams at Orbit push the envelope of irrigation technology in creating new ideas designed to revolutionize the irrigation market. By combining technology with customer-friendly functionality, Orbit Irrigation serves as a pioneer in innovation for the residential and commercial irrigation industries.