For Immediate Release
Richard Hunter Retires; Greg Hunter Promoted to President of Hunter Industries
SAN MARCOS, Calif.––February 19, 2013
After 19 years as Hunter Industries’ President and CEO, Richard Hunter is retiring. Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Greg Hunter President. Richard helped start Hunter with his father, Edwin, brother Paul, and sister Ann in the early 1980s. Under his leadership, Hunter Industries grew into one of the world’s most respected irrigation and landscape lighting manufacturers.
Richard Hunter said, “There is no better time than now for me to leave my post as President and CEO and allow the leadership team to take Hunter Industries to the next level. Our employees are world class and have shown they are capable of doing whatever is necessary to achieve success. I have total confidence in the organization and the current leadership. The best years for Hunter Industries are undoubtedly ahead.”
Greg assumes this role having held executive leadership positions within several key departments at Hunter including Engineering, Product Management, Information Systems, and Marketing. He is also a member of the Irrigation Association’s Board of Directors and is involved with a number of other associations and non-profit groups. By trade, Greg is an engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is looking forward to continuing Hunter Industries’ legacy of innovative products and outstanding customer support.
About Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom molding sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers over 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and high-end irrigation systems. Hunter’s core mission always has and always will remain the same: to produce innovative products of the highest quality and back them with unwavering customer support.