Fresno, California, August 08, 2020 – Jain Irrigation, Inc., the world leader in irrigation technology, today announced it has hired veteran water management sales executive Dave Laybourn as Enterprise Sales Manager for its ETwater smart irrigation control products and services subsidiary.
Laybourn will bring his more than 20 years’ experience in commercial, industrial, agriculture and landscaping sales to focus on development of the enterprise strategy, along with managing the Fortune 500 customers of ETwater.
“We’re excited to have Dave join our team and lead our Enterprise Sales activities,” said Andy Belingheri, National Sales Manager at Jain Irrigation, Inc. “His caliber of success and experience are ideally suited for selling the most innovative, technologically advanced intelligent, smart irrigation control system worldwide. Under Dave’s leadership we look forward to helping many more businesses conserve water, reduce expenditures and improve their corporate sustainability.”
Richard Restuccia, V.P. of Water Management Solutions is excited about Dave joining the team and growth at Jain Irrigation Inc. “Jain Irrigation is in growth mode right now and additions like Dave Laybourn are great for the company. Jain feels a deep sense of responsibility to develop products and educate customers to manage water responsibly. Dave brings a wealth of irrigation knowledge plus a passion for sustainability and water management, three of our most important initiatives.”
Before joining Jain Irrigation, Laybourn was at Olson Irrigation where he was responsible for the go-to-market of an automatic self-cleaning water filter for agriculture. Prior to Olson, he worked at Rain Bird in field sales and product management that included being named on two U.S. patents for drip irrigation. “Agriculture is where I learned about ET (evapotranspiration) and how valuable it is, not only for saving water but also for the best plant health,” said Laybourn. “I look forward to sharing this and other insights with the Enterprise about ETwater technology, which should be their basis for making investments in smart irrigation that deliver financial payback and a return on investment that is often much better than the owner’s core business.” Dave Laybourn has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
ABOUT JAIN IRRIGATION
Jain is a fully integrated global food/plant production company recognized by Harvard Business to be one of five global sustainability champions and the G-20 for lifting people out of poverty. Our irrigation manufacturing capabilities include everything from behind the pump to the flush valve at the end of the lateral and everything in between including drip irrigation. We lead the industry in manufacturing technology, owning both our extrusion and mold manufacturing equipment providers. Jain leads plant science research globally across a variety of food crops and is staffed with some of the world’s leading research scientists. With the Gandhi Library, Jain now houses the prominent collection of the world’s best plant science knowledge in a single facility. Our agronomic knowledge is integrated from our world-class tissue culture operations through our food processing businesses. We research, educate, advance,manufacture, finance, propagate plants, and purchase produce for processing all to fulfill the Jain mission, “leave this world better than you found it.”