Brian Vinchesi, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, CLIM, CLWM, is the 2015 recipient of the Irrigation Association Industry Achievement Award. He was nominated specifically for his exceptional leadership with the Smart Water Application Technologies initiative and IA’s Standards and Codes Committee. Vinchesi’s direct involvement has led to the development of testing protocols, standards, and codes that recognize the importance of the managed landscape.
But his commitment to the industry and the association started long before. For more than 20 years, Vinchesi has taught courses for IA, several universities, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America. He has published articles in more than 20 industry publications, was named a WaterSense Partner of the Year in 2009, and received the Hunter Industries Trailblazer Award in 2012.
In addition to the many IA committees on which he has served over the years, Vinchesi is an IA past president and has served as a chair of both the Certification Board and the Irrigation Foundation Board of Trustees.