The Irrigation Association elected three new members to serve on its 2013 – 2016 board of directors. Print and e-mailed ballots were distributed to all voting members in late September, with results tallied Oct. 11. The new directors are:

Jeff Lanahan, senior vice president, John Deere Landscapes (Troy, Mich.)
Chris Roth, president, Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Deshler, Neb.)
Ed Santalone, CEO/president, Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.)

Lanahan, Roth and Santalone assumed their new roles on the board immediately following the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Nov. 4 – 8, in Austin, Texas. Leadership transitions within the board also took effect at this time, with directors assuming the following positions:

President: Warren Thoma, Warren Thoma and Associates, LLC (Crystal Lake, Ill.)
President-elect: Aric J. Olson, CAIS, CID, Jain Irrigation, Inc. (Fresno, Calif.)
Vice president: Jay Robbins II, PE, CAIS, CID, Irrigation-Mart, Inc. (Rustin, La.)
Treasurer: Greg Hunter, Hunter Industries (San Marcos, Calif.)
Immediate past president: Robert D. Dobson, CIC, CID, Middletown Sprinkler Company (Port Monmouth, N.J.)

“Our volunteer and staff team have done an incredible job setting us up for success in the years to come,” said IA President Warren Thoma. “In 2014, we plan to follow through on our revised mission of promoting efficient irrigation while working toward our vision of being the recognized authority on irrigation.”