IrriGreen, developer and manufacturer of the next generation in digital technology for water-saving lawn irrigation, has added three business executives to its board of directors. Three outside board members bring IrriGreen backgrounds in corporate finance, high-tech product engineering and manufacturing, and developing and marketing inventive products for green building.
IrriGreen, Inc., developer and manufacturer of the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System, announced that three business executives have joined its board of directors. The three new board members are Jack Judd, Carl Hung and Andy Vander Woude. The IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System digitally controls its innovative sprinklers to match watering patterns to the exact shape of any lawn. IrriGreen uses up to 50 percent less water than conventional systems.
“In the U.S., outmoded sprinkler systems waste an estimated 4.5 billion gallons of water every day. IrriGreen is transforming lawn irrigation with digital technology that advances the accuracy and effectiveness of in-ground sprinklers,” said Gary Klinefelter, founder and chief executive officer, IrriGreen, Inc. “As we bring our break-through, eco-friendly technology to the market, our board members bring us experience and expertise from their successful careers that will help us succeed.”
Judd is chief financial officer of Proto Labs, Inc. Based in Maple Plain, Minn., Proto Labs is a leading online and technology-enabled, quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Utilizing injection molding, computer numerical control (CNC) machining and additive manufacturing, Proto Labs produces parts for product designers and engineers worldwide. Mr. Judd previously served as CFO for both Compellent Technologies and ATS Medical, Inc. He has an M.B.A. and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, both from St. Thomas University (St. Paul, Minn.)
Hung is president and chief operating officer of Season Group International Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Hong Kong, Season Group is a global, vertically integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. The company provides wire harness and cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies, die and mold making, plastic injection molding, plastic thermoforming, and electro-mechanical box build assemblies. A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Mr. Hung has an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (London, Ont.) He graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C.) with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Andy Vander Woude
A technology executive and entrepreneur in Los Angeles, Calif., Vander Woude was the co-founder and chief executive officer of VAST Enterprises, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.). VAST pioneered and patented materials science technologies that transform recycled tires and plastics into a composite material used to manufacture industry-disrupting green building products. Pavers produced in the composite material are now distributed as AZEK Pavers. Before founding VAST in 2006, Mr. Vander Woude was a business unit manager at Fargo Electronics. He has a Master of Science in management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.) He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of South Dakota (Vermillion, S.D.)