With more than 35 years of irrigation industry experience, Keith Schweiger has joined Carlsbad, California-based Calsense. Schweiger, whose experience ranges from sales to owning and operating an irrigation contracting firm, will manage technical sales in Colorado and Utah for the irrigation controller manufacturer.
“We’re excited to have Keith join our team,” says Calsense President A.J. van de Ven. “He has a wide range of experience including distribution management and industry education. Keith’s technical acumen and education background make him a valuable resource for our customers in the mountain region.”
Schweiger, who previously worked for SiteOne Landscape Supply as a key account manager, is a certified landscape water manager, irrigation designer, landscape irrigation auditor, irrigation contractor and irrigation technician. He speaks at regional conferences on irrigation matters and says his focus will be ongoing training and support of customers’ sustainability initiatives.
“Educating others is my strength,” says Schweiger. “I want to help our customers connect the science of irrigation to the real world,” said Schweiger.
Schweiger has taught with the Irrigation Association for 15 years, in addition to serving as the organization’s education committee chair.
Outside of work, Schweiger has contributed to the community as a job development volunteer instructor with the St. Patrick’s Center and providing technical support to the University of Missouri Turf Research Farm.