Jain Irrigation Inc., Fresno, California, hired veteran water management sales executive Dave Laybourn as enterprise sales manager for its ETwater smart irrigation control products and services subsidiary.
Laybourn brings more than 20 years of 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,” says Andy Belingheri, national sales manager at Jain Irrigation. “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.”
“Jain Irrigation is in growth mode right now and additions like Dave Laybourn are great for the company,” says Richard Restuccia, vice president of water management solutions. “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 Corp. 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,” says 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.”