Richard Hunter, president and CEO of Hunter Industries, announced his retirement after serving in that position for the past 19 years. Effective immediately, the board of directors has appointed Greg Hunter as president. Richard helped start Hunter with his father, Edwin, brother Paul, and sister Ann in the early 1980s. Under his leadership, Hunter Industries grew into one of the world's most respected irrigation and landscape lighting manufacturers.
Greg Hunter assumes the position having held executive leadership positions within several key departments at Hunter, including engineering, product management, information systems, and marketing. He is also a member of the Irrigation Association's board of directors and is involved with a number of other associations and non-profit groups. Greg holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
"There is no better time than now for me to leave my post as president and CEO and allow the leadership team to take Hunter Industries to the next level,” said Richard Hunter. “Our employees are world class and have shown that they are capable of doing whatever is necessary to achieve success. I have total confidence in the organization and the current leadership. The best years for Hunter Industries are undoubtedly ahead."