Reece Andrews named recipient of IA’s 2021 Innovator Award
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (July 6, 2021) — The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Reece Andrews of Omaha, Nebraska, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Innovator Award, sponsored by Hunter | Senninger. The IA’s Innovator Award honors individuals who have made significant, tangible contributions to the irrigation industry within the past five years.
Andrews is a product manager for Lindsay Corporation. He has led the development of numerous industry-advancing technologies during his career, which have resulted in a number of products that significantly support growers in improving the health of their crops, while conserving natural resources. His work in developing remote pivot technologies has helped growers save water and reduce their fuel costs, labor, and wear and tear, while also reducing the carbon footprint.
“Reece Andrews is known for his passion for solving customer problems and developing products that not only help growers but also serve the environment,” said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. “He is a true innovator, and we look forward to more of his contributions in the years to come.”
Andrews holds numerous patents for irrigation products, and many of the products he led development of have been recognized with awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and World Ag Expo, as well as the IA. Two of the irrigation control systems he was directly responsible for were winners of the 2007 and 2014 IA New Product Contests. Most recently, he led the development of the FieldNET Pivot Watch universal pivot monitoring solution.
“I am honored to be named the 2021 Innovator Award recipient. I have spent most of my career as a product manager developing solutions to help growers maximize the value of their irrigation systems, while enhancing their work-life balance,” Andrews said. “I want to thank the Irrigation Association and the team at Lindsay Corporation I work with to bring innovative products to our customers. I look forward to continuing to drive ground-breaking advancements in our industry for years to come.”
Andrews and the other 2021 IA award recipients will be featured guests on a webinar hosted by the IA this fall. More information about this and other IA awards and past recipients can be found at www.irrigation.org/awards.