President of AvidWater
Aric leads AvidWater, which represents the largest micro irrigation system distribution & installation platform in the US. Prior to the merger with Rivulis, Aric served as the President of Jain Irrigation, Inc., and CEO of Jain Distribution Holdings, Inc., (Fresno, CA). Aric is a thought leader and a frequent speaker, and a panelist for domestic agriculture and water issues.
He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration to go along with twenty-five years of manufacturing company experience in which he has held responsibilities for manufacturing, distribution, engineering, sales & marketing, and human resources. Aric has been a member of Jain Irrigation’s management team since 2006 and responsible for successfully integrating eleven major acquisitions during the last fifteen years. Aric is the past president of the Irrigation Association and a founding committee member and chairperson of Blue Tech Valley. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Irrigation Innovation Consortium where Jain Irrigation was one of the founding sponsors.
Aric carries many current industry certifications including Certified Crop Advisor, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Nitrogen Specialist, Certified Irrigation Designer, Certified Agriculture Irrigation Specialist, Six-Sigma Black Belt, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, Certified Supply Chain Professional, and Certified in Production and Inventory Management.