LANSING, Mich. - Irrigation consultants Brian Vinchesi with Irrigation Consulting, Inc., in Pepperell, Massachusetts, and Brendan Lynch, with Lynch & Associates, LTD., in Annapolis, Maryland, were recently named ASIC Fellows (FASIC) at the American Society of Irrigation Consultants' annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
Vinchesi and Lynch, who worked together at one point in their careers, join an exclusive group of irrigation practitioners recognized by the Society for their leadership, professionalism and commitment to independent irrigation development, design and management principles that represent the best interest of the client and the environment.
An irrigation design engineer, Vinchesi also is an Irrigation Association certified golf course, commercial and residential designer; certified landscape water manager; and certified landscape and golf irrigation auditor. He is past president of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) and the Irrigation Association, and past chair of the Irrigation Foundation. He currently chairs the Irrigation Association Standards and Codes Committee and the ASIC Conference Committee.
Lynch, a dedicated irrigation mentor, educator and leader, has more than 40 years of irrigation experience throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area. His professional philosophy demands critical attention to project site details of plant and soil types, slopes, exposures, utility and so forth, with a strong emphasis on project master planning and the incorporation of technologically advanced products and features.
The ASIC Fellows Committee is charged with recommending candidates to the ASIC Board of Directors, which then votes to approve Fellows. Since the Society's formation in 1970, only 10 such individuals have been designated FASIC, including Vinchesi and Lynch.