SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Richard Hunter, after 19 years as president and CEO of Hunter Industries, is retiring. Effective immediately, the Hunter Board of Directors has appointed Greg Hunter president. Richard helped start Hunter Industries with his father, Edwin, brother Paul and sister Ann in the early 1980s. Under his leadership, the company grew into one of the world’s most respected irrigation and lighting manufacturers.

Richard Hunter (pictured right) said, "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. Our employees are world class and have shown 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."

Greg (pictured left) assumes this role 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.

By trade, Greg is an engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is looking forward to continuing Hunter Industries‘ legacy of innovative products and outstanding customer support.