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The Valmont Irrigation executive team

The Valmont® Irrigation Executive Team

Conserving Resources. Improving Life.




Len Adams

Len Adams
President | Global Irrigation


Len began his career at Valmont® upon graduation from college, and he became the President of Valmont® Irrigation in 2005. He is responsible for all aspects of the center pivot and linear irrigation business and Industrial Fastener, Inc. (IFI), a distributor of fastener products in the U.S., and Cascade Earth Sciences (CES), a water reuse company located in Oregon.


Joshua Dixon

Joshua Dixon
Vice President & General Manager | International


In 2015, Josh joined Valmont Irrigation as Vice President of Global Operations. He was responsible for global manufacturing, process engineering, supply chain management, quality, order management, safety, and logistics. In 2016, Josh became the Vice President & General Manager of International.


Phillip Meagher

Phillip Meagher
Regional Vice President | Asia Pacific


Phillip brought his extensive irrigation and management experience to Valmont in 1999 after 29 years with Southern Cross Pumps and Machinery in Brisbane, Australia. He now serves as the Vice President for the Asia Pacific region, which includes 24 countries.


Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis
General Manager | Australia


Chris joined Valmont in 2015, bringing 20 years of experience in national and general management roles. He has extensive experience in the turf and irrigation sectors and managed the largest commercial turf farm in Australia.


Martin Porter

Martin Porter
General Manager | New Zealand/Southeast Asia


Martin has been involved with pumps since 1986 and irrigation since 1994. He began his career with Valmont in 2010 as a Territory Sales Manager. He also has worked in power generation, project management, total quality management and real estate.


Bob Ludvik

Bob Ludvik
Vice President & Global Controller | Global Accounting


Bob joined Valmont Industries as the Coatings Division Controller in 2003. In 2005, he transferred to Valley Irrigation as the North America Division Controller. He was promoted in 2011 to Global Irrigation Division Controller and was subsequently promoted to Vice President and Group Controller in 2014. He is responsible for managing the Global Irrigation Accounting and Finance department, including credit and collections, inventory cost accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting activities.


bob gillen

Bob Gillen
Vice President | Global Operations


Bob joined Valmont Irrigation as Vice President of Global Operations in October 2016 with responsibilities for global manufacturing, process engineering, supply chain management, quality, order management, safety and logistics. Prior to this role, Bob was General Manager of the Valmont Tubing division at the Valley location and General Manager of the galvanizing facility in Salina, KS.



Matt Ondrejko

Matt Ondrejko
Vice President | Global Marketing


Matt joined Valmont Irrigation in 2013 as Vice President of Global Marketing. He is responsible for global marketing strategy and implementation, marketing communications, research, and product development.



andy carritt - sr director it

Andy Carritt
Vice President | Product Development


Andy joined Valley Irrigation in 1996. Since then, he has played an integral role in redefining the product development methodology within the company. Andy was a member of the first team to implement Agile project management within Valley, and as director of IT and software applications, he facilitated a company-wide shift to bring the voice of the customer to the forefront of product development. Andy leads the product development department, overseeing dealer experience, IT operations and new product development.



terry schiltz - cto

Terry Schiltz
Chief Technology Officer | Global Irrigation


Terry Schiltz is Chief Executive Officer of AgSense® LLC and Chief Technology Officer of Valmont Irrigation. Before joining AgSense in 2003, he co-founded Schiltz Mfg with his father in Wessington, SD, and also formed a telecommunications company in Denver, CO. His understanding and passion for both the agriculture and telecommunications industries are what led him to become a partner in AgSense.



jodi wacker

Jodi Wacker
Senior Director | Global Human Resources


Jodi joined Valmont Irrigation in 2014 as the North American Irrigation Human Resources Manager. In 2016, she became Senior Director of Global Human Resources. Jodi partners with leaders within domestic and international divisions for Irrigation, Tubing and Shared Services to provide direction for the Global Irrigation business. She is responsible for managing all functions and activities necessary to recruit, retain and develop Valmont salaried and hourly workforce.



darren siekman - director business development

Darren Siekman
Director | Global Business Development


Darren joined Valmont Irrigation in 2014 to lead a joint development effort between Valmont and DuPont. He was responsible for product development, product launch, manufacturing and sales. In 2016, at the conclusion of the joint development, Darren became Director of Business Development for Global Irrigation and Tubing. In this role, Darren is responsible for acquisitions, partnerships and joint venture opportunities to drive growth and technology advancement for the organization.


Valmont Managers and Officers

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