At the close of the 2023 Irrigation Show, the IA (Irrigation Association) added four newly elected directors to the IA Board. One of those four is Erwin Newell of TriEst Ag Group. Directors are elected to three-year terms by members of the association. The IA Board of Directors monitors current and evolving industry trends, determines strategic priorities, defines public policy positions and acts as a steward of the IA’s financial resources.
Erwin Newell and the other three newly elected directors join 13 other members who serve on the IA Board. Their contributions are essential to the IA’s work to elevate the impact and value of the industry and create an environment where irrigation businesses can grow and thrive.
You can read about all four newly elected IA Board Directors on the IA Board of Directors page on the IA website.
Erwin Newell is the Vice President of Business Development and Irrigation for TriEst Ag Group. He started in sales and design as the first full-time employee at B.B. Hobbs in 1990. His responsibilities at B.B. Hobbs over the next 25 years ranged from sales manager to overseeing operations to managing a construction division and being named vice president. Following two mergers, Newell began his current position with TriEst Ag Group. He currently participates on the board of Landmark Irrigation as well as the Board of Reddick Equipment Company. Throughout his career, Newell has served as an advisor on boards of the North Carolina Tomato Growers Association and the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association. He has been involved in his church and participated in mission projects in Africa and Mexico.
“The agricultural irrigation industry is changing at a rate greater than anytime during my over 30-year career. Mergers, acquisitions, aging industry leaders, changing markets, water supply, technology, urban development and other factors are impacting the agricultural irrigation industry. Ag irrigation distribution is largely doing business the same way it has for years, but in order to be profitable, attract the best and brightest talent, meet the needs of a changing customer base, most efficiently use resources and be sustainable, it needs to change. I am excited about the potential to work as part of the IA Board to identify and promote ideas and initiatives that foster positive change.”