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David Zoldoske Named IA Person of the Year

The IA, a leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has announced David Zoldoske, EdD, CID, as Person of the Year.

The Irrigation Association has named David Zoldoske, EdD, CID, of the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, the 2013 recipient of the Person of the Year Award.

Established in 1952, the Person of the Year award honors an individual outside of the commercial irrigation industry who has made outstanding contributions toward the acceptance of sound irrigation practices or policies. Award recipients receive a lifetime technical membership to the association.

For the past three decades, Zoldoske has worked at the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University in Fresno, Calif., where he was appointed director in 1994. Under his leadership, the center has become an internationally renowned irrigation testing facility that is now the primary testing lab for WaterSense-labeled irrigation products. Zoldoske has also been an active member of the association, participating on the IA Executive Committee for five years before serving as IA president in 2005.

At the international level, some of his most notable contributions include serving as project director for the establishment of the Zimbabwe Irrigation Technology Center and representing the United States in the development of international equipment standards.

Zoldoske's commitment and passion for the industry were highlighted in nominations received by industry peers Claude J. Phene, PhD; Claude Laval III; and Brian Vinchesi, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, CLIM, CLWM. Phene attributed Zoldoske's success to his "outstanding qualities, such as water and environmental knowledge, understanding and application of the irrigation industry engineering concepts, solution development, perseverance and trust."

Nominations for the 2014 Person of the Year Award will open in January 2014.

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