Thursday, November 27, 2014

And the Gold Award in Agriculture Goes to ... | by Pauline Merz

The European Irrigation Association (EIA), which strives to “to improve the products, practices and services used to manage water resources and to contribute to the global improvement of the environment,”  took advantage of the last EIMA tradeshow in Bologna, Italy, to hold its 2014 EIA Awards ceremony. 

The objective was to “recognize and promote the irrigation industry’s most innovative products or services for environmental sustainability." The contest was open to all companies that built innovative products, equipment, sites, projects or designs that promote water and energy savings. 

The jury, composed by recognized international experts, awarded Valmont® Irrigation  for its Valley® Variable Irrigation Rate product with the 2014 Agriculture Gold Award.

It was also the time when the General Assembly elected its new board members.  

We are glad to say that they can count on a new member: Philipp Schmidt-Holzmann, general manager of Valmont Irrigation Western Europe and West Africa, who has joined the EIA board for three years. Congratulations Philipp on your new challenge!

Pauline Merz
Marketing Responsible - Western Europe & West Africa

Pauline joined Valmont Irrigation in 2012. After being in charge of the French market (Spare Parts and Marketing activities), she became Marketing Responsible for Western Europe and West Africa. Native of France, Pauline has been living in Spain for three years. She enjoys meeting new people and discovering other cultures through their way of life. Pauline is also fond of sports such as mountain biking, trekking and tennis.