Valmont® Irrigation, The Leader in Precision Irrigation®, a division of Valmont® Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), announced the promotion of Andrew Carritt to vice president of product development. Carritt will lead the product development department, overseeing dealer experience, IT operations and product development. Carritt previously managed the creation and implementation of Valley® BaseStation3™, and played a key role in the acquisition of AgSense®, a leading agricultural technology company.
“Andy’s depth and breadth of experience make him uniquely qualified to continue our company’s momentum,” says Len Adams, group president Valmont Irrigation. “Through a combination of product insight, understanding of the customer, and his unique perspective on management, Andy is poised to help propel us forward.”
Since joining Valmont Industries in 1996, Carritt has played an integral role in redefining the product development methodology within Valmont Irrigation. As senior systems analyst, Carritt was a member of the first team to implement the Agile project management within the Valmont Irrigation IT department. Soon after, as director IT and software applications, he facilitated a company-wide shift to bring the voice of the customer to the forefront of product development.
“I believe utilizing the voice of the customer has translated into products and solutions that were well received by dealers and growers in the marketplace,” states Carritt. “In this new role, I would like to continue this development and aid Valmont as it progresses into an interconnected, information-driven irrigation technology company.”