Hadco names Bud Austin irrigation sales manager

With more than 30 years’ experience in the landscape lighting industry – including the past seven as Hadco’s West Coast technical specialist – Bud Austin has been named the company’s irrigation sales manager.

Bud will be working directly with irrigation sales reps throughout the United States and Canada while operating out of his Scottsdale, Ariz., office. Past career stops at the distributor level, as a sales rep and as a regional manager make him uniquely qualified for the position.

Austin promotion coincides with the recent announcement that the industry’s top two sales organizations – Warren Thoma and Associates and Waterlines, Inc. – have agreed to represent Hadco’s NightLife landscape lighting in the Midwest and in the Mid-Atlantic / Northeast regions of the United States, respectively.

Says Lew Waltz, Hadco’s vice president of landscape lighting, “Bud will have full responsibility for training, analyzing, directing and motivating our irrigation representative force. With Bud at the controls and an experienced sales team catering specifically to wholesalers and contractors, we expect to make major inroads into the irrigation and pool industry.”

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