Industry Achievement Award
Jack Buzzard | Rain Bird
Jack Buzzard is the recipient of the 2022 Industry Achievement Award. He retired from Rain Bird in 2006 after a 40-year career with the company. As vice president and director of the Rain Bird International Strategic Business Unit, Buzzard lived and worked in France, introducing Europe, and later parts of South America, to the concept of total, complete automatic irrigation systems as we know them today. Buzzard’s visionary, global approach and his steadfast support of training set the standard for other businesses to follow. His future-forward focus introduced irrigation into areas of the world that truly needed a faster, more efficient way to keep crops and landscapes healthy with less water. He has been a long-time supporter of the IA and served as the president in 1995.