Greg Hunter Takes Over as President of Hunter Industries

Published in the June 2013 Issue Published online: Jun 02, 2013
"Greg Hunter
"Gene Smith

After 19 years as Hunter Industries’ president and CEO, Richard Hunter recently retired.

Effective immediately, the board of directors appointed Greg Hunter president. Richard helped start Hunter with his father, Edwin, brother, Paul, and sister, Ann, in the early 1980s. Under his leadership, Hunter Industries grew into one of the world’s most respected irrigation and landscape lighting manufacturers.

“There is no better time than now for me to leave my post as president and CEO and allow the leadership team to take Hunter Industries to the next level,” Richard Hunter said.

Greg assumes this role having held executive leadership positions within several key departments at Hunter, including engineering, product management, information systems and marketing. Gene Smith, Hunter’s current marketing director for commercial and residential irrigation, has been selected to replace Greg as the company’s new vice president of marketing.