Deer Park, Australia: Rain Bird Australia has announced the appointment of Peter Frewin to the position of National Sales and Marketing Manager for its Golf activities.
Frewin arrives at Rain Bird following a successful tenure of almost five years as the Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s leading member organisation for turf managers, the Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA).
Frewin’s career in the turf industry has spanned more than 35 years. He has been one of the industry’s most respected practitioners and was the winner of the 2009 AGCSA Distinguished Service Award.
Frewin has a long association with Rain Bird which commenced at Barwon Heads where the club was one of the first courses in the world to use the Rain Bird ‘hybrid’ central control. Frewin was also one of the original members of the Rain Bird Irrigation Advisory Council.
“Peter will be a great asset to Rain Bird and the irrigation sector in general. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and we look forward to him representing Rain Bird’s Golf systems and solutions at a time where The Intelligent Use of Water is a growing challenge and opportunity in our industry,” said Tony Irvine, Rain Bird Australia General Manager.
Frewin assumed the newly created position at the start of September. The role covers both the Australia and New Zealand golf markets.
Rain Bird is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
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