Commercial Irrigation Communication, Tools, and Gadgets

by Mark Pedicone | TLE Seminar

CEUs/PDHs: IA 1,APLD 1,NALP 1*,QWEL 1

Seminar Dates: November 16, 2022 12:00 PM

Seminar Cost: $35 Register for Seminar

Seminar Description:
My objective with this presentation is to show those in attendance that there are many products on the market today. Some of these products are not typical landscape products, but can be used to enhance their commercial irrigation systems and save on both time and money. 
We at Imperial Technical Services have the experience utilizing all of these various products in real world situations and have worked out firsthand what does and what doesn’t work. The presentation will show practical applications where these products can and have been used.

Learning Objectives:
The seminar will focus on two different topics:
1. Topic one will discuss the latest technology and methods of communication for commercial irrigation control systems.
2. Topic two will be discussing the latest gadgets and tools on the market to help overcome adding to your commercial control systems.

Mark Pedicone

Mark Pedicone has been in the landscape irrigation industry in Southern California for over 40 years. After attending Fullerton College, Mark graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. He had a short stint managing a retail nursery. Mark entered the landscape irrigation field and he was hired by the Irrometer Company to be their landscape irrigation specialist. In the three years that Mark worked for Irrometer, he had a chance to experience many aspects of the landscape irrigation trade in Southern California. He got to work with the leaders in landscape architecture, irrigation design, distribution, and with many irrigation manufacturers. During this time Mark was one of the original founding members of the Southern California Xeriscape Committee and served with that group for many years.
Shortly thereafter, Mark was hired away from Irrometer to become the Southern California District Sales Manager for Rain Bird, where he managed the largest irrigation market in the country. During his time as D.M. for Rain Bird, he was awarded their District Manager of the Year award. Mark also served during this time as the President of the Southern California Turfgrass Council, an organization of landscape professionals involved in the turfgrass industry.
After serving for over 5 years in this capacity he went on to become their commercial product manager in charge of development of all turf commercial products. He worked on such products as Maxicom, PE valves, Backflow, RainCad and IDA, 1800’s and VAN nozzles just to name a few. After serving as product manager for 6 years, Mark left Rain Bird and worked as a Water Conservation Specialist working with numerous HOA’s and Property Management groups in Southern California helping them to develop water conservation plans and irrigation retrofit programs.
Mark then went to work for Hydro-Scape Products, where he started their Hydro-Safe/Specification division. He was directly responsible for the sales of some of the largest central control systems in this market including the City of Walnut, City of Irvine, La Dera Ranch, and Los Flores to name a few. He was then promoted to General Sales Manager and served in that capacity managing a sales force of nearly 20 outside salesmen.
From 2009 to 2016 Mark worked to help ET Water become one of the leaders in smart irrigation control systems as their Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Assistant, local Sales and Sales Support, and helped to develop their distribution business for the company.
From 2016 to present Mark has been employed by Imperial Sprinkler Supply company and works within the Imperial Technical Services department as liaison between the division and manufacturers, as their business development sales person working with cities, municipalities, HOA’s and others.