EIA welcomes a new President: Mr Carlo Fontana

The European Irrigation Association Members have elected a new President, Mr Carlo Fontana, to drive the association for the coming 3 years.

Mr Paulo Félix (2011-2014) took the association to a new level by establishing a permanent presence in Brussels and extending the scope and activitie to become a recognized and renowned association for Irrigation professionals (Manufacturers, contractors, distributers, consultants and students) at the European Level. 

Mr Fontana is a true expert in the field with over 20 years of sector experience. Being an Italian, based in Russia gives him a true European perspective on our industry.

“After having organized a successful edition of the Irrigation Days in Moscow in 2014, certifying over 20 professionals, I look forward to bring even more professionalism and recognition to the Industry in the three years to come”, Mr Fontana said.  

Mr Fontana is currently Irrigation Business Unit Director at Astral SNG JSC in Moscow Russia. He has been General Manager at Acva Landshaft Ltd from April 2011 – 2013. Previously, Mr Fontana was general manager at Columella group, JSC from October 1998 – January 2011, and a free-lance sales manager Russia Ukraine Kazakhstan at Rain Bird from 2000 – 2011. 

We would like to welcome Mr Fontana to his new position within the association, and sincerely thank Mr Félix for the hard work and dedication of the past 3 years.