Hall Of Fame Inductees
The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.
Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.
- Person with integrity and passion
- Minimum 20 years in industry
- Someone who has developed or invented new technology
- Has made contributions that resulted in change
- Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
- Provided education and encouragement with self-sacrifice
- Changed the industry
Mark Pedicone has been in the landscape irrigation industry here in Southern California for over 35 years.
After attending Fullerton College, Mark graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He had a short stint managing a retail nursery in Whittier. Mark then entered the landscape irrigation field when 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 manufactures. During this time Mark was one of the original founding members of the Southern California Xeriscape Committee and served on that group for many years and spoke at many of their annual conferences.
Shortly there-after 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 for them. 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 here in Southern California and served on committees for both the Southern California Turfgrass Tradeshow held in Costa Mesa and the Turfgrass Institute held each year at the Anaheim Convention center.
After serving for over 5 years as D.M. for Rain Bird 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, Los Flores to name just a few. He was then promoted to General Sales Manager and served in that capacity managing a sales force of nearly 20 outside salesmen until 2008 when he was hired by ETwater Sales, Inc., a smart controller manufacturer, to be their Regional Sales Manager and to help develop a distribution business for the company where he still works today.
Mark also serves on the CLCA Inland Empire chapter as Treasurer, and the Orange County Chapter of Irrigator Tech.
On a more personal note, Mark is the father of five wonderful children and two awesome grand-daughters. And on many weekends you might find Mark hacking it up on some local golf course.