Brian Vinchesi founded Irrigation Consulting Inc. in 1988 in Massachusetts, and it has since become one of the country's leading irrigation consulting and design firms. Specializing in irrigation consulting for large commercial clients and golf courses, Vinchesi has traveled the world to consult on new and renovation projects. Irrigation Consulting has been at the forefront of water conservation and management since its inception.
Vinchesi is a seasoned instructor, having taught turf management at the University of Massachusetts, Rutgers and Ohio State, and he shares his experiences as an Irrigation Association (IA) and GCSAA instructor. He has spoken at the WaterSmart 2008 conference, EPA WaterSense stakeholder forum, and has been the keynote speaker for the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association. He was awarded the 2009 EPA WaterSense Partner of the year for his commitment to water conservation. Vinchesi has also taught and spoken at the Annual IA and Golf Industry shows numerous times and has presented at over 20 turf and landscape conferences. He has received numerous awards for achievement and involvement with the irrigation industry.
Vinchesi obtained his BS in agricultural engineering from Montana State in 1980 and continued with two years of graduate studies at Oregon State. He is a United States Green Building Council LEED accredited professional and holds an EIT with the State of Montana. He strongly supports the IA's national certification program and has earned his certified irrigation designer in three specialty areas: commercial, golf course and residential, as well as being a certified irrigation contractor, certified landscape and golf irrigation auditor, and certified landscape irrigation water manager.
In addition to his business and teaching, he served as president of both the IA and American Society of Irrigation Consultants. He is currently the chairman of the Irrigation Association Education Foundation and chairs their Smart Water applications (SWAT) initiative. He has written hundreds of articles for various publications and published over 20 professional papers.