THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF IRRIGATION CONSULTANTS (ASIC) board of directors unanimously selected recently retired Professional Irrigation Consultant Carol Colein from Laingsburg, Mich., as its new executive director. Colein succeeds Norman Bartlett, who retired as ASIC executive director January 1,2012.
Founder and principal of CJ. Colein & Associates, Inc., Colein has been involved in golf course irrigation since 1969, originally with golf irrigation contractor A.J. Miller, Inc. In 1981, Colein formed one of the first independent irrigation consulting firms outside of the western U.S. providing comprehensive commercial, sports turf and golf irrigation services.
In addition to successfully managing her company, Colein has been an activist for the irrigation industry, holding positions on ASIC and Irrigation Association (IA) boards of directors, as well as the IA. Certification Board of Governors. In addition to her intimate understanding of complex water-use issues and creative solutions to irrigation design and performance challenges, Colein brings business and communications expertise to ASIC. …