Valley Names Carritt VP, Product Development

Published online: Apr 26, 2017 Irrigation
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Valley Irrigation announces the promotion of Andrew Carritt to vice president of product development. Carritt will lead the product development department, overseeing dealer experience, IT operations and product development. Carritt previously managed the creation and implementation of Valley BaseStation3 and played a key role in Valley’s acquisition of AgSense, a leading agricultural technology company. 

“Andy’s depth and breadth of experience make him uniquely qualified to continue our company’s momentum,” says Valley Irrigation group president Len Adams. “Through a combination of product insight, understanding of the customer, and unique perspective on management, Andy is poised to help propel Valley forward.” 

Since joining Valmont Industries in 1996, Carritt has played an integral role in redefining the product development methodology within Valley. As senior systems analyst, Carritt was a member of the first team to implement the Agile project management within the Valley IT department. Soon thereafter, as director of IT and software applications, he facilitated a company-wide shift to bring the voice of the customer to the forefront of product development. 

“I believe utilizing the voice of the customer has translated into products and solutions that were well-received by dealers and growers in the marketplace,” says Carritt. “In this new role, I would like to continue this development and aid Valley as it progresses into an interconnected, information-driven irrigation technology company.”