Mike Martin NDA NDAgrE

Having worked in the irrigation industry since the 1960s throughout the U.K., Ireland, Mainland Europe, Scandanavia, North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, parts of West & East Africa, the Middle East, as well as Central America, Mike brings an enormous deoth and vreadth of experience to the Irriplan team.

After obtaining an NDA and NDAgrE at Writtle College, Michael Martin commenced his career in 1966 with Wright Rain Ltd, at that time a leading agricultural irrigation equipment manufacturer, as Technical Sales Representative. He later became Senior contracts Engineer in the overseas projects department before becoming Wright Rain's UK Sales Manager. In 1977 he joined E. Rand & Sons, specialists in well drilling and large-scale irrigation schemes, as irrigation sales manager. He was responsible for design and sales of irrigation systems and industrial service systems, becoming a director in 1980.

In 1984 he joined Miles (Designs & Systems) Ltd as Managing Director, responsible for the design, sales and installation of pivot and linear agricultural irrigation equipment. In late 1987 he left to establish his own irrigation consultancy business, specialising in providing technical input on overseas projects, before joining Philip York in 1990 in a Partnership, which became York Martin International. Later he became Senior Partner, selling the business in 2004, but remaining as a Consultant until August 2006, joining Robin Hume Associates in September 2006 as a Senior Consultant.

He retired from RHA in June 2013 and was invited to join Irriplan, in January 2014.