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Meet the Team

Dedicated to 'Keeping Farmers Farming'

Haydn Cornish

Irrigation Manager & Product Specialist
Haydn is currently living in Lameroo and will be working from the Murray Bridge branch while developing the irrigation business up around Lameroo and Pinnaroo with the Irrigation team.  He is a Lameroo local and has been working for a large family owned potato and onion company.  Prior to this, Haydn spent 6.5 years working at Thomas Foods as their Irrigation & Assistant Manager.  In his work history he has run his own irrigation business and worked for one of the largest Zimmatic dealers in Queensland on project management/builds/servicing of large pivots and lateral irrigators.  

Haydn will be working with the team across parts, service and project design and builds.   Haydn has 23 years of irrigation experience and is a great leader for the Emmetts Irrigation business.

Alice Caldecott

Service Administration & Parts Interpreter
Alice joins the Emmetts Irrigation team from AusRain. Alice grew up in the irrigation industry and is excited to support the service department in scheduling and customer contacts. 

She will also be managing the parts inventory and ensuring that customers across the entire Emmetts region have access to parts when they need them, to keep them going. Expect a friendly call from Alice to introduce Emmetts Irrigation to growers in the area, and a regular call to find out what parts you need, or if a service is required for maintenance rather than wait until it hits breakdown stage.

Peter Waters

Service Technician and Technology Specialist
Prior to joining Emmetts Irrigation, Peter worked for AusRain in Murray Bridge for five years, and prior to AusRain worked for a pump retailer. With over 10+ years experience in irrigation specifically pivot and lateral irrigation systems Peter is leading the service/build team to provide for all of the customers service requirements. 

With a strong interested in the technology on offer through Valley Peter is adept at retrofitting the technology to existing systems, or building the new systems with the cutting edge automation and soon to be released in market scheduling.

Brandon bourke

Irrigation Field Service Technician
We are excited to have Brandon join the team to launch Emmetts Irrigation. Brandon comes with a wealth of knowledge in instillation of large infrastructure projects including for the NBN and telecommunications networks including civil works such as trenching and ground works. His strengths are in implementing the building plans and making on the ground decisions to ensure a positive outcome for the customer and ensuring that the work is completed to plan to ensure reliability for the long term. 

Brandon has studied and done training across a range of things from dump truck and excavator driving to dealing with pit and pipe work and now irrigation. We welcome Brandon and look forward to seeing his career at Emmetts develop.

Scott Hoffmann

Irrigation Field Service Technician
Scott had just made a career change into Irrigation having worked in the window cleaning service for close to ten years. Growing up in Murray Bridge he is committed to the local area, and the agriculture sector which supports the local economy. Scott has embraced learning and with a mechanical inclination, he is diving right in attending service calls, and learning the parts side of the business. 

Scott is committed to customer service and developing business relationships. By July 1, 2021 he will be a fully trained Valley service tech and will be able to broaden the services offered by the Emmetts Irrigation team.

Nick higginbottom

Irrigation Sales and Service Specialist
Nick has joined the Emmetts Irrigation Team in Swan Hill, from another local irrigation retailer. Having worked in irrigation across parts, service, sales and installation Nick understands the full system requirement of laterals and pivots to keep crops irrigated. With experience in ground works and pump requirements, he is also able to design into the project the infrastructure needed to move water across the farm. With a focus on sales, he is also available for service call outs and ordering and selling parts. 

He is also likely to have the part you need, on his ute so give him a call. In his down time he likes to fish, camp, plays footy and golfs.
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