It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you that our colleague and friend, Julio García de Tejada, passed away on 8 March 2022 after a hard-fought battle with disease over the last few years.

Joining Rain Bird in 1998, as an Agriculture Area Manager, Julio became Golf Area Manager in 2000 covering Spain and Portugal markets for many years, winning the vast majority of large Spanish and Portuguese prestigious Golf projects including Real Club Valderrama, Real Club Pineda de Sevilla, Real Sociedad de Golf de Neguri, Aloha Golf Club, Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro, La Sella Golf, La Finca de Somosaguas Golf, El Bosque Club de Golf, The San Roque Club, Costa Terra Golf & Ocean Club, Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort.

Awarded on many occasions for his outstanding sales performance and known for his insights into the golf market, Julio is fondly remembered by colleagues for his helpful nature and willingness to deliver customers the very best support. Totally focused on delivering superior irrigation solutions to his customers, he helped them offer a best-in-class experience for their golfers.

His style was always gentle, discrete, humble, and honest yet he proved himself to be a determined, strategic thinker who could negotiate intelligently and never give up, making winning every project a personal challenge.

A true Sevillian and a dedicated family man at heart, he will be missed by us all. Our thoughts are with his family.

For assistance, please contact Tina BAUMGÄRTNER, Europe Sales Manager Golf at tbaumgaertner@rainbird.eu