Joe Strickland serves Valmont as Vice President – Global Irrigation Operations, a role in which he is responsible for manufacturing operations around the world supporting the Irrigation business. Prior to that Joe served for 3 years as Vice President & General Manager for North America Irrigation. Joe joined Valmont from Ecolab where he spent the last 10 years in a variety of roles in Corporate Finance and General Management. His most recent role at Ecolab was Vice President–Agribusiness. Joe has his MBA from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Finance and Corporate Strategy, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Joe serves on the board of the JDRF Nebraska-Iowa Chapter, and previously the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, as well as volunteered as an executive mentor as a part of Menttium program. Joe and his wife Lindsay, have two children.