Hall Of Fame Inductees
The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.
Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.
Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.
- Person with integrity and passion
- Minimum 20 years in industry
- Someone who has developed or invented new technology
- Has made contributions that resulted in change
- Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
- Provided education and encouragement with self-sacrifice
- Changed the industry
Green Product Sales
Daryl Green entered the green industry at the age of 16 while taking horticulture classes in high school under Dave Okura, continuing with three more years at Orange Coast College (OCC) under John Lenanton and John Parker. While at OCC, he started up a landscape maintenance business mowing 50 lawns a week during the day and taking classes in the afternoon and night. Moving on from OCC, he continued his education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focusing on the landscape construction trade. While at Cal Poly, he continued to learn the trade working odd landscape projects, mowing greens at the golf course, and working in a retail nursery.
Following graduation, Green went up north to work with Roger Fiske Landscaping. Soon after, he decided it was time to move back to southern California where his future wife, Kelly, had located to. She too is a horticulturalist who has a long history in the nursery trade. After moving back, he took a job with Tierra Verde Landscape under Allen Chariton. It was there that he focused on landscape maintenance, some construction projects, and water management. A few years into working with Tierra Verde, an opportunity arose to take on the management of a new computer control irrigation system called MAXICOM for a burgeoning new community called Coto de Caza. This set-in motion a career in the water-side of the industry.
After a successful run managing water and landscapes in Coto de Caza, another opportunity came forward with a new division of Pacific Irrigation Supply called Pacific Technical Services. It was there that Green was able to work with hundreds of agencies, associations, and other entities providing sales and support for central control systems, booster pumps, fertilizer injection systems, and numerous other unique technical-related irrigation products. Pacific Technical Services evolved into United Green Tech under three different ownerships over a 17-year period.
Green Product Sales was founded in 2005 by Green as a product representation and technical resources company that focuses on water-related products designed for all aspects of the irrigation trade. Representing Barrett Engineered Pumps as a primary line, Green, along with Luis Moriel, created a new division of Imperial Sprinkler Supply called Imperial Technical Services. In 2007, Craig Barrett, Kim Goldenstein, and Green created a separate company called Landscape Injection Systems to provide fertilizer injection systems for the commercial landscape trade.
In 1992, Green was awarded the National Care Award for water management for his work in Coto de Caza. He also received a few regional Salesperson of the Year awards and five ASIC so. Cal. Member of the Year awards. In 2017, Green was recognized with the National ASIC Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award.
Green lives in Orange County with his wife Kelly and dogs Tucker and Shiloh. He and Kelly are proud parents of their world traveling daughter, Miranda, now a Lieutenant Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy.