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
David B. Tiglio*
David Tiglio was Vice President of Sales for Hydro-Scape Products and a true friend of the landscape and irrigation industry. His love for the industry, strong work ethic, and outgoing personality led to his success.
David Tiglio started his career working for his father Bob Tiglio, a respected irrigation contractor in his own right, who specialized in large commercial projects and golf course construction throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. When his father founded Hydro-Scape Products, Inc., in 1975 David left contracting to help in the wholesale irrigation and landscape distribution business. He worked his way up through the ranks to become a Branch Manager, then an Outside Sales Representative, and eventually he earned the position of Vice President of Sales.
However; David's career was cut short when he was involved in a boating accident off the coast of southeastern Baja, Mexico, in 1999 at the age of 40. He was sailing at night with a friend, who owned the boat, when he fell overboard. A massive search and rescue effort launched by the Tiglio family and friends over the next several weeks was unable to find him. One of the on-site volunteers said, " The combination of efforts and resources such as the helicopter, the airplane, boats, and Jeeps resulted in a campaign that could not have been more thorough." One of the pilots said that their search grid covered more than 5,000 square miles!
David was passionate in his support of the irrigation and landscape industry and the Tiglio family started The David Tiglio Scholarship FUnd at Cuyamaca College in the year 2000 in honor of him. Each year, deserving students in the Ornamental Horticulutre program are awarded scholarships in memory of his dedication to helping others.