Hunter Industries names Denise Mullikin president of its RCGL division

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Denise Mullikin (Photo: Hunter Industries)

Denise Mullikin (Photo: Hunter Industries)

Hunter Industries recently selected Denise Mullikin, a 25-year Hunter veteran, as the next president of its residential, commercial and golf irrigation and lighting (RCGL) division.

Mullikin previously served as vice president, global sales. In that role, she led domestic and international sales teams in multiple countries around the world, along with Hunter’s Global sales operations, global sales support, and domestic customer service teams.

“Denise possesses the qualifications and expertise to grow our landscape irrigation and lighting division into an even greater, more successful organization,” Greg Hunter, CEO of Hunter, said. “She is an inspiring and motivational leader who is known across the industry for her passion for excellence and growth. She has my full confidence and that of our board.”

Mullikin held key sales positions in large account and territory management in the U.S. and Latin America. As a proud ambassador of the Hunter culture, she believes in creating exceptional customer experiences, achieving positive business outcomes through strategic collaboration and partnerships, and delivering on Hunter’s commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability.

Gene Smith (Photo: Hunter Industries)

Gene Smith (Photo: Hunter Industries)

Gene Smith, president of Hunter Industries’ residential, commercial, and golf irrigation and lighting (RCGL) division retired, effective March 31.

Smith joined Hunter Industries in January 2000, as a senior mechanical engineer, designing the company’s ProSpray line. In 2002, he transitioned into marketing in role of product manager for the spray and nozzle categories. He spent eight years in leadership positions on Hunter’s irrigation equipment project management and new product development teams. In 2010, he was promoted to director of marketing, overseeing Hunter’s marketing and logistics initiatives. Smith became Hunter’s first RCGL president in 2017 following a corporate restructuring.

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