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Gregory Hunter

CEO, Hunter Industries Inc.

Greg Hunter is CEO of Hunter Industries Inc. He carries on the legacy of his father, Richard, and grandfather and company founder, Edwin “Ed” Hunter. The San Marcos-based irrigation and manufacturing company sells its products in more than 80 countries. Hunter is president-elect of the board of directors for the Irrigation Association. Recent accomplishments include two acquisitions with more than $100 million combined revenue and adding 400-plus members to the Hunter family.

ALMA MATER: Cornell University

CHARITABLE WORK: Jackie Robinson Family YMCA board of Managers.

FAVORITE: Som Tom at Bangkok Bay Thai in Solana Beach.

BUSINESS ADVICE : “Management is about knowing what people are capable of and expecting it of them.”