Rick Heenan ~ June 17th, 1947 – September 19th, 2013
With a heavy heart, DIG announces the passing of Rick Heenan, National Sales Manager, Commercial Products. Just months after his retirement in June, Rick passed away on September 19th after a sudden and brave bout with cancer. In 1990 Rick joined DIG as Commercial Sales Manager and through his efforts established and grew DIG’s presence within the professional irrigation industry. He had a tremendous knowledge of all DIG products, and was our resident expert in battery powered controllers.
Rick was very well regarded in the irrigation industry for his continuous involvement in industry associations, his outgoing personality and friendly attitude. There was not a trade show DIG attended in more than 20 years where Rick’s familiar smile and willingness to help were not present. Rick made many friends and acquaintances during his time in the industry.
In his personal life Rick was an avid Padres fan, a devoted husband and dog lover. A Grammy Award winning sound engineer prior to his entrance to the irrigation industry, Rick’s love of music stayed with him all his life. Rick is survived by his wife Susan, and his ashes will be scattered at sea near Oceanside where they resided with their two dogs. There are no services pending.
Rick will be greatly missed by all as both a colleague and friend.