Rain Bird Golf Announces New Roles For Lawson, Whelan, and Subramanian

Jeff Lawson, Tony Whelan and Mohan Subramanian

Jeff Lawson, Tony Whelan, and Mohan Subramanian have new positions within Rain Bird’s Golf Division.

Jeff Lawson is now Rain Bird Golf’s marketing manager. In his new role, Lawson will lead the marketing team’s efforts to grow sales of Rain Bird Golf products and services worldwide. Lawson has been with Rain Bird Golf for four years, initially serving as Western regional manager and, more recently, as national sales manager for the U.S. and Canada. He has an extensive marketing background, including previous leadership roles with Bose Corporation, Brooks Automation, and Progressive Technologies.

Tony Whelan takes over for Jeff Lawson as Rain Bird Golf’s national sales manager for the U.S. and Canada. Whelan will use his considerable management experience in the golf and irrigation industries to grow sales in the important North American market. He began his career with Rain Bird in 1997 in Canada. In 2012, Whelan left the company to pursue other interests and returned in 2021. 

Mohan Subramanian is Rain Bird Golf’s new international sales manager. Subramanian will lead and support the international golf sales team’s efforts to grow global sales. For 13 years, he held various international sales roles for Rain Bird Golf before moving to the U.S. in 2018. Subramanian has deep knowledge of multiple international markets Rain Bird is targeting for future growth.

Stuart Hackwell, director of Rain Bird Golf
Stuart Hackwell, director of Rain Bird Golf

“We’re extremely fortunate to have these three talented individuals on our team,” said Stuart Hackwell, director of Rain Bird Golf. “Each has a unique set of skills and abilities, and we believe that they are positioned for great success in their new roles. We’re looking forward to seeing the results of their combined efforts as Rain Bird Golf continues to build its global presence.”

To learn more about Rain Bird Golf’s many water-efficient products and solutions for golf course irrigation, visit


Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division provides complete irrigation solutions to golf courses across the globe. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leading-edge products including pump stations, rotors, field controllers, map-based and mobile central control systems, decoders, swing joints, filtration systems, valves, and irrigation accessories.  Central controls and pump stations are serviced and supported by a comprehensive Global Service Plan (GSP). Rain Bird products and services are sold worldwide through an extensive distribution network. For more information, please contact 1-800-RAINBIRD or visit

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