Our Team

Brett Niver – President/Owner
Brett was raised in the middle of Ohio’s dairy county and was exposed to various farming practices.  He started his career as a middle school Math and Science teacher and went back to college to obtain his Computer Science degree and began developing embedded computer controls. He most recently led a VMax R&D development team for EMC in Hopkinton, MA.  He received the Presidents Award for innovation and dedication.  He has been granted 24 patents to date and leads the development of advanced technology for IAS.  to He is excited about applying his skills to further IAS’s ability to economically meet the grower’s needs.  He enjoys participating in choir, traveling, hiking and biking with his wife, daughter and Belle the family pooch.

Nancy Burgess – Financial Assistant
Nancy has extensive background in all levels of Financial Management and Human Resources and has worked in a number of business sectors including Food & Beverage.  With an MBA in Accounting, she also is a Professional Development Instructor for Accounting Practices and Quickbooks software for small business.  She will be bringing her small business development, accounting and cash management experience to assist in IAS’s growth.

Diane Brooks – Book Keeper/Purchase Agent
Diane is our Quickbooks pro and helps us maintain necessary inventory levels.  Some of you know her as our firm persistent accounts receivable department.  She lives with her retired husband who is a hot rod car builder of    years and has cared for family horses her whole life.  She also is involved with our local land trust which has protected over 500 acres from developers.

Chris Clark – Construction/Assembly Dr.
Chris is our part time assembler, he has a keen eye for detail and thinking outside of the box.  He is a certified airplane/jet mechanic and we are lucky he is currently a stay home dad assisting with the upbringing of his outgoing two girls who help out around the office.  He likes drinking the craft beer his wife makes, working on vehicles and has a bicycle rebuilding operation.

Kevin Connolly-East Coast iRep
Kevin lives in Wareham, MA with his wife and enjoys spending time with his two boys who are his best friends.  Kevin founded KC Enterprises in 2003 and began Irrigation Automation (IA) to help cranberry growers in 2004.  He sold “IA” to Brett in 2011 and is thrilled about his expanded and more focused sales and business development role allowing him to spend more time with the farmers and farm managers using there idea’s to insure IAS provides the best possible solutions.