Appointed to the UWCD Board of Directors (replacing Edwin T. McFadden III) in June of 2022, Gordon Kimball ran unopposed in the November 2022 election, retaining his seat on the Board until his current term expires in December 2026. Mr. Kimball also serves as President of the Fillmore Basin Pumpers Association and, in that role, has represented the association on the Fillmore and Piru Basins Groundwater Sustainability Agency as a Stakeholder Director since the Agency’s formation in 2017. Mr. Kimball is also a Director with the Limoneira Company, a position he has held since 1995 and was also a member of Limoneira’s audit committee. Mr. Kimball is president of Kimball Engineering, which provides race car design and production services, since 1994. He is also managing partner of Kimball Ranches, a 110-acre avocado ranch nestled between Fillmore and Santa Paula, California.
Prior to joining his family’s longstanding farming interest in the Fillmore and Santa Paula area, Mr. Kimball designed Formula One race cars in England and Italy for McLaren International, Ferrari and Benetton Racing. He has also designed Indianapolis race cars for Parnelli Jones, Chaparral and Patrick Racing teams.
Mr. Kimball graduated from Stanford University, earning both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering.