Synthetic Turf Council Elects New Board of Directors
Thursday, October 28, 2010
ATLANTA, GA – During the Synthetic Turf Council’s Annual
Membership Meeting in New Orleans,
Louisiana on October 18-20, the
association elected its new Board of Directors. John B. Giraud, Managing
Director of Target Technologies International Inc., is Chairman of the Board of
the 170 member company organization.
Board Officers include Vice Chairman David Moxley,
Director of Sales for Sportsfield Specialties; Secretary Jim Prettyman, Chief
Operating Officer of AstroTurf; Treasurer Doug Schattinger,
President of Pioneer Athletics; Director-at-Large Scott Lowrie, President of
Controlled Products, LLC; and Immediate Past Chairman Joe Motz, President and
CEO of The Motz Group. Dale Karmie, CEO of
ForeverLawn, Inc.; John Baize, Managing Director
of ACT Global Sports; Tom
Enright, Vice President of Shaw Sportexe; Dr. Davis
Lee, President & CEO of InnovaNet Technology Group; Bruce Lemons,
Principal of Foresite Design; Dave Anderson, Principal of D.A. Hogan & Associates; and Jeff Kendell, CEO of Liberty Tire
Recycling, Inc. complete the newly elected Board.
"Our Board plays an extremely active role in shaping the strategic
direction of the Council,” explains Rick Doyle,
President of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC).
"The STC relies on its Board and many committee volunteers to create and
help implement action initiatives for each of the many applications for which
synthetic turf is a solution – landscape, playgrounds, golf, sports fields,
airports, dog parks, and others.
Chairman John Giraud’s contributions and commitment to the STC are
well-known, and I’m confident the STC will continue to grow and serve the
industry under his leadership.”
Featuring a record attendance of over 200 individuals, the membership
meeting included a strong educational component. Alan Beaulieu of the Institute
for Trend Research delivered a compelling and engaging keynote address entitled
"A Report on the Economy and Forecast for the Synthetic Turf Industry.” Concurrent panels
focused on topics such as "Things to Consider When Specifying Synthetic
Turf,” "Care and Maintenance of Synthetic Turf,” "3rd Party
Warranty Insurance,” and "Persuasive Facts about the Environmental, ROI and
Other Benefits of Synthetic Turf.” An expanded exhibitor showcase and
interactive work groups completed the successful educational and networking
About the Synthetic Turf Council
in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was
founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with
the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field,
golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications.
The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent
research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf.
Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance
providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material
suppliers and other specialty service companies. For more information,