This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
STC Buyers' Guide | Print Page | Sign In | Join/Register
STC Newsroom: STC News Releases

Synthetic Turf Council Announces New Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 20, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Terrie Ward, STC Marketing & Education Director
Share |

(Atlanta, GA.) – During the Synthetic Turf Council 2015 Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5-7, the association elected its new Board of Directors.  Amy Brackin of Liberty will serve as the Chairman of the Board, which provides leadership and direction for the 216 member company organization. 

Board Officers include Vice Chairman Craig Honkomp with Sportsworks Field Design; Secretary Zach Burns with The Motz Group; Treasurer Catherine Eiswerth with Binnie & Associates; Director at Large Stefan Diderich with Bonar Yarns, Inc.;  and  Immediate Past Chairman Robert Thomas with ProGrass.  Board Directors include Jake Alexander with Genan Inc.; Phil Barlow with Shaw SportsTurf; Brad Borgman with Heavenly Greens; Mike Cobb with InnovaNet Group; Luke McCoy with BSC Group; David Nardone with Stantec Sport and  Heard Smith with AstroTurf.

“Our association has an extremely active, hardworking Board,” said Al Garver, CAE, President of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC).  “Recognized as industry leaders, the newly elected Board members will provide critical guidance and counsel.  Under Brackin’s proven leadership, the STC will continue to grow and serve the industry, as well as those looking for forthright information about synthetic turf.”

With over 200 meeting attendees, the membership meeting included keynote address by former NFL Coach Dick Vermeil talking about the essential qualities of leadership.  Other sessions included a panel of professionals discussed the human health and safety of infill; an update on ASTM initiatives for synthetic turf infill; and technical education sessions for sports fields, landscape and recreation. 

Dual-track consumer panels included end-users sharing their experiences with synthetic turf sports fields and synthetic grass for landscape and recreation.

Additional presentations included a generic overview of the characteristics of various infill systems and a presentation on the STC’s new base guidelines.  An exhibitor showcase highlighted the newest products and services in the industry and seven interactive groups set goals for the next year.  Members will meet again in New Orleans, Louisiana March 7-9, 2016.


Our Mission

To serve as the global forum to promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry.

Contact Us

2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050

443. 640. 1067

office@syntheticturfcouncil.org