We are pleased to have Chris join our team
Peachtree City (Vocus) April 21, 2009
FieldTurf has added Chris Gilliland to its network of sales representatives, marking the sixth new addition to its sales team over the last two weeks. Chris will take on the role of regional sales manager for Kentucky and Tennessee. His experience and track record for developing and maintaining quality relationships and high levels of customer satisfaction make him a solid addition for the world leader in sports surfacing.
The growing demand for the FieldTurf product and the need to continue to properly service clients has led to an expansion in FieldTurf's sales and customer service personnel.
"We are pleased to have Chris join our team," said FieldTurf Vice-President of Sales, Martin Olinger. "His extensive experience in the annals of sports business will serve him well in his new role. His emphasis on superior customer satisfaction is right in line with our company's vision and core philosophy. Our goals have always included providing the most innovative, durable and safest surfaces for athletes of all ages - and Chris will be a big part of this going forward."
Based in Nashville, Gilliland has an impressive track record in the world of sports and business. He is a Lambuth University graduate where he played and coached tennis and obtained his MBA from Union University in Jackson, TN. Chris went on to coach the Haywood County High School baseball team in Tennessee that left its mark in the record books. Professionally, his experience includes representing All-Star Scoreboards in Murray, KY as National Accounts Manager and holding the position of Regional Technology Manager for FTD in Downers Grove, IL covering the Southeastern United States.
FieldTurf offers industry leading engineering and manufacturing resources, unparalleled leasing and financing capabilities, and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with over 3000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained over 12,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing, and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.
FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment 'Environmental Intelligence' and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.