Shaw Industries' Dr. Phil Stricklen Receives AMI Turf Industry Award

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R&D Director recognized for contribution to testing standards

John Nash of AMI, Dr. Phil Stricklen of Shaw, and Stephan Diderich of Bonar Yarns.

We are extremely proud to have someone of Dr. Stricklen’s caliber. He serves the industry with dedication and integrity, which is a large part of why Shaw is at the forefront of turf industry leadership.

Dr. Phil Stricklen, Director of R&D for Shaw Industries' turf brands, has received a major award from Applied Market Information, Ltd. (AMI).

AMI is a group which hosts an annual conference highlighting technical and innovative developments in the synthetic turf industry around the world.

Stricklen received an award for his contribution to the development of synthetic turf testing standards which are used throughout the industry.

Stricklen is one of the most widely respected and admired professionals in the synthetic turf industry. He serves as the Synthetic Turf Task Group Chairman for the ASTM. ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. He also serves on the Sports Testing and Sports Terminology committees of the ASTM. In addition, he serves on the Technical and Infill committees for the Synthetic Turf Council and is a member of the Turf Suppliers Committee of the NFL. Stricklen has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences around the world.

Stricklen has over 25 years’ experience in the development of new polymers, fibers, and synthetic turf products. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University.

“We are extremely proud to have someone of Dr. Stricklen’s caliber,” said Chuck McClurg, Vice President of Turf Markets at Shaw. “He serves the industry with dedication and integrity, which is a large part of why Shaw is at the forefront of turf industry leadership.”

ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 1,500 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information, please visit http://www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.

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