Expert Qualifications

This internationally recognized authority on sporting surfaces was hired by four US Presidents to create synthetic grass golf, tennis, and track facilities at the White House. His niche consulting firm has been in operation since 1975, allowing him to manage the application of artificial turf technology to collegiate and professional facilities. He was appointed as an official NFL field tester for all 31 stadiums in the league, and is a recognized FIFA field tester. Over the course of his career, he has designed or constructed over 900 tracks, 5,000 tennis courts, and 350 football fields.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MA
  • Undergraduate, Civil Engineering, University of Detroit
  • Certified, Tennis Court Builder
  • Certified, Track Builder
  • Certified, Independent Professional with the Synthetic Turf Council
  • Certified, Field Tester - FIFA
  • Member, Sports Turf Managers Association
  • Member, NFL Field Safety Committee
  • Member, United States Athletic Facilities Council
  • Member, International Association for Sport Surface Science
  • Member, US Tennis Court and Track Builders Association
  • Published, 2 patents, more than a dozen articles
  • Former, Project Engineer, Dougherty Contractors Corporation
  • Former, Director of Field Operations, Dougherty Contractors Corporation
  • Former, Project Manager - Sports Facility Division, Leo Corporation
  • Former, Partner, a New Jersey civil construction firm
  • Current, Third Party Consultant, California
  • Current, Principal, a leading synthetic sports surfaces firm (40+ years)

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