About ProGreen Synthetic Grass
ProGreen International/SPRINTURF is the only artificial turf company in North America producing 100% of our own products in our own manufacturing facilites! We also utilize cutting-edge polymers from DOW™ and EXXON™ . From resin pellet to finished synthetic grass, we provide the best economies of scale, quality assurance, logistics, and turnaround times.
ProGreen International has two North American, ISO 9001 Certified, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Dadeville, AL and in Chatsworth, GA. The Dadeville facility extrudes the yarns that become the grass fibers. The Chatsworth, GA facility houses the tufting and coating operations. The Dadeville and Chatsworth facilities have provided yarn and finished turf products for over 1,500 fields and countless synthetic lawns around the world. We are the only synthetic grass company in the USA that handles everthing from raw materials all the way through installation. Additionally, we have the largest global synthetic grass dealer network in the industry.
Message from Steve Walker, founder of ProGreen International:
"Like most golfers, I had the dream of having my own personal backyard putting green. I spoke with my local golf course greens-keepers and realized I didn't have the time, expertise, or equipment to maintain a natural green. After extensive research, I found a sand-filled, synthetic tennis court product. I worked with the manufacturer to make it more conducive to putting greens. On May 1, 1987, ProGreen Synthetic Grass™ was born and synthetic grass has forever changed. We evolved from artificial putting greens to synthetic grass lawns, playground areas, dog-runs, bocce ball courts, and athletic fields. We were the first synthetic turf company to develop many of the innovations that the artificial grass industry takes for granted today."
About Rom Reddy, Managing Partner ITS/SPRINTURF/ProGreen
Rom received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. From 1980 - 1991 he worked for Exxon Chemical at 5 different locations, doing the financing, manufacturing, and marketing of chemicals. This resulted in Rom starting a Dow/Exxon joint venture where he served as GM. Rom purchased Exxon's PP fabric business in 1991 and it grew from $38M to $128M in 4 years. He then started Nexcel Synthetics in 1997, manufacturing PP carpet backing, PP fibers/yarns, PE/PP artificial turf and grew it from $400K in 1997 to $60M in 2004. He then sold Nexcel Synthetics to Blue Point Capital in 2004 and purchased it back as Integrated Turf Systems in 2010. ITS purchased Sprinturf in August 2010 and ProGreen merged with Sprinturf in 2012 forming the first fully integrated artificial turf company.
About John Bogosian, Executive Vice-President SPRINTURF/ProGreen
John received his BA in Chemistry and BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri, and he then completed his MBA at Temple University. He served 15 yrs in Operations & Business Management with Monsanto and its spinoff Solutia Inc. He was then Vice President of Worldwide Operations with BioLab, Inc. a $700M specialty chemical consumer products business. From 2005 to 2007, he was President/CEO of Lynx Chemical Company, a $50M specialty chemical company. John joined Nexcel Synthetics from 2007 to 2009 as President/CEO and served in the same capacity with Integrated Turf Solutions from January 2010 until August 2010. John is now Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Sprinturf.
About Harry Salomons, National Sales Director of ProGreen
Harry was the General manager of Omnisport International from 1979 to 1992, and of Edel Grass America from 1992 to 1995. He then became the International Managing Director of SRI Sports/Astroturf from 1995 to 2003. From 2004 to 2006, Harry was Vice President of Sales, Worldwide for Sportex. From 2006 to 2010, he was the CEO and created the manufacturing facility for Tiger Sports America. In 2010 Harry became the General Manager for Sprinturf's Landscape Division, and as of 2012, he is the General Manager of ProGreen International.