Dalton, GA – Synthetic turf and construction veteran Philip Snider has been named the Chief Operating Officer for AstroTurf Corporation. Philip moves into the role after previously serving as the Executive Vice President of Operations at AstroTurf.
Philip originally joined the AstroTurf team in 2017 after his company, Sports Construction Management, was purchased by AstroTurf. He had served as President and Owner of SCM since the founding of the company in 2001. Under Philip’s leadership, SCM grew its workforce from 1 employee to over 120 employees and earned the reputation as the premier sports field contractor in the nation.
“We are very pleased to have someone of Philip’s caliber to lead AstroTurf into the future,” said SportGroup North America CEO Heard Smith. “After a record-breaking sales year in 2018, we are confident that the table is set for even more success, and Philip is the right person to help us accomplish our company’s goals and objectives.
As Chief Operating Officer, Philip is responsible for overseeing the management of all of the sales and construction divisions within AstroTurf along with the future expansion of the company’s operational capabilities.
“I am thrilled to be representing one of sport’s most iconic brands in this role,” Snider said. “We have incredible products, a great team, and tremendous opportunities ahead of us. The future of our company is very bright and I am so excited to be a part of what is taking place at AstroTurf.”
Philip is a graduate of North Carolina State University and resides in southwestern Virginia with his wife Kelly and their four children. He is a true believer in giving back and with a love for people, he supports local non-profits and travels annually into third world nations to work with those in need.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.