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Dalton, GA – AstroTurf®, the inventor and leading innovator of synthetic turf, announces T.J. Marcum as the new Regional Sales Manager for southern and central Texas.  T.J. will be responsible for developing relationships with existing and prospective customers in order to help deliver the AstroTurf model of customer service, products, and value.

Marcum joins the AstroTurf team after spending over 20 years working in Division 1 athletics.  TJ began his career working in and coaching men’s basketball, mostly at the Division 1 level, with stints in the Big 12 and the Southland Conferences.  His stops have included Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin State, Texas State and McNeese State.  While at McNeese, TJ was the Recruiting Coordinator for the 2011 Southland Conference Champions.  For the past 6 years he has served as the Director of Athletic Facilities at his alma mater, Texas A&M.  While at Texas A&M, he managed several new construction projects and renovations in addition to his daily operational responsibilities.

“TJ brings a unique perspective to our sales staff – the customer’s perspective,” said AstroTurf General Manager Jim Savoca. “He has been on the other side of the desk and has been involved in millions of dollars in sport facility construction. As the owners’ representative, he has dealt with suppliers, subcontractors, construction managers, general contractors, scheduling, and very importantly, the end users – the Texas A&M athletic teams.  We are thrilled to add his depth of knowledge to our AstroTurf team as we focus our efforts on the great state of Texas.”

TJ and his wife Kristin have been married since 2006 and have two children, Cameron and Madelyn.

About AstroTurf®
For athletes and sports 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