Managing Partner/CEO, Sprinturf, LLC
MBA – Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Exxon Chemical (1980-1991) – 5 locations – Financing, manufacturing and marketing of chemicals – Started up a Dow/Exxon joint venture and served as GM.
Purchased Exxon’s PP fabric business in 1991 – Grew from $38M to $128M in 4 years.
Limited partner and consultant for private equity funds – 1995-present.
Started Nexcel Synthetics in 1997; PP carpet backing, PP fibers/yarns, PE/PP artificial turf – Grew from $400K in 1997 to $60M in 2004 – Sold to Blue Point Capital in 2004 – Purchased back as ITS in 2010. American Synthetics (americansynthetics.org) – Formed in 2009 in Charleston, SC – Producing polywoven packaging.
ITS purchased back Nexcel assets in 2010 in conjunction with Northstar Capital. ITS purchased Sprinturf in August 2010 to form first fully integrated turf company.