Montreal, Canada–FieldTurf Tarkett has appointed Joe Fields as Chief Executive Officer. He is taking over the position from David Moszkowski, who will remain the Chief Operating Officer of the company. Moszkowski succeeded the late John Gilman, who was an industry icon and a pioneer of the sand and rubber infilled FieldTurf system that has been installed on more than 2500 fields worldwide.
Fields, a native of Ravenswood, West Virginia is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a masters degree from the University of Oklahoma. Fields has held a number of senior positions in sports related industries, including Senior Vice President, Adidas North America and President of Speedo International.
“The synthetic turf industry is continuing to see rapid growth and FieldTurf Tarkett is the dominant force in the North American market and is the only global player,” said Fields. “I believe that we are well positioned to perpetuate the rapid growth that was driven by John Gilman and that the FieldTurf team will be able to continue his vision of being the clear global leader in the sports surfacing industry,” continued Fields. “I am absolutely thrilled to take on the leadership role at FieldTurf Tarkett.”
Tarkett CEO Michel Giannuzzi stated, “Adding an experienced leader like Joe Fields to the outstanding executive team at FieldTurf Tarkett will no doubt help solidify our leadership position in the industry.”