John Baize named Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council Board of Directors

John Baize, managing director of Act Global Sports, was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors and then named Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council during its Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas.

The STC promotes the industry, educates the general public, and assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf and landscape applications. Baize’s re-election to the Board recognizes his leadership position within the industry overall.

“Our Board plays an extremely active role in shaping the strategic direction of the Council,” explains Rick Doyle, president of the Synthetic Turf Council. “John’s contributions to the industry are well-known, and we are confident the association will continue to grow under his leadership.”

Based in Austin, Texas, Act Global specializes in the manufacturing of synthetic turf for sports, landscaping, airport and specialty uses. The company has installations in 70 countries around the world, and is an STC Certified Manufacturer, FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf and ISO 9001 Quality Certified. Baize has been especially committed to advancing STC’s mission of maintaining the highest quality practices and standards throughout the industry. 

Baize comments, “The Synthetic Turf Council is comprised of an amazing group of women and men who spend so much of their time to serve our industry. I am honored to be a member and to be appointed as Chairman of the STC. Our new Board of Directors already held two meetings and I am so happy to be part of such a highly talented and engaged team. We will work together to grow our industry and further our mission to promote community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf.”

Demand for synthetic turf has escalated over the past few years, with about 8,000 athletic fields currently in operation across North America. Each year, thousands of residences, businesses, parks, municipal spaces and golf courses turn to synthetic turf for its numerous benefits.