Controlled Products, LLC has hired Kevin Barker to serve as the corporation’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In this newly created role, Barker will make a significant contribution towards leading the company’s growth strategy and brand awareness.
“Having Kevin join our leadership team in this highly critical role was a major win for the organization,” explained Scott Lowrie, President of Controlled Products. “With his proven business acumen and strategic perspective, he will play an integral role driving our continued domestic and international expansion.”
Barker has over 25 years of expertise in sales, business development strategy and marketing. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Aacer Flooring LLC managing the sales and business development processes and overall strategy for the wood flooring company. He helped take Aacer through an entire rebranding and reorganization changing the company’s commodity based product offering to a value-add sales focused company. During his stint as Vice President of Business Development for Athletic Republic, Barker grew the business by 300% and helped develop an extensive network of new franchisees worldwide. Prior to Athletic Republic, he also worked as the Vice President of Sales for Connor Sport Court International where he was responsible for selling to the NBA and Division I, II and III colleges. Barker is a veteran with the United States Marine Corps, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and performed graduate work at the University of Denver.Controlled Products is the parent company of Synthetic Turf International (www.synthetic-turf.com), whose network of distributors installs synthetic turf for golf, landscape, playground, pet turf and indoor sporting facilities; Sporturf (www.sporturf.com) who supplies large athletic catalog customers and sells and installs athletic fields through preferred partners; GrassTex (www.grass-tex.com), which distributes products through retailers, carpet stores and rock yards; Grass Turf Mills (www.grassturfmills.com), manufacturer of private label brands for dealers and resellers and Aqua-Fab, designer of custom logos and images for synthetic turf projects.