Summers appointed national director of cooperative purchasing for Sport Group America

Sport Group America promoted Kim Summers to the position of national director of cooperative purchasing.

Summers began her journey in the synthetic turf industry two decades ago with Synthetic Turf Resources. She transitioned to a pivotal role at AstroTurf in 2010 as an estimator. Over the subsequent years, she broadened her expertise by embracing various challenging roles encompassing pricing, contracting and systems management.

Kim Summers Sport Group America
Kim Summers

Her comprehensive grasp of the business landscape, combined with her on-ground experience, positions her to lead the cooperative purchasing department with vision and vigor.

Cooperative purchasing refers to the practice where multiple organizations or government entities collaborate to pool their buying power and purchase goods or services as a collective group. By combining their procurement requirements, the participating members aim to achieve economies of scale, thereby reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and securing more favorable contract terms than they could individually.

Summers is expected to bring in a new wave of strategic enhancements, optimizing processes, fostering partnerships, and ensuring that Sport Group America remains at the forefront of the industry.

Sport Group America is dedicated to sports surfaces and houses some of the most renowned brands in the sector, including AstroTurf, Laykold, Rekortan and SYNLawn.