Following a successful election, ASBA is able to announce the
installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new
slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's Technical Meeting,
held December 4-6 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and attended by a
record 400-plus industry members.
New officers on the executive committee include David Nielsen of
Leslie Coatings, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, who will serve as the
ASBA's new secretary-treasurer. He previously served two consecutive
four-year terms as a builder director on the board, and has been an
active member of the association. Nielsen, the vice president and owner
of Leslie Coatings, has been in the athletic facility construction
industry since 1976.
Randy Niese of Robbins Sports Surfaces, located in Cincinnati,
Ohio was elected to the position of Indoor Division President. Niese is
the General Manager/Synthetics at Robbins (where he has worked since
1988) and a graduate of the University of Dayton in with a degree in
History and Political Science. He has worked closely with ASBA, having
spoken at several Technical Meetings, participated in Committee work and
helped out with the Indoor manual as well as the Awards Committee.
ASBA also elected several new members of its board of directors. John
Schedler, CFB, CTB of Atlas Track and Tennis in Tualatin, Oregon
will serve as a representative of the Builder Division. He has served on
the board previously, and has been involved with the development of the
Certified Field Builder program. Another new builder director is Mike
Edgerton, CTCB of Copeland Coatings in Nassau, New York. He
graduated from State University of New York at Oswego in 1991 with a
degree in Marketing. He became a Certified Tennis Court Builder in 2008.
Re-elected to their current positions on the board of directors of ASBA
were Track Division President Kristoff Eldridge, CTB (Cape &
Island Tennis & Track in Pocasset, Massachusetts), and Professional
Division President Ed Norton, RLA, ASLA (Holcombe Norton
Partners, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama). Bruce Haroldson of Connor
Sports Flooring in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was re-elected to serve
as a board of directors representative of the Supplier Division.
Several individuals will continue on the board of directors in their
current office. Sam Fisher, CTB of Fisher Tracks, Inc., located
in Boone, Iowa, will remain Chairman of ASBA. Mark Brogan, CTCB
of Pro-Sport Construction, Inc. in Devon, Pennsylvania, will continue in
the position of Tennis Division President. Dan Wright of Sports
Turf Company, Inc. in Whitesburg, Georgia, remains in the office of
Fields Division President. Randy Futty of Lee Tennis Court
Products in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues as Supplier Division
Several members of the Board of Directors also remain in office; they
include three continuing Builder Directors: Rob Delmonico of RAD
Sports in Rockland, Massachusetts, Ben Rennolds, CTCB of Tennis
Courts, Inc. in Aylett, and Pete Smith of The CourtSMITHs,
Toledo, Ohio. Rob Righter of Nova Sports, USA in Milford,
Massachusetts will continue in the office of Supplier Director, and
Chris Sullivan of the Beals Alliance in Sacramento, California will
remain in his position of Professional Division Director.
George Todd, Jr., CTCB (Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City,
Florida) the association's most recent chairman, will continue on the
Board of Directors in the role of Immediate Past Chairman.
ASBA is always seeking new volunteers to serve on its committees as well
as in other areas. For information, contact the Association by phone at
866-501-ASBA, 410-730-9595, by fax at 410-730-8833, or electronically at