3 Oct 2018

Colin Young joins TenCate Grass as R&D Director, Turf Systems

TenCate Grass are pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Young as Research & Development Director, Turf Systems effective 01 October 2018. Colin will be based from our headquarters in Nijverdal, the Netherlands and will assume leadership of our Turf Systems Development (TSD) department.

Colin has a long track record in the world of artificial turf systems, initially from an academic perspective before transitioning into the industry. Colin holds a BSc (Hons.) in Sports Technology from Sheffield Hallam University, UK after which he achieved his PhD from Loughborough University, UK.

Within the artificial turf industry, Colin has spent over 7 years working for global test laboratory, Labosport. The last 4 years has seen Colin responsible as Managing Director for Labosport UK.

As R&D Director, Turf Systems, Colin will lead the TSD team in innovating and developing the latest turf systems and system components for our global downstream companies.

Michael Vogel, CEO TenCate Grass said: “The knowledge and experience that Colin brings to this role further strengthens our ambitions as an organisation to lead the way in the artificial grass industry in developing turf systems that not only reach and surpass the highest performance standards but are also firmly rooted in the principles of sustainability”.

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