Catherine Eiswerth, Manager of Landscape Architecture, Sports and Recreation at Binnie, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) during their Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on September 29 – October 1. Founded in 2003, STC serves as an objective resource assisting buyers and end users with the selection, use, and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf and landscape applications throughout North America and abroad. Catherine’s election to the Board recognizes her leadership position within the industry overall.

Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council notes:

The Board sets the strategic direction of the organization. Considering the various changes that our industry is currently experiencing, Catherine will play a critical role in guiding the growth and influence of the Council.

Based in Burnaby, BC, Binnie’s Landscape Architecture, Sports and Recreation Division specializes in project management, design and construction administration services for world-class synthetic turf sports fields and other outdoor sports facilities including running tracks, tennis courts, natural grass fields. The company has been involved in a large percentage of the athletic fields constructed in the Greater Vancouver area over the past 20 years, and more than 200 sports fields throughout Canada. Catherine has been especially committed to advancing STC’s mission of maintaining the highest quality practices and standards throughout the industry.

Demand has grown to the point where more than 8,000 multi-use synthetic turf sports fields are now enjoyed in North American schools, colleges, parks and professional sports stadiums. As the need for durable playing fields continues to escalate, especially those that don’t require high water usage during times of drought, synthetic turf has become an increasingly popular solution to enhance athletic performance, deal with the issue of limited space in older cities and suburbs, and allow for multiple sports teams to practice and play on a grass-like surface.