September 29, 2005 17:04 ET

FieldTurf Tarkett Appoints Jim Petrucelli Vice President of ...

FieldTurf Tarkett Appoints Jim Petrucelli Vice President of Marketing for Prestige Brand; Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fieldturf Tarkett announced today that Jim Petrucelli will become the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for its Prestige brand.

Prestige is the European leader in infilled artificial turf.

"We're pleased to have Jim on board," said Fieldturf Tarkett CEO, John Gilman. "His experience will serve him well in this role as we begin our aggressive, global marketing of the Prestige brand."

"This new role is the most exciting and challenging opportunity of my career," said Petrucelli. "FieldTurf Tarkett is clearly the new world leader in the sales and development of sports surfacing systems. To be involved with an organization that has the financial strength, brand awareness and aggressive leadership of Fieldturf Tarkett is truly an opportunity beyond my wildest expectations."

Petrucelli continues, "My extensive experience in the turf industry provides a solid foundation to successfully meet this new challenge. I am privileged to be included as an integral part of positioning the Prestige brand for dramatic growth."

Jim has been in the sports industry for over 30 years, with expertise in all facets of the turf business. His experience includes material and manufacturing technology with strong emphasis on marketing, sales and installation of synthetic turf.

Fieldturf Tarkett was formed through the recent integration of two leaders in the sports surfacing industry, FieldTurf and Tarkett.

FieldTurf is the world leader in the new generation of infilled artificial grass systems. Highly recognized for its patented products and installation technologies, FieldTurf is installed in more than 1,500 high profile stadiums, universities, schools and parks worldwide.

Tarkett is an industry leader in both commercial and residential flooring and is highly regarded in the sports surfacing industry, with manufacturing plants around the globe producing flooring, track, tennis and indoor products manufactured from a variety of materials, including PVC, Wood, Linoleum, PU and Textiles. /For further information:

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          Darren Gill