New Managing Director at Labosport USA

We are pleased to announce the nomination of Thierry Levy as Managing Director for Labosport USA.

Thierry holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia, an Executive MBA from Laval University, Quebec City and has more than 10 years’ experience in general management. In 2005 he joined the Essilor Group in Canada, leading the post-merger integration and the management of five optical laboratories. In 2008, Thierry co-founded Laboratoire Cooptic, an integrated optical laboratory, and successfully developed the company. In 2013, he became General Manager of Jomac, an ISO 9001 company , part of the Berkshire Hathaway Group, with a leading position on the market as a manufacturer of one of the widest Canadian-made range of hand and forearm protection.

Thierry Levy
thierry.levy@labosport.com
Tel: +1 581 988 5339

Labosport Group CEO nominated as chairman of CEN-TC 217

We are please to announce that our Group CEO Aurélien Le Blan will take the role of chairman of CEN-TC 217 for a period of 6 years.

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 33 European countries. It is one of three European Standardization Organizations that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level.

CEN thus provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes.

Technical Committee TC-217 is the committee in charge of sport surfaces.

This nomination complements our involvement in many professional associations such as ESTO, ISSS, STC and ASTM.

LABOSPORT FPI

Since the launch of the FIBER PERFORMANCE INDEX late 2015, several turf manufacturers have now joined the program. Within 6 months, 27 different fibers have been assessed, with more on the way, and certificates have been translated into 6 languages.

The FIBER PERFORMANCE INDEX establishes an “index”, a rating of an artificial turf fiber, through 4 specific tests:

TEAR • RECOVERY • UV • FEEL

FIBER PERFORMANCE INDEX is available for sport and landscaping.

For more details, visit https://labosport.com/innovation/labosport-proprietary-labels

New Managing Director at Labosport Morocco

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Guillion as Managing Director for Labosport Morocco (LSM).

Pascal has been working for more than 7 years in Morocco, where he was directing and project managing the construction of several football fields for Gregori International. Prior to that, having a civil works and topographer background, he had spent several years abroad for Bouygues and Leon Grosse in Middle East, Asia, Russia, Africa, Oceania, Caribbean’s and French Polynesia, also building and supervising the construction of sports fields and other civil works, while sporadically returning to Paris region for construction projects.

Pascal will manage the operations and development of Labosport in Morocco and watch some North African countries, starting as of 1st January 2016.

Pascal Guillion
pascal.guillion@labosport.com
Mobile: +212 (0)6 62 20 41 04

 

 

Labosport launches Fiber Performance Index

Responding to the needs of architects, facility owners and operators, Labosport is proud to introduce Fiber Performance Index (FPI) – the first true measurement of fiber quality. As part of the Labosport Certification Program, FPI establishes an “index” – the rating or score of an artificial turf fiber, to help prospective turf buyers understand and […]

Managing Director of LABOSPORT Italy has been elected President of the ISSS

We are pleased to announce that Roberto Armeni, Managing Director of LABOSPORT Italy has been elected President of the ISSS, the International Association for Sport Surface Science. The ISSS regroups international experts and fosters exchange of information and knowledge between laboratories and scientists for sport surfaces all around the world.

Furthermore, LABOSPORT Asia has been accepted as a new scientific member of the ISSS. This will benefit all our clients and partners throughout Asia.

These two nominations confirm the long term commitment of the company to participate in the progress and modernization of science and testing methods related to the sport surface industry.

New Managing Director at LABOSPORT Canada

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu Filion as Managing Director at LABOSPORT Canada. As a Biology, Chemical Engineering, and MBA (Dean’s Honour List) graduate from McGill University, Mathieu Filion  started his career with USFilter/Siemens in the USA and SNC-Lavalin Pharma, before gaining hands-on industrial experience with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies from 2005 to 2013, including as a Plant Manager in Melbourne, Australia. For the past 2 and a half years he acted as Chief Operating Officer for E2Metrix Inc., an innovative startup company specializing in the treatment of wastewater using electro-technologies.

Mathieu Filion will now manage the operations and development of LABOSPORT across the Canadian territory.

LABOSPORT Canada
contact@labosport.ca
Tel : +1 514 277 9111

LABOSPORT in Cologne for the FSB

LABOSPORT will attend on October 2015 the FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities consisting of over 650 exhibiting companies  from more than 45 countries.

For more information on the trade fair click here

Come to see our team:
LABOSPORT
Hall 10.2, Stand B.026

LABOSPORT opens in Morocco

We are pleased to announce the creation of LABOSPORT Morocco as of June 1st 2015. The office is based in Rabat. Mohammed Goullete has been appointed Engineer for LABOSPORT Morocco. He is a civil engineer from Mohammedia School and has previous experience with a laboratory.

LABOSPORT Morocco will ensure that LABOSPORT provides its Moroccans clients and partners with world class consultancy and performance testing services in both natural and synthetic surfaces.

Mohammed Goullete
Engineer LABOSPORT Morocco
Mohammed.goullete@labosport.com
Mobile: +212 657 832 557