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Our global team, the largest in the industry, believe passionately that the world is better with sport in it and that the communities they live in deserve the best products and solutions.

15,000 synthetic turf fields, 16,000 tracks and recreational surfaces, 70 countries

Sport Group’s brands provide surfaces for governments, municipalities, architects, colleges, schools and clubs. Sport Group’s global power delivers confidence to our customers, and our commitment to local offices and regional manufacturing supports their unique needs.



Frank Dittrich

CEO, Sport Group

Based on many years of global corporate management Frank connects Sport Group‘s visions with effective structures and teams.


Andreas Vorbrodt

CFO, Sport Group

With 20 years’ experience in international management and consulting Andreas joined Sport Group in 2012 and has global responsibility for Finance, HR and IT.


Jörg Siekmann

COO, Sport Group

A specialist in engineering and business administration, Joerg joined Melos in 1997 and has 20 years of experience in manufacturing sports and recreational products.


Heard Smith

CEO, Region North America, Sport Group

Under Heard’s leadership, AstroTurf has consistently achieved year-over-year growth, while refining the operations of one of sport’s most iconic brands.

Stephen Niven

CEO, Region Asia Pacific, Sport Group

Stephen has over 17 years’ experience in the industry and has full responsibility for all activities of Sport Group in the Asia-Pacific region.


Markus Deimling

CEO, Region EMEA, Sport Group

Joining Polytan in 2012 Markus manages the fortune of Polytan in Europe, Middle East and Africa and can draw upon 18 years of experience in the flooring industry.