Eric O'Donnell

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Founder & Managing Director
"Global Synthetic Turf Expert"

With a background of 39 years in testing, primarily as a civil engineer, this graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has been setting standards for the performance and durability of synthetic sports surfaces since 1988. Eric is a founder and managing director of Sports Labs Ltd., a global force in the assessment, research, and testing of surfaces, and leading innovators in the sports surfaces sector.

During a varied career, Eric has participated in the development of international standards, including the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf, FIH Handbook of Performance Requirements for Synthetic Turf Pitches, and World Rugby Performance Standard for Synthetic Turf Rugby Surfaces. He also contributes to EN norms and guidance documents and sits on the panel of experts for World Rugby.