LIVINGSTON, Scotland, 1 May 2018 / SPORTS LABS / -- Following the recent acquisition of Propitch, Sports Labs Ltd. announces the addition of James Buttar to Propitch as the International Sports Turf Development Manager. In this role, Buttar will work with Propitch's existing and new clients to improve pitches internationally. Buttar holds a wealth of experience innovating, developing and mentoring grounds teams.
"We are pleased to have someone with James Buttar's skills and experience join our organisation," said Eric O'Donnell, Managing Director at Sports Labs. "This gives us an opportunity to expand our reach and deliver the highest quality standards for our clients."
James comes to us having recently worked with the Malta Football Association (MFA) as well as at Tottenham Hotspur FC as its stadium head groundsman. During his time at the MFA, Buttar improved the National Stadium and Training Centre Pitches into the highest international quality standards. He also helped guide the MFA on investments to equipment, infrastructure and facilities for long-term improvements and stability.
Buttar has a proven track record in budget and operating costs management, as well as building, developing, mentoring and leading teams to deliver the highest quality standards in high-pressure environments.
Sports Labs and Propitch are pleased to welcome James to the team.
About Sports Labs
Sports Labs Ltd is the leading international expert in sports surface development and testing. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Scotland, its expertise spans sports and stadium field testing, lab testing, 3G and Goal Line Technology. Sports Labs is the only sports surfaces testing company to have a dedicated research and development team working to push the boundaries of the industry and set new standards. Sports Labs Consult was the first to implement Key Stage Inspections (KSI) into to the construction of the whole of the base works of an artificial pitch or track, a practice which is now the industry standard.
ProPitch has been in operation since 2008. The ProPitch System of quality assurance, analysis and solutions was developed to support club executives, grounds teams and associations to improve their pitches and maintain and monitor them at the highest standards. The patented natural turf rating system, focuses on total playing quality and reflects how the players experience the pitch as well as the quality and presentation of the grass and rootzone. ProPitch is the market leading, independent performance quality assurance for natural turf pitches, bringing a modern approach to the creation of standards and quality assurance.