John B. Giraud

John B. Giraud

Managing Director

With over 44 years in the international supply of silica sands and concrete products, John is widely recognized as the industry expert for synthetic turf infill for sports field and residential and commercial markets.

As a former co-owner of the Target Group of Companies (now members of the QUIKRETE® Group) John travelled the world buying and selling quality sand products. John became involved at the inception of the synthetic turf wave in the 60’s as it swept across North America and Europe. John was instrumental in the development of the original (& still most widely used) silica sand infill spec for synthetic turf. In 2002 he established Target Technologies and over the years grew the company to be the leader in synthetic turf infill products. A dynamic and genuine person, John has received government certificates for his work in protecting the environment. John has been instrumental in the development of our environmental products which include a world-wide synthetic turf recycling program.

John was elected Chairman of the Board of the Synthetic Turf Council in 2010, and re-elected for a second term in 2011. John will be the longest standing member on the board. Click below for John’s full profile.

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Nadia Minato

Nadia Minato

Manager – Sustainable Products

Nadia is a dedicated professional having more than a decade of experience in the synthetic turf and freight industries. Nadia manages the operational side of TTII ensuring material availability and our high quality-control standards. Nadia takes care of all outbound media and maintains the most up to date information on our website. Nadia is well versed in supporting her team in order to meet our clients’ most important requirements.

Lauralee Porter

Lauralee Porter

Customer Service Coordinator

A goal driven member of our team, Lauralee strategically quotes materials from one of many of our plant locations to meet our client’s specific needs. Lauralee possesses an extensive amount of knowledge of products and freight services. Lauralee’s strong customer relations background and exceptional work attitude enables her to handle any last moment requests, order revisions or logistical dilemmas to get the job done on time and on-budget.

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Customer Service Coordinator

Chris is the newest member of the TTII team bringing with her an in-depth knowledge of customer service principles and a strong accounting background. An achievement driven employee and dedicated team member Chris is able to take care of challenging and deadline oriented orders. Chris’ high work ethic ensures the best possible service to ensure that our customers get what they need, when they need it.