Management

John B. Giraud

John B. Giraud

Managing Director

With over 46 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’s employment commenced with Target Technologies in 2003 after completion of a business administration program. She is a dedicated professional having more than 35 years of experience in various administration and sales roles. 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 information on our website. Nadia’s experience brings a broad level of leadership and strategic expertise to our staff.

Sales Force

Lauralee Porter

Lauralee Porter

Sales Coordinator

Lauralee has over 30 years’ experience in customer service working for a major forestry company, credit unions and in retail. She also has a background in accounting and started working with the Target Group of companies in 2001 doing payroll and accounts payable. In 2013, Lauralee joined the TTII team and takes great pride in providing the best service she possibly can to meet our client’s specific needs. Lauralee possesses an extensive amount of knowledge of our many products and freight services. This, combined with a strong customer relations background and exceptional work ethic, enables Lauralee 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

Sales Coordinator

Chris has an in-depth knowledge of customer service principles and has a strong accounting background. She has 25+ years’ experience of providing outstanding administrative, managerial, A/P, A/R, customer service, and sales support skills. Past experience includes the role of Credit/Accounts Receivable Supervisor at a major Canadian forestry company. She started with Target Products Ltd in 2008 and moved over to Target Technologies Int’l in 2014. An achievement driven employee and dedicated team member, Chris is able to take care of challenging and deadline oriented orders. Her high work ethic ensures the best possible service to ensure that our clients get what they need, when they need it.

Roberta Uno

Roberta Uno

Sales Coordinator

Roberta has a background in human resources and customer relations. She holds a Business Diploma at Capilano University and a Psychology degree at PUC (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). A dedicated team member, combining her strong people relations background with a can-do attitude to ensure that our customers’ expectations are exceeded.

Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Sales Coordinator

Angela Hill joined the TTII team in 2018 and she brings an outstanding Sales and Customer Service background to TTII, with over 17 years working in administrative and management roles. A former Operations Coordinator in the manufacturing industry, Angela draws from her wealth of experience ranging from AR & AP, Purchasing, Vendor and Customer Account Management, Project Management and Operations Management. Dedicated to continuous improvement, she strives to ensure our client’s needs are always met.

A/P Department

Morgan Waring-Jones

Morgan Waring-Jones

Accounts Payable Admin

Morgan has over five years of customer service experience.
Her eye for detail and ability to thrive under pressure makes her a great asset to the team and gets those invoices paid on time!

A/R Department

Tetyana Sohy

Tetyana Sohy

Accounts Receivable

Tetyana has over 15 years of experience working with customers and vendors in a variety of industries.
She has an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA in financial management.
Her strong analytical skills and detailed focus helps her to identify issues and solve them.
She has a positive attitude which has helped her develop great relationships with customers.