Robbins Sports Surfaces Announces Key Employee Promotions

Source: Robbins Sports Surfaces 

Announcing the promotion of two strong contributors and developing leaders in our organization 

CINCINNATI, OH November 14, 2017 — It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotions of two strong contributors and developing leaders in our organization. 

John Puening has been promoted to the position of Product Manager for Recreational Wood. In this position John will manage the Rec Wood segment that includes Portables and  Performing Arts and will work closely with Marketing, Sales, Technical Service and Operations. John will also continue to oversee Wood R&D. During his 18 years with Robbins, John has always shown initiative in the performance of his duties, regularly going above and beyond to ensure that Robbins delivers innovative products to the market and quality customer service. We expect this same level of dedication and commitment to be applied in his new position. 

Kevin Price has been promoted to the position of Sales Team Leader.  Kevin celebrates 5 years with Robbins this month but his experience in the industry is extensive including 8 years managing the Indianapolis office of Cincinnati Floor Co., managing the sports surface division of Jack Laurie Floors and he also worked as a Regional Sales Manager for Polytan USA. In this newly created position, Kevin will work closely with Marketing and Product Management and will serve as a leadership representative for the Sales Organization. Kevin has been a successful Regional Sales Manager and brings a strong sales and business acumen to the team. We expect the same great results as Kevin transitions into this new role. 
Robbins commitment of Best in Class service to our customers is as strong as ever. Please join us in congratulating John and Kevin on their promotions. We are confident in their ability to achieve the highest results in these new roles. 

About Robbins Sports Surfaces 

Robbins Sports Surfaces, a division of Robbins, Inc., is a privately held, 4th generation family-owned flooring company based in Cincinnati, OH with sales offices across the U.S. and manufacturing plants in Michigan and Wisconsin. 

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers play on a Robbins Sports Surfaces “All Star” brand floor at their home court, Quicken Loans Arena, and practice on more than 18,000 sq. ft. of the company’s “Bio-Channel Classic” flooring, one of the top floor choices among NBA franchises. The Cavs have played home games on Robbins floors since 1974. 

More NBA teams compete and train on Robbins flooring than all other competitors combined, with 90% of NBA teams owning the company’s competition and/or training facility floors. Past NCAA men’s basketball champions Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Indiana and North Carolina play their home games on a Robbins floor. 

Robbins Inc. has registered 25 patents over the years, with additional patents pending, and is the only U.S. flooring manufacturer with a full-time research and product development staff. Robbins’ unique capability and understanding of the biomechanical interaction between the athlete or performer and floor have recently led to new designs that reduce vibration and increase uniformity, both of which improve performance, comfort and safety. 

In addition to Robbins Sports Surfaces, Robbins, Inc. is also the owner of Stoehr Flooring, a high-end residential flooring business, and majority owner of Egis Floorlife, an innovative after-market service business. Robbins also has a theater and dance floor division known as Robbins Performing Arts, which is dedicated to the development of performing arts floor systems that enhance the safety and comfort of performers.   

For more information about each of Robbins divisions, please visit,, and 

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