The Team

Here is the team that lives for Capillary Concrete

The board

Stig Persson Ljunghusens GK

Stig Persson

Stig lives in Höllviken and is educated in agriculture and golf course and club management. Stig has participated in the planning and implementation of training for golf course staff / officers. He actively worked as a lecturer at various training courses and conferences for just about all categories in the golf business. Stig has also been active in international cooperation with the green keeper organizations, as well as a volunteer at the British Open, raking bunkers,  for more than 20 years. Stig is currently Chairman of the Board for Capillary Concrete AB.

 

 

Martin Sternberg – Founder
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Martin Sternberg, CGCS is the founder and inventor of Capillary Concrete™ and has built and managed golf courses in Northern Europe since 1985. Martin has a degree from San Diego Golf Academy, is an active Class A PGA Professional with the PGA of Sweden, was the first European Certified Golf Course Superintendent with the Golf Course Superintendents of America in 1992, and is still active CGCS on his golf course Torrekulla Golfklubb in Gothenburg, Sweden. Through his work as a golf course owner, manager and builder, Martin has developed the Capillary Concrete™ system for drainage and hydration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronald Johansson

Ronald lives in Hönö, Sweden and has extensive experience in leadership and entrepreneurship from both proprietary and external companies and associations. Ronald started early in his business career in parallel with studies in IT and accounting. He started his first company (IT) in 1977, of which he is the CEO and owner for 32 years.Ronald’s has experience in marketing and business operations with personnel. He acted mainly in the Scandinavian market but also has great experience in Asia, Japan, and Europe. Ronald’s work also consists of partly owned companies and board work, not just with Capillary Concrete AB, but within the hospitality industry for the Gothenburg archipelago.

 

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At the office

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Bo lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with his oldest son and has worked in the education, production, transportation, IT and service sectors. He has held many roles, such as warehouse worker, driver, admin, HR manager, Controller, CFO, CEO and board member. All of these different roles have given Bo a solid background with great experience. Bo is a cheerful person, open and easy to create and maintain a relationship with. He is clear in his communication and focused with a proactive outlook. He is responsible for the administration, logistics and finances of Capillary Concrete AB.


 

 

In North America

Ted Fist

Ted was born in Dayton and grew up in Marietta, Ohio. He played high school basketball and golf and worked for a land surveyor for 2 years in high school. After high school Ted worked for an irrigation contractor for one summer before he started working on golf courses.  He graduated from The University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy.

Ted was a golf course superintendent until 2006 at Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington, Illinois.  His other work related golf course work experience includes: Meadowbrook CC in Dayton, Ohio, Haig Point in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington, Kentucky

Since 2006, Ted has worked in the golf course construction industry working with Golf Course Architects, contractors and superintendents, specializing in bunker maintenance products.  Working with his many friends in the industry is his passion and he enjoys helping them solve turf related problems. He joined the Capillary Concrete team in January of 2013 and is responsible for North American operations.  Outside of work he enjoys Kentucky Wildcat Basketball, the Chicago Cubs, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

 

 

Hunter Smith

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Hunter was born in Orlando, Florida and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his high school years Hunter played golf, basketball, and tennis. Hunter graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a concentration of Finance.

After college Hunter began working in the golf industry at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club in Haines City, Florida as an Assistant Golf Professional. He then had the opportunity to work for David Leadbetter at his World Headquarters in Orlando, Florida as the Academy Coordinator.

Hunter joined the Capillary Concrete Team in July of 2016 and is responsible for the inside sales, trade show coordination and social media activities involved with Capillary Concrete.

 

 

European market

Kerr Rowan

Kerr hails from Troon, Scotland. He was born into a golfing family with his first home being the clubhouse of Royal Troon Golf Club.
Growing up Kerr played a lot of golf around Ayrshires golf
coast. He was a member at Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club where he held a handicap of 3.

Kerr has worked in the golf industry his whole life, mainly as a greenkeeper. He has worked at famous Scottish courses such as Turnberry, Gleneagles, Loch Lomond, Dundonald, Kingsbarns and Royal Troon. He has also worked in Australia for a short period as well working in the United States at Westchester Country Club and Augusta National. Kerr has worked at all 4 of golfs major championships as well as the Ryder Cup.

Before joining Capillary Concrete Kerr worked as a Course Manager at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club in Glasgow and more recently at Hills Golf Club In Gothenburg. Outside of work he enjoys following his favourite football team, Ayr United. Kerr is responsible for all European operations.