Fast-Dry Corporation Hires Stephen C. Dettor as Internal Consultant
Experienced executive will identify, evaluate and execute growth strategies
Pompano Beach, FL (February 1, 2006) – Fast-Dry Corporation announced today that Stephen C. Dettor has joined the firm as a consultant. Stephen will focus on evaluating strategic opportunities, including partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
“We are happy to bring such a talented and experienced executive on board to help us identify and evaluate strategic opportunities for Fast-Dry Corporation and Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.,” said Stephen N. Dettor, President of Fast-Dry Corporation. “Steve worked for us for six years in the mid to late 1990s and had a tremendous impact on our success. That experience within our industry, coupled with the additional education and career experiences he has had over the last six years, should set him up for success in his new position. It is also nice, of course, to have my oldest son rejoin the company.”
Before rejoining Fast-Dry Corporation, Stephen served as Director, Financial Solution Sales for Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a $200M publicly traded software company. In this role Stephen led a team of 25 sales, marketing and Operations professionals and a network of 100+ Value Added resellers from Blackbaud’s Charleston headquarters. Stephen joined Blackbaud in 2002 as Manager, Channel Business Development. In his 3+ years at Blackbaud, Stephen was promoted through a series of different positions, including Manager/Channel Business Development, Director/Channel Sales and Director/Financial Solution Sales. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Stephen served as Business Development Associate for Foodtrader.com, a B2B Exchange focused on the food and agricultural industry. There he was instrumental in raising $20M in venture capital financing from leading venture capital firms, including East River Ventures, Rabbobank and New River Capital Partners. Prior to joining Foodtrader.com, Stephen served in a variety of roles for FDC – The Fast-Dry Companies, a tennis court construction and supply business based in Pompano Beach, FL. FDC doubled in size during Stephen’s tenure as he worked as a Business Analyst, Operations Manager, Account Executive, Director of Branch Operations – Orlando and Vice President.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about 10-S Tennis Supply or Fast-Dry Courts, Inc., please visit www.10-S.com or www.fast-dry.com.
About 10-S Tennis Supply and Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.
10-S Tennis Supply is the leading global provider of products and accessories designed specifically for tennis courts and tennis court facilities. 10-S Tennis Supply has worked with over 15,000 tennis clubs worldwide including such leading facilities as The International Tennis Hall of Fame, USPTA World Headquarters, U.S. Open, Athens Olympic Games and the Asian Games. 10-S Tennis Supply’s products include tennis nets, windscreens, ball machines, tennis balls, ball hoppers, teaching carts, court brooms and rollers. Founded in 1964, 10-S Tennis Supply is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida. For more information, visit www.10-S.com.
Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. specializes in the construction, resurfacing and repair of tennis courts and athletic surfaces. Recognized as the 2005 national “Tennis Court Contractor of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, Fast-Dry Courts provides its customers with a complete set of construction services, everything from initial design and consultation to new construction, resurfacing, repairs, lighting and fencing. Fast-Dry Courts works with a variety of different customer segments, including private homeowners, country clubs, municipalities, condominiums, apartments, hotels and resorts, real estate developers, general contractors, high schools, colleges and universities. Founded in 1987, Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida. For more information, visit www.fast-dry.com.
Stephen C. Dettor, President
10-S Tennis Supply