Elmsford, N.Y.-- RD Weis Companies announced the hiring of Charlie Doherty to head its new sports division, Professional Athletic Sports Surfaces (PASS), a full-service flooring contractor that performs certified installations of specialty sports flooring.

Doherty brings a 28-year career in the sports flooring industry to RD Weis. He started his career at ABC Carpet as an installer of high-end products, and in 1990, opened a labor workroom expanding into commercial with a focus on sports. Charlie has successfully partnered with Connor Sports, Shaw Sport turf, Mondo Gerflor Sport and Limonta Sport. Prior to joining RD Weis, Doherty was the sports general manager with Consolidated Carpet in New York City.

“Charlie is a recognized pioneer in outdoor turf projects in the NYC area, California, and Canada,” said Randy Weis, president of RD Weis Companies. “He has deep relationships with a variety of turf producers, which will strengthen our position in this highly focused and sought-after market segment.”

In his spare time, Doherty is the community president of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sports program focused on bringing inspiration to all children with all types of abilities.

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