Checkmate GeosyntheticsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Checkmate Geosynthetics Ltd., a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization solutions, today announced it has appointed Jim Penman as the company’s Vice President of Sales USA. In his new role, Penman will be responsible for Checkmate’s full-range of geosynthetic system products within the US market.

Penman began his career in geosynthetics seventeen years ago when he joined one of the world’s leading geogrid manufacturers. During the intervening years he has occupied a range of positions in design/technology, sales and marketing. Although he readily acknowledges that his first love is sales, Penman is also regarded as one of the industry’s leading experts in the application of geogrid technology. He continues to serve as a geosynthetics expert for the American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance-of Way Association (AREMA) and has presented regularly at several major international conferences.

President Bradley E. Stuart says, “Checkmate Geosynthetics is proud to announce that Jim Penman has joined our team as VP of Sales for our USA operations. Jim’s wealth of experience and his excellent standing in the geosynthetics industry combine to form one of the key components that helps to propel Checkmate ahead of any other competition in the market. Jim is a key team player in our North American and global strategies. Checkmate continues to expand its global reach and tighten its grip on markets already held. We welcome Jim to our team.”

“The geosynthetics industry in the US continues to grow and its geogrid component is about to experience a new dawn,” Penman said. “I am extremely proud and privileged to be joining a company that is primed and ready to capitalize on the wealth of new opportunities that will present themselves in the coming years.”

Penman will continue to reside in Alpharetta, GA where he has lived with his family for the last 8 years. Jim can be reached directly via email: