Michael Gentile


 Co-founder / CEO

Seattle, WA * Hooksett, NH


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Educational History:


Michael Gentile graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Arts and also from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science as member of chi-epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.


Professional / Career History:


His introduction to athletic construction began in 2002 when he worked as CAD technician for athletic designers and manufacturers. His subsequent professional experience includes an emphasis on stormwater management, low impact development and sports specific design.


In 2011, Michael left civil engineer to focus on sports surface testing. As a founding member of Firefly Sports Testing Michael has worked with his partners to lead an organization dedicated to service, integrity, quality and innovation. Michael has specialized in developing quality control mechanisms designed for project success. He believes that quantifiable performance indicators will lead to better Surfaces for everyone.


Firefly Sports Testing  has become North America's largest and most trusted recreational surface testing and inspection firm. Firefly Sports Testing holds every major sports testing certification and provides testing services for 1,000+ fields per year in North America alone. They have provided services for clients and events that include the FIFA Women's World, World Rugby, Super bowl, NFL stadiums, Major League Soccer teams and many major universities.


Specific Experience:

In the last 5 years Michael has participated in over 15 speaking engagements for associations and events on the topic of athletic surface characteristics and testing.

Firm Vision:

Firefly Sports Testing based in Bow, NH has achieved a significant milestone in providing their Clients with accredited testing services specific to sports surfaces. The only US based Testing Company to hold indigenous third party verified ISO 17025 accreditation for an extensive list of both Lab and Field testing services. This demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest quality of service to Clients such as Manufacturers, Contractors, Architects and Engineers. You now have a choice when purchasing testing services; choose a Company which can demonstrate proven traceability, technicians who are trained and have been independently audited and an assurance that equipment is calibrated and suitable for measurement or choose not too.