BAT named ‘Exhibitor of the Year’ at IATP
Best American Trampolines (BAT) has been named Exhibitor of the Year by the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) during their fourth Annual Conference & Trade Show held in Nashville, Tennessee, in September. With over 500 park registrants and vendors in attendance, representing 25 countries, the event was a testament to the growth both domestically and internationally of the indoor trampoline park industry.
The IATP conference is the premier event for trampoline park owners and operators from all over the world. This annual event offers networking and educational opportunities including classes and panels run by industry experts. The Exhibitor of the Year awardee is determined by fellow IATP members, vendors and conference attendees.
“As Best American Trampolines has continued to provide superior custom design and trampoline park solutions, we are honored to have been recognized by our colleagues and industry associates,” said Phillip Howell, President and CEO of BAT. “Our custom designed and built exhibit was representative of the experience, product quality, and innovative solutions that our customers have come to expect.”
Howell, who is a founding board member of the IATP, rounded out his board service, and was recognized at the Annual Award’s event for his distinguished board service. One of his many accomplishments during his tenure came through his leadership as Chair of the Standards Committee. Howell led the IATP towards a global approach to ensure that standards could be developed to best fit the needs regionally to ensure that trampoline parks are being manufactured and operating worldwide with optimal safety in mind at all times. He was part of a select group tasked with the creation of the new ASTM Indoor Trampoline Court Safety Standards (ASTM F2970).
“As a founding member of the IATP, we support and promote the work of the association which steers the industry in the right direction, providing education and resources to new and existing parks worldwide,” said Howell.