People: Toro Co (TTC.N)

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30 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hoffman

58 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Renee Peterson

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Blake Grams

46 2013 Vice President - Global Operations

Peter Ramstad

56 2007 Vice President - Human Resources and Business Development

Timothy Dordell

51 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Larson

56 2013 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Judy Altmaier

52 2013 Vice President - Exmark

William Brown

52 2013 Vice President - Commercial and Irrigation Businesses

Philip Burkart

51 2010 Vice President - Irrigation Business

Michael Drazan

55 2012 Vice President - Global Micro-Irrigation Business

Michael Happe

42 2012 Group Vice President - Residential and Contractor Businesses

Richard Olson

49 2013 Vice President - International Business

Darren Redetzke

49 2010 Vice President - Commercial Business

Kurt Svendsen

49 2013 Vice President - Information Services

Robert Buhrmaster

66 1996 Lead Independent Director

Janet Cooper

60 1994 Independent Director

Gary Ellis

57 2006 Independent Director

Jeffrey Ettinger

55 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Harless

62 2000 Independent Director

James O'Rourke

53 2012 Independent Director

Gregg Steinhafel

59 1999 Independent Director

Christopher Twomey

65 1998 Independent Director

Amy Dahl

Managing Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael J. Hoffman is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Toro Co. Mr. Hoffman was appointed as Chairman in March 2006, was elected as Chief Executive Officer in March 2005, and was elected as President in October 2004. Mr. Hoffman was first elected to the Toro Board in March 2005, and since November 2005 has also served as a director of Donaldson Company, Inc.

Renee Peterson

Ms. Renee J. Peterson isChief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Toro Co., since July 2013. From August 2011 to July 2013, she served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In March 2012, she also assumed responsibility for our Information Services function. From July 2009 to August 2011, she served as Vice President – Finance and Planning for the Truck and Automotive Segments of Eaton Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer. From September 2008 to July 2009, she served as Vice President – Finance, Information Technology and Business Development for the Automotive Segment of Eaton Corporation.

Blake Grams

Mr. Blake M. Grams has been appointed as Vice President - Global Operations of Toro Co., effective July 16, 2013. From December 2008 to June 2013, he served as Vice President, Treasurer. He retained the office of Treasurer until July 2013.

Peter Ramstad

Mr. Peter M. Ramstad, Ph.D., is Vice President - Human Resources and Business Development of Toro Co., since November 2007. From November 2006 to November 2007, he served as Vice President, Business and Strategic Development. From December 2003 to November 2006, he served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Finance at Personnel Decisions International, a consulting company that helps clients build organizational and talent strategies and assess and develop leaders.

Timothy Dordell

Mr. Timothy P. Dordell is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Toro Co., since May 2007. From November 2006 to May 2007, he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. From May 2002 to November 2006, he served as Associate General Counsel-Corporate and Assistant Secretary at Ecolab Inc., a developer and marketer of products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, and industrial markets.

Thomas Larson

Mr. Thomas J. Larson has been appointed as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Toro Co., effective July 16, 2013. From March 2012 to March 2013, he served as Vice President, Exmark. From September 2010 to March 2012, he served as General Manager, Exmark. From April 2008 to September 2010, he served as Managing Director, Operations.

Judy Altmaier

Ms. Judy L. Altmaier is Vice President - Exmark of Toro Co., since June 2013. From October 2011 to June 2013, she served as Vice President, Operations and Quality Management. From October 2009 to October 2011, she served as Vice President, Operations. From January 2009 to October 2009, she served as Vice President/General Manager of Operations, Auto Group Americas for Eaton Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer.

William Brown

Mr. William E. Brown, Jr., is Vice President - Commercial and Irrigation Businesses of Toro Co., since March 2013. From March 2012 to March 2013, he served as Group Vice President, International and Commercial Businesses. From August 2010 to March 2012, he served as Vice President, International Business. From February 2009 to July 2010, he served as Vice President, Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses. From November 2006 to February 2009, he served as Vice President, Consumer and Landscape Contractor Business - Toro.

Philip Burkart

Mr. Philip A. Burkart is Vice President - Irrigation Business of Toro Co., since September 2010. From November 2006 to September 2010, he served as Vice President, Irrigation Businesses.

Michael Drazan

Mr. Michael D. Drazan is Vice President - Global Micro-Irrigation Business of Toro Co., since March 2012. From February 2009 to March 2012, he served as Vice President, Contractor Business and Chief Information Officer, which included responsibility for our Exmark and Sitework Systems Businesses and our Information Services function. In September 2010, he also assumed responsibility for our Micro-Irrigation Business and Corporate Accounts. From November 2007 to February 2009, he served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services.

Michael Happe

Mr. Michael J. Happe is Group Vice President - Residential and Contractor Businesses of Toro Co., since March 2012, which includes responsibility for our Residential and Landscape Contractor – Toro, Exmark, and Sitework Systems Businesses and our Midwestern-based distributor. From August 2010 to March 2012, he served as Vice President, Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses. From December 2008 to July 2010, he served as Vice President, Commercial Business. From November 2007 to December 2008, he served as General Manager, Commercial Business.

Richard Olson

Mr. Richard M. Olson is Vice President - International Business of Toro Co., since March 2013. From March 2012 to March 2013, he served as Vice President, Exmark. From September 2010 to March 2012, he served as General Manager, Exmark. From April 2008 to September 2010, he served as Managing Director, Operations.

Darren Redetzke

Mr. Darren L. Redetzke is Vice President - Commercial Business of Toro Co., since August 2010. From December 2008 to July 2010, he served as Vice President, International Business. From November 2007 to December 2008, he served as General Manager, International Business.

Kurt Svendsen

Mr. Kurt D. Svendsen is Vice President - Information Services of Toro Co., since June 2013. From September 2011 to June 2013, he served as Managing Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. From August 2010 to September 2011, he served as Director, Investor and Public Relations. From November 2007 to August 2010, he served as Director, Business Development.

Robert Buhrmaster

Mr. Robert C. Buhrmaster is Lead Independent Director of Toro Co. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jostens, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota (a designer and producer of athletic championship and scholastic products), until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Buhrmaster was appointed Chairman of Jostens in 1998 and was elected as Chief Executive Officer in 1994. He also served as President of Jostens from 1994 to January 2003. First elected to the Toro Board in 1996, he serves as our presiding non-management director, or Lead Director, is the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Buhrmaster has served as a director of SurModics, Inc. since January 2008 and as its Chairman since January 2009. Mr. Buhrmaster is retiring from SurModics’ board of directors effective at the conclusion of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on February 4, 2014. From August 2009 to May 2013 he also served as a director of Caraustar Industries, Inc., a privately held company.

Janet Cooper

Ms. Janet K. Cooper is Independent Director of Toro Co. She was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, Colorado (a U.S. telecommunications company that merged with and now does business as CenturyLink), from September 2002 to June 2008. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation. From 2000 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Qwest. From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., including as Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. From 1978 to 1998, Ms. Cooper served in various capacities with The Quaker Oats Company, including as Vice President, Treasurer and Tax from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President, Treasurer from 1992 to 1997. First elected to the Toro Board in 1994, she is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Ms. Cooper has served as a director of Lennox International Inc. since 1999. In addition, she currently serves as a director of MWH Global, Inc., a privately held company.

Gary Ellis

Mr. Gary L. Ellis is Independent Director of Toro Co. He is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota (a global medical technology company). Mr. Ellis has held these positions since May 2005. Previously, he was the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer of Medtronic from 1999 to May 2005. First elected to the Toro Board in 2006, he is the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ellis currently serves on the boards of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Jeffrey Ettinger

Mr. Jeffrey M. Ettinger is Independent Director of Toro Co. He is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minnesota (a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer- branded food and meat products). Mr. Ettinger has held these positions since November 2006. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods from January 2006 to November 2006, and was President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2006. First elected to the Toro Board in July 2010, he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation & Human Resources Committee. Mr. Ettinger has served as a director of Hormel Foods since 2004, and currently serves on the boards of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, the American Meat Institute, the Minnesota Business Partnership and The Hormel Foundation.

Katherine Harless

Ms. Katherine J. Harless is Independent Director of Toro Co. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Idearc Inc., Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (a provider of sales, publishing and related services including Verizon Yellow Pages and SuperPages.com), from November 2006 until her retirement in February 2008. On March 31, 2009, Idearc Inc. and all of its domestic subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, seeking reorganization relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. On December 31, 2009, Idearc emerged from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and under its plan of reorganization has, among other things over time, merged with Dex One Corporation to form Dex Media, Inc. and now trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “DXM.” Ms. Harless also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Information Services Inc. from 2000 to November 2006, when it was spun off by Verizon Communications, Inc. to become Idearc, and was a director of Idearc from November 2006 to May 2008. First elected to the Toro Board in 2000, she is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation & Human Resources Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Ms. Harless also currently serves on the advisory board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin, is a director and program co-chair for the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a director for The Board Connection.

James O'Rourke

Mr. James C. O'Rourke is Independent Director of Toro Co., since August 28, 2012. He is the Executive Vice President—Operations and Chief Operating Officer of The Mosaic Company, Plymouth, Minnesota (a global producer and marketer of combined concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry), a position he has held since August 2012. In this role, Mr. O’Rourke has responsibility for Mosaic’s mining and manufacturing operations, as well as environmental, health and safety, supply chain and procurement. Previously, Mr. O’Rourke was the Executive Vice President—Operations from January 2009, when he joined Mosaic, to August 2012. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. O’Rourke was the President, Australia Pacific of Barrick Gold Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (a global producer and seller of gold and copper also engaged in related activities including exploration and mine development), where he was responsible for the Australia Pacific Business Unit consisting of gold and copper mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea and oversight of approximately 6,500 employees. Throughout his career, Mr. O’Rourke has held various senior management, engineering and other positions in the mining industry. First elected to the Toro Board in August 2012, he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Gregg Steinhafel

Mr. Gregg W. Steinhafel is Independent Director of Toro Co. He is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota (a variety retailing company). Mr. Steinhafel was appointed as Chairman of Target in February 2009, was elected as Chief Executive Officer in May 2008, and was elected as President in 1999. First elected to the Toro Board in 1999, he is a member of the Compensation & Human Resources Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Steinhafel has served as a director of Target since 2007 and also currently serves on the board of the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Christopher Twomey

Mr. Christopher A. Twomey is Independent Director of Toro Co. He was the Chairman of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota (a manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles), a position he held from August 2003 until August 2012. Previously, Mr. Twomey was also the Chief Executive Officer of Arctic Cat from 1986 until his retirement in December 2010. First elected to the Toro Board in 1998, he is the Chair of the Compensation & Human Resources Committee and a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Twomey has served as a director of Arctic Cat since 1987.

Amy Dahl

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