BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2017--
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that Michael G. Vale,
Ph.D., will join its board of directors on January 1, 2018. The addition
of Dr. Vale will bring the Toro board to 11 members.
Vale, 51, currently serves as the executive vice president, Health Care
Business Group of 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), a global diversified
technology company based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as
executive vice president, Health Care Business Group of 3M Company since
July 2016. Previously, he served as 3M Company’s executive vice
president, Consumer Business Group from August 2011 to July 2016. Vale
joined 3M Company in 1992 and has served in a variety of domestic and
international roles, including product development engineer,
manufacturing director, managing director of 3M Spain and managing
director of 3M Brazil.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to The Toro Company board of directors.
His extensive background and global business experience will bring fresh
insight to the enterprise,” said Richard M. Olson, Toro's chairman,
president and chief executive officer. "Mike’s demonstrated leadership
and expertise will prove valuable as we continue to focus on providing
innovative solutions to the customers we serve around the world.”
Vale holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Yale University and a
Ph.D. in chemistry from M.I.T.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a
leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor
environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and
irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in
fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries.
Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and
integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of
excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes,
sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.thetorocompany.com.
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The Toro Company
Director, Investor Relations
Branden Happel, 952-887-8930