BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2016--
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has elected D.
Christian “Chris” Koch to its board of directors, effective immediately.
The addition of Mr. Koch brings the Toro board to 11 members.
Koch, 51, currently serves as president and chief executive officer at
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL), a global diversified
manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide
range of products based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carlisle Companies
had $3.5 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended December 31,
2015. Koch joined Carlisle Companies in 2008 and has held a variety of
senior management positions during his tenure, including as chief
operating officer and group president of Carlisle Diversified Products.
Koch has served as president and chief executive officer of Carlisle
Companies since January 2016 and served as president and chief operating
officer of Carlisle Companies from May 2014 to January 2016. Koch
currently serves as a member of the Carlisle Companies board of
directors and he previously served as a member of the board of directors
of Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT). Throughout his career, Koch has held
various other senior management positions in the manufacturing industry,
including with Graco Inc. and H.B. Fuller Company.
"Chris is a seasoned executive and public company board member with
strong business acumen and significant experience managing manufacturing
and sales operations around the world," said Michael J. Hoffman, Toro's
chairman and chief executive officer. "His leadership, experience and
perspectives will be valuable and we are very excited to have him join
Koch holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Macalester
College, along with a master’s degree in business administration from
the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
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 2015, 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. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com.
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The Toro Company
Director, Investor Relations
Branden Happel, 952-887-8930