Exmark Manufacturing recently announced the appointment of Judy Altmaier as its vice president and general manager. She replaces Rick Olson, who has transitioned to vice president of the international business for The Toro Company, parent company of Exmark.
Altmaier has been with The Toro Company since 2009. Prior to assuming her leadership position at Exmark, she was Toro’s vice president of operations and quality management. She earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Kearney State College and an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Prior to joining Toro, Altmaier held a number of high-level positions with Eaton Corporation, including as vice president and general manager of its Global Engine Valve Division in Turin, Italy and as vice president and general manager of operations for its Automotive Group Americas in Marshall, MI.
Michael Happe, group vice president of Residential and Contractor Businesses, said he’s confident that Altmaier will be an excellent leader for Exmark.
“Judy is a seasoned, global leader with a broad base of experience, focused on customer satisfaction,” said Happe. “She will lead a strong Exmark team of employees who will continue to drive the Exmark business to higher levels of performance, working closely with our channel partners. She understands our business model and will strive to outperform our customers’ expectations.”
Altmaier said the move to the leadership position at Exmark fits well with her strengths and she shares her new team’s passion for the professional landscape business and the products it produces.
“I’m coming into Exmark at a great time as our product lineup has never been better and we continue to strengthen our relationships in the marketplace,” said Altmaier. “I know I have much to learn, but by working with our channel partners, talking with our customers and trusting the expertise and creativity of our team at Exmark, we will continue to exceed customer expectations with new innovations in professional landscape equipment.”