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Kurt D. Svendsen

Vice President, Strategy, Corporate and Channel Development

Kurt Svendsen was appointed vice president, strategy, corporate and channel development in November 2020. He previously served as vice president, information services from May 2013 through October 2020. He is responsible for enterprise strategy development and planning, acquisitions and other investments, and portfolio management. He also leads our distributor development function and our strategic technologies group.

Svendsen served in multiple information technology roles at Andersen Consulting and Medtronic before joining The Toro Company in 1999, and held various information services management positions. Starting in 2007, he spent six years in business roles as a director in Toro’s strategy and business development group, and then managing director of investor relations, corporate communications and community relations efforts, before returning to lead the information services organization.

Svendsen holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.

    Our Company

    At The Toro Company, we take great pride in helping our customers enrich the beauty, productivity, and sustainability of the land. Founded in 1914, The Toro Company was built on a tradition of quality and caring relationships. Today, the company is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Through a strong network of professional distributors, dealers and retailers in more than 125 countries, we proudly offer a wide range of products across a family of global brands to help golf courses, professional contractors, groundskeepers, agricultural growers, rental companies, government and educational institutions, and homeowners – in addition to many leading sports venues and historic sites around the world.