For Immediate Release
Judy Altmaier Returns to Nebraska to Assume Leadership Position
at Exmark Manufacturing in Beatrice
Altmaier’s diverse experience will serve her well as she moves into important leadership role
(July 23, 2013)
— 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, the 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.”About ExmarkExmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Today, it is the leading manufacturer of commercial mowers and equipment for the landscape professional. In additional to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark’s goal is total customer satisfaction. All Exmark products are designed to help customers increase productivity while delivering unmatched quality. Products are sold to distributors and dealers who share the company’s commitment to customer service and quality products. Learn more at Exmark.com. Download a High-Resolution Image of Judy Altmaier at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f4zxoqd0xolnahi/571tVjqaD5
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Note to Editors: All media inquiries, image or interview requests should be directed to Nichole Allen at (402) 223-6348 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other inquiries, please contact Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 808, Beatrice, NE 68310-0808; (402) 223-6300.
Less Than One Month Remains to Enter Exmark Mow & Go with Hank Parker Sweepstakes
Entries accepted through April 30, 2013 at Exmark.com/mowngo
(April 08, 2013)
— There is less than one month left to enter the 2013 Exmark® Mow & Go with Hank Parker sweepstakes. With fantastic prizes including a Grand Prize of a fishing trip with Hank Parker, First Prize of an Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn mower and more, the contest will create three very happy winners.The Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to fish with two-time Bassmaster Classic champion Hank Parker in the summer of 2013, at a location to-be determined. All travel and meals are included in what is sure to be a dream come true for any outdoor enthusiast.Parker, an Exmark ambassador since 2009, said the sweepstakes is a great opportunity for any landscape contractor or homeowner that’s also an outdoor enthusiast.“I’ll take a day of fishing over just about anything else, so the opportunity to win an unforgettable fishing day and the chance to win an Exmark zero-turn is the type of sweepstakes I’d want to enter myself,” Parker said. “I feel honored however, to be able to take the Grand Prize winner fishing. We’re going to have a whole lot of fun.”One first prize winner will take home a new Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn riding mower (Model# PNS740KC604). With a heavy-duty Kohler twin-cylinder engine and 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 cutting deck, the Pioneer S-Series delivers productivity, maneuverability and the commercial quality durability.One lucky second prize winner will receive a Hobie Mirage i12s kayak.Learn more about the Exmark Mow & Go with Hank Parker sweepstakes at Exmark.com/mowngo.About ExmarkExmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Today, it is the leading manufacturer of commercial mowers and equipment for the landscape professional. In additional to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark’s goal is total customer satisfaction. All Exmark products are designed to help customers increase productivity while delivering unmatched quality. Products are sold to distributors and dealers who share the company’s commitment to customer service and quality products.
2013 Exmark® Lazer Z® S-Series Makes Compelling Case for Propane
New Kohler® Command Pro engine with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is industry’s first propane-specific engine package – performance is optimized for running with propane.Closed-loop EFI system provides increased fuel economy for extended runtimes.Improved “turn-key” startability, increased power and longer engine life are other benefits.
(March 01, 2013)
— Exmark® today announced the availability of its industry-leading propane-fueled Lazer Z® S-Series zero-turn rider through the company’s nationwide dealer network. The new model will enable landscape professionals to use propane not just as a green alternative, but as a competitive advantage for their businesses. The Lazer Z S-Series raises the bar for propane-fueled mowers with a new Kohler® propane EFI powerplant that offers a number of significant benefits, including improved starting, stronger performance and dramatically reduced fuel consumption.“Commercial landscapers who have adopted Kohler’s EFI technology are documenting 25-percent less fuel usage than comparable carbureted engines,” said Brandon Fredricks of Kohler Engines. “This, combined with the landscape company’s ability to negotiate wholesale prices for propane fuel, will allow landscape companies to achieve a much lower cost of operation not previously attainable.”The increased fuel efficiency allows Exmark to achieve up to 7.5 hours of operation from the Lazer Z S-Series on a single tank of fuel. Exmark’s one-tank system also offers increased balance for improved handling when compared to competitors’ two-tank systems, which often reside outside the mower footprint.The Kohler powerplant in the new Lazer Z S-Series is the first dedicated, propane-fueled EFI engine package that operates without conversions or aftermarket systems. The automotive-style closed-loop EFI system optimizes air/fuel settings based on exhaust output, in real time, to maximize performance and efficiency while minimizing emissions and eliminating carburetor-related issues for the life of the engine. The ECU-controlled start-up simplifies the sequence and eliminates the need for a choke.Fredricks says the improved fuel economy of Kohler’s closed-loop propane EFI engine delivers the lowest operating cost for commercial landscapers. Beyond cost savings however, he says there are a host of other performance benefits the engine’s EFI technology brings to the table when optimized for the properties of propane as a fuel. Specifically, improved “turn-key” startability compared to carbureted propane models – most notably in lower temperatures, as well as improved responsiveness in a wide range of operating conditions.According to Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) president and CEO, Roy Willis, propane is the fuel of choice for landscape professionals who want to reduce costs and emissions.“Propane is made in America, it’s widely available and it comes with convenient refueling options,” he said. “Landscape professionals can run their trucks and vans on it, too.”Thanks to incentives available from PERC, landscape contractors can now purchase propane-fueled commercial mowers such as the Exmark Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn rider, or the company’s propane-fueled Turf Tracer models, and receive an up to $1,000 rebate for each new mower purchased.“Through the PERC incentive program, qualified buyers can get up to $1,000 back on each new propane-fueled mower, up to a maximum of 25 mowers, in return for a season’s worth of data about fuel consumption, hours and maintenance,” Willis said. “The Kohler engine propane EFI engine has its roots in the PERC research and development program. Working with Exmark to encourage widespread adoption of its products featuring the engine is the next logical step.”According to Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters, adoption was a big reason the company chose the Lazer Z S-Series for its new propane EFI model.“The pairing of this bar-raising Kohler propane-EFI engine package with Exmark’s industry standard zero-turn Lazer Z rider is a perfect match. Landscape professionals get all the performance, durability and cut quality they have come to expect from their Lazer Z, with increased efficiency, reduced emissions and ultimately, increased profitability for their operation.”The propane-EFI Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn rider joins Exmark’s propane-fueled walk-behind models – the Turf Tracer S-Series and Turf Tracer X-Series – to give landscape contractors a full trailer of powerful, reliable and easy-to-use propane-powered mowers.The new Exmark propane-fueled mowers are available now through Exmark’s nationwide dealer network. Go to Exmark.com or call (402) 223-6300 to receive complete model specifications or locate a local Exmark dealer. Learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of propane power at propanecouncil.org.About ExmarkExmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Today, it is the leading manufacturer of commercial mowers and equipment for the landscape professional. In additional to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark’s goal is total customer satisfaction. All Exmark products are designed to help customers increase productivity while delivering unmatched quality. Products are sold to distributors and dealers who share the company’s commitment to customer service and quality products.For More Information:Propane Education And Research Council – Mower Incentive Program informationExmark Manufacturing Co. – Propane powered equipment resources, facts, certifications, information