Judy Altmaier has been named vice president and general manager of Exmark Manufacturing, based in Beatrice, Neb. She succeeds Rick Olson, who recently transitioned to vice president of The Toro Co.'s International Business.

Altmaier joined The Toro Co. in 2009 from Eaton Corporation, and most recently served as vice president of operations and quality management. Her move to the Beatrice area is a homecoming of sorts, as Altmaier earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Kearney State College and an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, in Kearney, Neb.

Prior to joining Toro, Altmaier held a number of high-level positions with Eaton, including serving as vice president and general manager of the company's Global Engine Valve Division in Turin, Italy. She also held the position of vice president and general manager of operations for Eaton's Automotive Group Americas in Marshall, Mich.

"Judy is a seasoned, global leader with broad base experience serving a wide range of internal and external customers," said Mike Happe, group vice president at The Toro Co. "She will lead a strong Exmark team of employees in Beatrice that's ready to support her and continue to drive the Exmark business to higher levels of performance in the years to come. She understands our business model and will strive to outperform our customers' expectations."