The Toro Company Names Director of Marketing for Agriculture Business

Ralf San Jose joins Toro to lead the division’s marketing and product development efforts for the Americas

EL CAJON, CALIF. (February 13, 2018) The Toro Company has announced Ralf San Jose as director of marketing for Toro’s agricultural business.

Prior to joining Toro, San Jose held various marketing and senior leadership roles with Razer Inc., Western Digital Corporation, Iomega, Rain Bird Corporation and Intel Corporation.  He has worked both in the United States, as well as internationally and throughout Latin America, and is trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.  Most recently, he served as managing partner of Be Clever Investor.

In his new role, San Jose will oversee Toro’s marketing and product development strategy for the agricultural market.

San Jose earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Maua Engineering School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an MBA with concentration in high-tech marketing and business development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ralf to the Toro team,” said Phil Burkart, vice president of The Toro Company’s Irrigation and Lighting Businesses.  “Ralf’s more than 20 years of marketing experience, along with his engineering background and business development acumen, will further strengthen the Ag Business as we continue to develop innovative products to enhance our portfolio and expand our market share throughout the Americas into the future.”

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) 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. With sales of $2.5 billion in fiscal 2017, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 125 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, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit


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