The Toro Company Names Jason P. Baab Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Sustainability
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The Toro Company, a leading global provider of solutions for the outdoor environment, announced that Jason P. Baab will join the company as vice president of strategy, corporate development and sustainability, effective July 31, 2023. Baab succeeds Blake Grams, who retired in April 2023 after 25 years with the company.
“Jason brings a strong leadership background and extensive experience fostering growth and innovation across multiple brands and industries,” said Richard M. Olson, chairman and chief executive officer. “I am very excited to welcome him to The Toro Company and our enterprise leadership team. Jason’s global strategy and business development expertise will enhance our focus on key enablers in support of organic growth and future acquisitions, positioning us well to deliver meaningful value for our customers and shareholders.”
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Baab comes to TTC from Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a global manufacturer of specialty vehicles and equipment, where he most recently served as senior vice president of corporate development, strategy and venture capital. At Oshkosh Corporation, he was a member of the leadership team and was actively involved in capital allocation and growth initiatives at the enterprise level. He also played a key role in establishing the company’s first venture capital fund focused on sustainable technology investments in the electrification, autonomy/active safety and intelligent products sectors.
Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation, Baab served as vice president of corporate development at Fortune Brands Home & Security, a premier manufacturer of home build product brands, where he led mergers and acquisitions, business development and evaluated investments for future growth.
Baab holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and earned an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.