People on the Move: Altmaier to retire from Exmark in 2019; James Martin Associates adds one to leadership team

November 14, 2018 -  By

Judy Altmaier, vice president and general manager of Exmark, will be retiring on Jan. 4, 2019. Daryn Walters has been selected to succeed Altmaier as general manager for Exmark.

Altmaier has been with The Toro Co., the parent company of Exmark, since October 2009. After nearly four years in operations at Toro, Altmaier returned to her native Nebraska to take over the leadership role at Exmark in July 2013.

“From her steadfast focus on developing innovative products that help our customers enhance their productivity to expanding and strengthening channel partnerships, Judy has been a strong leader and role model for Exmark,” said Toro Chairman and CEO Rick Olson.

Prior to joining Toro, Altmaier had a successful and extensive career of more than 25 years with Eaton Corp. Her service with Eaton began in 1983 as an accountant. Over the years, Altmaier held many positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager of the company’s global engine valve division in Turin, Italy, and vice president for Eaton’s Auto Group Americas.

Walters moved into the general manager role at Exmark on Nov. 1. Previously the company’s director of marketing, Walters has been with the company since 2006.

Walters began his career in the operations division at North Carolina National Bank (NCNB) in Charlotte, N.C. He went on to become a co-founder and vice president of marketing for XML Solutions, an international supply chain management company that was acquired by Vitria Technology in Sunnyvale, Calif.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and is currently in the process of completing his MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Jamie Briggs has been promoted to director, marketing, reporting directly to Walters. In addition, Lloyd von Scheliha has been promoted to senior manager, product, reporting to Briggs.

James Martin Associates (JMA) added Brian Stanley to its team as chief business development and operating officer.

With continued growth in the Chicago and Boulder, Colo., metro areas and with the recent purchase of Schwake Stone and the seven-acre facility in Mundelein, Ill., Stanley will be directly responsible for operations with a focus on business development at James Martin Associates, LID Landscapes and Schwake Stone.

Stanley has deep industry experience working with multiple branches in multiple states, including Rentokil Initial, Moore Landscapes, BrightView (formerly The Brickman Group) and most recently, Synagro.

In these positions, ranging from COO to regional vice president, he was responsible for profit and loss management, operational performance, organizational health, sales leadership and development, finance operations and more. Stanley also earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

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