International Partners in Excellence Awards
Date: March 6, 2012
From: Mike Anderson, Managing Director, Distributor Development
To: International Distributor Principals
In 1984 Toro introduced for the U.S. a measurement and recognition program called Partners in
Excellence. Partners in Excellence (PIE) provides guidelines and formulas for business
management that help distributors focus on key elements that build the foundation for a
successful business. Distributor performance against specific criteria is tracked and results are
rewarded on an annual basis.
For 2011, Toro is pleased to have extended the Partners in Excellence program to our
International business with a new International Partners in Excellence program.
The object of the Partners in Excellence program is to:
- Provide simple, meaningful criteria that measures results;
- Provide criteria that can be measured regionally;
- Be able to collect and fairly score that criteria;
- Provide best business practices to augment and facilitate improvement; and
- Recognize results.
Eligible International distributors are rated on their performance in three areas: Market Share,
Financial Health and Customer Care.
Distributor of Excellence awards are given for three geographic areas: Europe/Middle East
(EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Canada/Latin America. A Gold Level of Excellence award
will be given to any distributors who score within 3% of the highest score for their geographic
region. A bronze bull with a marble base is awarded.
Our top honor, the Distributor of Excellence award – a bronze bull that is custom-made by
artist Wally Shoop, is presented to the distributor with the highest overall Partners in Excellence
2011 International PIE winners were notified this past week.
We are happy to announce our 2011 International PIE winners are:
International Distributor of Excellence – EMEA
ProfiGrass s.r.o. Czech Republic Josef Chytka, Director
International Distributor of Excellence – APAC
Parkland Products Ltd. New Zealand Chris Todd, Managing Director
International Distributor of Excellence – Canada/Latin America
Oakcreek Golf & Turf, Inc. Alberta, Canada Barrie Carpenter, President
International Gold Level of Excellence
Turf Care Products Canada Limited Ontario, Canada Ron Craig, Principal
Employees of Partners in Excellence award winners will receive a gift.
Please join us in congratulating our winners on their achievements.