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Legacy of Excellence

ISBN: 9781940014869
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Jeff Appelquist
Pages: 240
Trim: 12 x 12 inches
Published: 7/4/2014

In Legacy of Excellence award-winning Minnesota author Jeff Appelquist takes us along on Toro's amazing journey. From outstanding leaders such as John Samuel Clapper, Ken Goit, David Lilly, Ken Melrose and others to the rank and file of Toro's hard-working employees from Toro's loyal distributors and dealers to its valued customers all over the world-the focus has always been on people.

As Legacy of Excellence makes abundantly clear the Toro story matters. The company serves as a model for us all in its intelligent adaptability and dogged perseverance. Today after an astonishing one-hundred years in business The Toro Company is powerfully poised to continue on its successful path into the next century.


Jeff Appelquist is the founder and president of Blue Knight Leadership LLC. Blue Knight has been in business since 2008. Jeff is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer practicing attorney and corporate executive. He has more than twenty years experience both as an entrepreneur and small business owner and as a leader in Fortune 100 companies. He is also an award-winning author and expert in American military history.