DDEP Board Members

Kevin N. Carpenter

Vice President, Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain, The Toro Company

Kevin Carpenter joined The Toro Company as vice president, global operations and integrated supply chain in December 2021 from Carrier Global Corporation. In his new role, he has responsibility for procurement, manufacturing, order services, transportation and logistics.

Carpenter previously served as vice president of operations for Residential and Light Commercial Systems at Carrier and held other leadership positions in the organization including vice president of quality and continuous improvement and vice president of advanced manufacturing. 

Prior to joining Carrier, Carpenter was vice president of manufacturing services at Rockwell Automation, Inc. He also held earlier engineering and operations roles at General Electric, Magna International, Nexxus Lighting and General Motors/Delphi.

Carpenter holds a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve, a Master of Science in industrial engineering and engineering management from Youngstown State University, a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in general engineering, with a minor in mathematics, from Morehouse College. He also completed Finance for Senior Executives at Harvard Business School in 2021 and holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Ashland University.

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