January 1, 2018
New turf technology director at Toro
The Toro Company named Edric Funk director of its Center for Advanced Turf Technology (CATT). He succeeds Dana Lonn, who retired in June of 2017 after 48 years with the company. In his new role, Funk will have responsibility for leading a team of engineers, agronomists and product development professionals to identify emerging industry trends, while bridging future technologies that drive sustainability, productivity and efficiency. The CATT team works alongside customers, academic institutions and leading researchers to make progress in a number of areas, including autonomous operations, labor productivity, environmental concerns, such as emissions and alternative fuels, and precision turf management, including irrigation efficiency and soil moisture sensing.