Shawn Carothers

Shawn Carothers

OPPAA - Director

TheToro Company

8111 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420

Website Phone : 952-887-7997

Professional Experience:

Thirty years of marketing experience, primarily in hard goods. The last ten years have been with The Toro Company’s Residential Landscape Contractor division managing the Parts and Post-Purchase business. Always thrive on finding solutions and partnerships that benefit our stakeholders and drive the industry forward.


MBA – Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
BS Marketing – St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN


Playing golf, finding new adventures through travel and giving our dogs the best life possible.

Role Models:

My parents, Lindsey Whalen (basketball Hall of Fame) and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Objectives for OPPAA:

Broaden OPPAA’s OEM membership and strive to continually add value for all stakeholders within the OPE industry—from consumers to independent dealers and retailers, to manufacturers and suppliers/partners.