Mario Lopez, President and COO of The Turf Company (middle) receives the 25 Year Bull Award from Richard Walne (right), Managing Director of The Toro Company, Australia & Asia Pacific during the Philippine Golf management Conference held at The Orchard Golf & Country Club. Also in photo is Andrew Price, Sales Manager, The Toro Company.
The Bull Award was given to Lopez in recognition of his 25 years of service at The Turf Company which is a business partner of TORO in the Philippines.
Lopez is at the helm of The Turf’s operations. He steers his team to grow the business making the company one of the country’s most trusted and leading distributors of precision mowing equipment, irrigation systems, golf carts and other utility vehicles. Since its founding over 25 years ago, The Turf has been the distributor of the Toro brand golf course maintenance equipment and irrigation systems. Through the years, it has maintained a strong partnerhip with Toro, the world leader in turf and landscape maintenance for over 100 years.
Lopez began his career at The Turf Company as a technical services engineer. He also served as irrigation manager, division manager and general manager until his appointment in April of 2015 as president and COO.
A licensed civil engineer, Lopez finished a management course at the Asian Institute of Management. He also attended several trainings abroad such as Golf and Irrigation Design in San Francisco and Orlando, Florida; Vietnam; Singapore and Thailand.
Lopez is optimistic on The Turf Company’s performance and growth this year, saying that they are committed to providing the local market with only high-quality products and excellent sales service that benefit the customers.
The Turf Company is a one-stop shop that provides total solutions to the management and maintenance of golf courses and sports-themed estates, resorts and recreation facilities, hospitals, commercial landscapes like retail developments, and private and residential projects. Its end-to-end services include designing, supplying and installation of irrigation systems, complemented by the sale and distribution of allied products.