Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) recently opened a new Topcon Technology Center (TTC) in Brisbane, Australia. The center produces key software systems for the company's machine control and land surveying products used around the world.
According to Ray O'Connor, TPS president and CEO, the Brisbane operation, one of five Topcon Technology Centers around the world, can expect strong expansion over the next few years. The expected expansion is tied to the "massive growth of machine control systems for construction and agricultural equipment."
Company strengthens agriculture position
Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. (TPS) announces the acquisition of leading precision agricultural company, KEE Technologies Pty Ltd.
KEE Technologies, an Australian-based company with more than 25 years experience in agricultural electronics and applications, focuses on the precision agriculture market.
Dale Jefferson of Maysville, Kentucky, has been named Topcon Positioning Systems software business development manager. He will report to Jamie Williamson, senior vice president for sales and marketing.
His primary responsibility will be to develop software business for all Topcon strategic markets. He will be based out of the Topcon Technology Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Several key promotions were recently announced by Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) executive management.
Peter Wallace, former national sales manager-survey, has been promoted to director of sales-survey.
Murray Lodge, former national sales manager-construction, will assume the position of director of sales-construction.
Ohio State University doctoral students Tae-Suk Bae and Chang-Ki Hong were the recipients of the first annual 2006 Topcon Positioning Systems Student Award. Each student received $2,000 and a certificate.
The awards were established to recognize research achievements of OSU Geodetic Science graduate students. Bae and Hong were honored for their "exceptional achievements in graduate research
in the art and science of satellite navigation and geodetic surveying."
Neil Other has been named sales manager of Australia and New Zealand by Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), headquartered in Livermore, California. In this new position, Other will be responsible for all sales and marketing operations for Topcon's construction, positioning, survey and GIS products.
He will also act as a liaison between TPS' Australian and New Zealand dealers and the company's factories in the United States and Japan.
Topcon Corporation's machine control, GPS, laser and survey operations in Australia and New Zealand will join Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS). TPS will assume sales, marketing and support activities in Australia.
The new operation became effective July 1, 2006. A TPS software development group is already located in Brisbane.
From Alaska to New Hampshire and from Florida to California, the 2006 Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) Technology Roadshow starts its third year of educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations for surveying, GPS and machine control operations.
Throughout the year, TPS representatives in conjunction with Topcon dealers, will host regional seminars designed to illustrate: