Topcon Precision Agriculture announces two promotions in its organization.
Rhett Schildroth has been promoted to product engineering manager and Rod Haarberg has been promoted to national agriculture sales manager.
Schildroth served as Topcon’s agriculture products marketing manager beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Topcon, he served as supervisor of program management with John Deere Company.
860 state-of-the-art instruments supplied to Polish schools
With more than 800 instruments to be delivered to the Polish Ministry of Education (MEN) by Topcon's exclusive Polish partner TPI, Topcon has set a new global record for the largest tender ever with its state-of-the-art technology.
The sale, valued at more than $2.5 million, includes 430 GPT-3107N total stations and 430 AT-G6 optical levels; making for a total of 860 instruments in one sale.
Mark Contino, former director of sales and marketing, has been named vice president of survey sales for Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS). The announcement was made by Jamie Williamson, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Reporting to Contino will be the TPS regional survey managers.
John Beaver, who joined Topcon in 2005, has been promoted to vice president of quality assurance and service. Prior to his promotion he had served as director of operations/quality.
The announcement was made by Mick Yamazaki, Topcon Positioning Systems executive vice president.
Yamazaki said Beaver’s promotion was for “the incredible work he has done in practically every area in the company dealing with quality assurance and service. John has truly changed the way the company operated in these two key areas.”
A reorganization of the Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) sales and marketing personnel and duties has been announced by Jamie Williamson, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Murray Lodge has been promoted to vice president of construction sales. Williamson said, “Murray has demonstrated a long, successful track record during his 14 years at Topcon. He excelled in each of his roles from regional manager, national sales manager, and most recently, as director of construction sales.”
Steve Briggs has been named Topcon Positioning Systems' (TPS) national sales manager-GIS and OEM.
Briggs joined TPS in 2004 as a product manager for network software. Prior to the recent promotion, he was TPS sales manager for networks and OEM. Before joining Topcon he was GIS business development manager and marine/infrastructure sales manager for Trimble Navigation.
Topcon Positioning Systems announces two promotions in its organization.
Mike Strutt is moving from professional services manager to the position of product manager. Jim Hinson has been promoted to the PSG’s professional services manager position; he formerly served as machine control support specialist.
Two leading manufacturers of precision surveying instruments – Topcon Corporation and Sokkia Co., Ltd., both with corporate headquarters in Japan – combined effective February 5.
With the recent approval of the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, Topcon purchased more than 32 million shares of Sokkia stock for about $194 million; the shares Topcon purchased represent about 94 percent of outstanding stock.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) is the first precise positioning company to announce its engineers and scientists successfully tracked signals from the developing Chinese Compass satellite constellation.
For more than seven years, TPS has manufactured and distributed dual-frequency, dual-constellation satellite receivers for global precise positioning markets. It also developed the world’s first GNSS technology that could pick up signals from GPS, GLONASS, the planned Galileo satellite system and now, the Compass signals.