O’Connor elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board
LIVERMORE, Calif. – December 9, 2021 – Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018.
“It is an honor to serve on the AEM Board of Directors, as well as the CE Sector Board,” said O’Connor. “The agricultural and construction equipment industries are currently facing both unprecedented challenges and extraordinary opportunities, so AEM’s advocacy efforts have become more important than ever. I look forward to working with the excellent group of colleagues assembled for 2022 on the strategic initiatives of this important organization.”
About Ray O’Connor
Ray O’Connor is president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., a position he has held since 2002. He is also president of the Positioning Operating Company, one of three companies that form Topcon Corporation, where he serves as senior managing executive officer.
Additionally, he has served as chairman of Topcon Europe Positioning Business since 2005. He is a director of Topcon America Corporation and Topcon Europe BV.
From its headquarters in Livermore, California, Topcon Positioning Systems manages more than 30 operations located in 15 countries on five continents, with a workforce of more than 2,000 people engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. TPS is driven to help meet the global demand for new and improved infrastructure and sustainable agriculture through the increased adoption of job site and farm automation systems.
O’Connor, who has been with Topcon since 1993, has received multiple business and academic honors as a result of his leadership in the positioning and geospatial industries.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.
About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (topconpositioning.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).
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