“I want to thank Greg Bentley for my nomination and all members for my acceptance. I realize this privilege comes with responsibilities to the Academy, and I look forward to adding my experience and expertise to this esteemed body as it continues to serve the construction industry and our nation,” O’Connor said.
“At Topcon, we are dedicated to providing a nexus where ideas and technology converge to create exciting and more efficient ways for all construction trades to perform their work more efficiently and deliver projects that exemplify the vision of sustainable infrastructure. Now, I have the added good fortune of joining an accomplished and dedicated group of women and men who not only love this industry, but also willingly invest themselves in its future,” he said.
O’Connor joined Topcon Corporation in 1993, in charge of developing the construction laser business in North America. Today, he heads the Topcon Positioning Group with global employment in excess of 2000. He also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and is a trustee on the University of California Merced Foundation.
The membership of NAC represents the entire array of construction industry stakeholders – owners, designers, construction managers, general and specialty contractors, attorneys, financial managers, labor leaders, suppliers, academicians and researchers, journalists and editors, and professional and trade association executives. For more information about NAC, visit naocon.org.