Trimble Names Senior Vice President

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the appointment of Sachin J. Sankpal as senior vice president and sector head, effective today. He will manage the P&L of the sector focused on intelligent transportation and asset sharing.  

Sankpal brings over 20 years of global experience as a general manager and as a functional leader in strategy, finance, product management and operations. He was recently the president of Honeywell International's Global Safety Products Division while based in Paris, France. During his career at the company, he also served as vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Safety Products Division for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India as well as vice president of Global Strategic Marketing for Honeywell's Life Safety Division. During his seven-year tenure at Avaya, Inc., a leading enterprise communications company, Sankpal served in several functional leadership roles while based in the US and Asia. He served as the director of Strategy and Product Management, the chief operating officer of Avaya-Japan, Ltd., operations leader in India, and the director of Global Restructuring. Before that, Sankpal served as a director of Strategy and Finance for Trimble's Engineering & Construction Division. Prior to Trimble, Sankpal was a consultant for Navigant Consulting based in Boston, Mass. He began his career at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services as a staff engineer. Sankpal holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Dartmouth College.

"Sach is a strong complement to Trimble," said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and CEO. "He has strong global experience and has demonstrated the ability to both develop sophisticated strategies for large markets and to execute those strategies to achieve real market and financial outcomes. With the continued adoption of embedded GPS, wireless, sensing and SaaS solutions, we see new business models and emerging market needs that allow customers to drive economic value through optimizing workflow processes, achieving higher levels of productivity for their workers, and optimizing the use of their assets. Sach will be a significant contributor in enabling us to continue to pioneer these markets." 

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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