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Trimble appoints Bill Martin as next Tripod Data Systems President

Trimble announced that Bill Martin will assume the role of president at Tripod Data Systems (TDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble. Martin will succeed Dave Scribner, who is retiring after serving as president for 12 years. Martin, who joined TDS in 2001 as director of sales and marketing, will begin his new role as president on January 1, 2004. During Scribner’s tenure at the company, TDS has played a major role in the surveying market and has added a successful line of hardware devices including the rugged RangerT and ReconT handheld computers, designed for all-day operation in extreme environments. He was also key during negotiations for the purchase of TDS by Trimble in 2000.
Martin came to TDS from Ashtech, where he was marketing manager for survey products. He held several positions of increasing responsibility over a 10-year period. Prior to Ashtech, Martin worked as a geodetic engineer for Holden GPS, an engineering and surveying firm. Currently, Martin is responsible for the worldwide sales of TDS product lines. He also directs distributor relationships throughout the company’s U.S. and international sales network, and supervises corporate communications activities. Martin has a B.S. degree in survey engineering from the University of Maine.