Charles R. Trimble was the principal founder of Trimble Navigation Limited in 1978 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 1981 until 1998. The company originally focused on developing navigation product using the Long Range Aid to Navigation system. In 1982, Mr. Trimble began developing receivers using GPS signals.
He was the driving force behind the creation of the first commercially feasible GPS timing receiver introduced in 1984. This success led quickly to the development of commercial products for the survey market. Trimble‘s contribution in the field has laid the foundation for vibrant and socially relevant geospatial industry adding geographical and spatial dimension to our society.
His vision towards creating and nurturing Trimble to be company of culture, technologies, innovation and social relevance has empowered industries across every sector, making a difference in the world economy and society.