Topcon’s Ray O’Connor Receives Geospatial Leadership Award

  Topcon’s Ray O’Connor Receives Geospatial Leadership Award

Business Wire

LIVERMORE, Calif. & CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, Netherlands -- May 30, 2013

Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), was named
Geospatial Business Leader of the Year for 2012. The award was presented by
Geospatial World magazine during its annual Geospatial World Forum conference
and leadership awards ceremony in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

O’Connor was recognized “as the champion of surveying and positioning
technologies in the world, having served in this industry for more than two
decades. He has transformed Topcon into an acknowledged market leader in
surveying technologies related to civil engineering, agricultural, mapping,
and measurement applications.”

In addition to receiving the award, O’Connor was a speaker at the conference
and Topcon executives also participated in applications and technology

About his selection as Geospatial Business Leader of the Year, O’Connor said,
“To be selected by the leaders and visionaries of the industries we serve is
an incredible honor. At Topcon we focus our energies on pursuing products and
technologies that truly make a difference in the lives of our customers and
potential customers.

“We work closely with our global distributors, customers and strategic
partners to ensure we are not only providing exemplary products, service and
support, but also are focusing our efforts on developing the next generation
of precision instruments and technologies in every market segment we serve,”
he said.

The award certificate presented to O’Connor at the conference, read: “A
leader, technocrat and, above all, a man of vision, (O’Connor) is recognized
as the champion of surveying and positioning technologies in the world.”

The award certificate further stated, “Topcon Positioning Systems is one of
the only companies to offer ‘the complete solution’ from survey to finished
grade,” and that the unique corporate culture he created and instilled into
his team “has resulted in the innovative integration of technologies under one
roof, causing radical changes throughout the construction positioning

The magazine’s award also noted that under O’Connor’s leadership, “Topcon has
evolved a unique corporate culture of unity with diversity, which has enabled
its executives to pursue (large) corporate objectives while focusing on
respective technology domains and territorial geographies.

“Professionalism with human touch is an added value to his corporate

About Topcon Positioning Group

Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA
( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel,
The Netherlands ( Topcon Positioning Group designs,
manufactures and distributes precise positioningproducts andsolutionsfor
theglobalsurveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping
and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its brands include
Topcon, Sokkia, Gowin, 2LS and MAGNET. Topcon Corporation (,
founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).


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