Topcon Announces New European Precision
September 01, 2010 03:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time
LIVERMORE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has announced the
opening of its new European facility – Topcon Positioning Iberia (TPI) in Madrid, Spain. TPI was formerly doing
business as InlandGEO Holdings.
The new facility will be the operations center for distribution and support of TPA products and software for all
European agriculture business, according to Carlos Monreal, TPA vice president of global agriculture. In addition to
his global duties, Monreal is directly responsible for TPA’s European operations.
Monreal is the former president and CEO of InlandGEO, and is also president of TPI. In his new role, he will be in
charge of sales, service support and technical staff members.
Albert Zahalka, senior vice president of TPA, said, “No one knows the European agriculture market better than
Carlos. His work with InlandGEO, and his intuitive business sense and knowledge of the agriculture industry trends
and needs by customers and potential customers is a win-win situation for the company and end-users.”
Robin Pick is the new TPI agriculture product manager. Stefano Rosato has been named TPI’s key accounts and
marketing manager and Dr. Matthias Sausen and Lars Nielsen are regional agriculture sales managers. Regional
technical managers include Jaime Monreal, Marko Lamprecht, Jesper Bekhoj and Samuel Piou. Javier Villar will be
David Hart has been named as Technical Services Group (TSG) manager. Other managers within TSG include
Serafín Lopez-Cuervo (support), Ricardo Hormigos (repairs and warranties) and Roberto Infante (technical
Tony Hirayama, former president and CEO of TPA, who currently holds several positions with Topcon Corporation
in Tokyo, has been named CEO of TPI. David Mudrick, CFO of TPS, will be chairman of the board of directors.
Other members of the board will be Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of TPS, Ewout Korpershoek, managing
director of Topcon Europe Positioning and Ivan Di Federico, TPS chief strategy officer.
Topcon Precision Agriculture is a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS). TPS designs and
manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil
engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon
Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932.
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
George Smith, Director of Communications Services, 925-245-8603