Trimble appoints new SVP

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) said it has named Sachin J. Sankpal as senior vice president and sector head.

Sankpal 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. He 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.

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. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.