V.P. Business Development – Agriculture, Topcon
Michael has been active in the digital transformation of agriculture for more than 25 years, and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for Topcon Agriculture He serves on the federal task force for Connectivity & Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture under the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in affiliation with US Department of Agriculture (USDA). He is involved with several industry organizations, including the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Ag Data Coalition, and Meister Media’s PACE Advisory Council.
Michael holds a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; MBA from Golden Gate University, graduate of the California Ag Leadership Program. He and his wife Kara have a daughter and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and beef cattle ranching in their spare time.
About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).