Olathe, Kansas, U.S.A. — POINT, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Shigeyuki Sawaguchi to the position of Vice President of Business Development, effective December 1, 2005. His primary role within the POINT organization will involve developing strategic plans for future SOKKIA GPS products.
Sawaguchi is currently the General Manager of Marketing and Product Planning for SOKKIA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo). He began his career at SOKKIA in 1980 and has held a number of senior management positions within the company’s Research and Development Group. In addition, Sawaguchi is a member of the Board of Directors for both POINT and AGL.
POINT, Inc. was formed in 1999 as a joint venture company of SOKKIA Co., Ltd. and NovAtel, Inc. The company develops and markets advanced GPS products for the surveying, mapping and construction industries and distributes them through SOKKIA’s worldwide distribution network.
“The appointment of Shigeyuki Sawaguchi further demonstrates the important, long-term role POINT plays with both SOKKIA and NovAtel,” said POINT President Wil Anderson.
POINT, Inc. was formed in August of 1999 as a joint venture company of SOKKIA Company, Ltd., Tokyo, and NovAtel, Inc., Calgary. POINT, Inc. develops and markets advanced GPS products for the surveying, mapping and construction industries and makes them available through SOKKIA’s worldwide distribution network.
SOKKIA Company, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, manufactures complete measurement solutions for surveying, GIS/mapping, industrial measurement and construction applications. Company products range from Total Station and GPS systems and data collectors to construction lasers, levels, field supplies and accessories. All products are available through a worldwide distribution network and are backed by the company’s comprehensive service and support network.