Diogo Martins joins Topcon as Regional Survey Sales Manager for Latin America

Livermore, Calif. – July 6, 2010 – Topcon Positioning Systems announces Diogo Martins is the new Topcon regional survey sales manager for Latin America. Martins began his new position July 1. Denny Welch, senior vice president for the Survey Business Unit, said, “Diogo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him and we are excited to have him on our team.”

Martins has a degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying and gained extensive experience in topographical surveying, construction and product management before joining Topcon dealer Santiago & Cintra where he worked for 15 years.

Welch said, “Bringing someone onto our team with the education, training and experience that Diogo has is exciting in itself but he brings a level of product knowledge, gained from years of experience as a Topcon partner, that is an absolute positive for Latin America. We are confident that Diogo will put his wealth of knowledge and background in the business to work for our dealers, helping them reach a new level of success.”

Martins worked in several positions during his 15 years at Santiago & Cintra. His first two years included work on the support team, conducting training on total stations, GPS receivers and topographic software. He then worked a year selling rotating laser levels for building construction, one year as a sub-dealer, four years as branch office manager, and the following six years as sales manager for surveying and construction products. His last position with Santiago & Cintra was as sales manager for high-end products.

Martins most recently worked as the business development director for Char Pointer Engineering, specializing in monitoring, laser scanning, subways jobs and rail surveys.

Martins said of his new position, “It is an honor to work for Topcon and become a member of this family. I hope to contribute to the success of this great company and to help our customers grow using our products.”

About Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (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.