National Academy of Construction Inducts Ray O’Connor

Ray OConnor NAC 2019Nashville, TN – November 4, 2019 Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group was formally inducted into membership of the National Academy of Construction (NAC) at its annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on October 24, 2019.

The mission of the National Academy of Construction is to recognize and honor individuals for their distinguished contributions to the industry and to share this reservoir of expertise as a service to the nation. Membership is by nomination from an existing member, then a rigorous examination by the NAC membership committee before being sent for approval by a vote of all members. O’Connor was nominated by Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development of infrastructure engineering software.

“I want to thank Greg Bentley for my nomination and all members for my acceptance. I realize this privilege comes with responsibilities to the Academy, and I look forward to adding my experience and expertise to this esteemed body as it continues to serve the construction industry and our nation,” O’Connor said.

“At Topcon, we are dedicated to providing a nexus where ideas and technology converge to create exciting and more efficient ways for all construction trades to perform their work more efficiently and deliver projects that exemplify the vision of sustainable infrastructure. Now, I have the added good fortune of joining an accomplished and dedicated group of women and men who not only love this industry, but also willingly invest themselves in its future,” he said.

O’Connor joined Topcon Corporation in 1993, in charge of developing the construction laser business in North America. Today, he heads the Topcon Positioning Group with global employment in excess of 2000. He also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and is a trustee on the University of California Merced Foundation.

The membership of NAC represents the entire array of construction industry stakeholders – owners, designers, construction managers, general and specialty contractors, attorneys, financial managers, labor leaders, suppliers, academicians and researchers, journalists and editors, and professional and trade association executives. For more information about NAC, visit

About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).