Ivan Di Federico, who was recently named chief strategy officer of Topcon Positioning Systems, last week was selected to join the Topcon Corp. executive committee for the Tokyo-based positioning business unit.
“Ivan’s appointment to the positioning business unit executive committee is a result of his leadership in expanding and creating opportunities in all areas of our positioning business,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of TPS. “As former senior vice president of global engineering, Ivan’s ideas, drive and determination have greatly benefited Topcon Corporation.”
Di Federico, formerly senior vice president for global engineering, is only the second person of non-Japanese descent to be named to the corporation’s executive committee, following O’Connor’s appointment in 2008.
In his new TPS role as chief strategy officer, Di Federico will be responsible for research and development, engineering, product management and marketing.
In 2000, he joined Sauer-Danfoss and was in charge of global marketing for electronic products. In 2005, he became CEO of Topcon Sauer-Danfoss Integrated Controls. He was appointed senior vice president of global engineering for TPS in 2008, and the same year jointly held the title of president of Topcon Tierra.
In addition to these duties, he is also president and CEO of GEOTOP, a European survey equipment distributor.
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.