Trimble Announces New ThingMagic General Manager

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Brett Humphrys will serve as the new general manager of its ThingMagic Division.

Humphrys joins the ThingMagic Division with over 10 years of experience within the Trimble organization, most recently as general manager of Trimble’s Global Services Division. He has a deep knowledge of many divisions and sales channels within Trimble. Prior to coming to Trimble, Humphrys worked at Eastman Chemical Company, Eastman Kodak, Exxon and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“I am very excited to join the ThingMagic team. Both ThingMagic’s products and employee talent lead the RFID industry,” said Brett Humphrys. “The technology that ThingMagic developed has resulted in many successful deployments in a variety of industries and verticals. For the past 15 years, ThingMagic has been known throughout the RFID industry as a brand that provides accurate, reliable and high-performance products. As part of the team, I look forward to our continued success in developing new and innovative solutions that can meet the needs of our customers worldwide.”

Humphrys has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.  He also holds an MBA from Duke University.

Humphrys replaces Tom Grant, previously the general manager of Trimble’s ThingMagic Division, who left the company to pursue new opportunities.


About Trimble’s ThingMagic Division

Trimble’s ThingMagic Division is a leading provider of UHF RFID reader engines, development platforms and design services for a wide range of applications. ThingMagic develops products for demanding high-volume applications and provides consulting and design services to create solutions for challenging applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the world's largest industrial automation firms, manufacturers, automotive companies, retailers and consumer companies. Located in Woburn, Massachusetts, the ThingMagic business was founded in 2000 by a group of visionary PhD graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. ThingMagic is "The Engine in RFID™".

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About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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