Trimble Announces CEO Succession
Rob Painter, Current CFO, to Become New CEOSUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as president and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January 4, 2020. Berglund, who has served as president and CEO since 1999, will transition to executive chairman of Trimble's Board of Directors effective January 4, 2020.
Painter joined Trimble in 2006 and initially served in corporate development and general management roles in construction telematics and a joint venture initiative. In 2015, he was appointed vice president of the building construction software segment. In 2016, he was appointed CFO. Prior to Trimble, Painter was in strategy, operational and consulting roles, and holds a B.S. in Finance from West Virginia University as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.
"I am pleased to announce Rob as the next Trimble CEO," said Berglund. "He has more than 13 years of Trimble experience in operating, strategic and financial roles, through which he has developed a...