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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ulf Johansson

71 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Berglund

64 1999 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nickolas Vande Steeg

73 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Robert Painter

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Darryl Matthews

48 2015 Senior Vice President and Sector Head Responsibility- Agriculture, Forestry, Positioning Services and Harvest Mark Division

Sachin Sankpal

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Sector Head Trimble’s Intelligent Transportation Systems

Julie Shepard

58 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

James Kirkland

56 2008 Vice President, General Counsel

Bryn Fosburgh

53 2012 Vice President - Trimble's heavy and highway construction business, and Trimble's Buildings group

Christopher Gibson

54 2012 Vice President - Trimble's Survey, Geospatial, Geographic Information System (GIS), Infrastructure, Rail, Land Administration and Environmental Solutions businesses

Jurgen Kliem

58 2012 Vice President

James Veneziano

54 2009 Vice President

Meaghan Lloyd

2016 Director

Borje Ekholm

53 2015 Independent Director

Kaigham Gabriel

60 2015 Independent Director

Merit Janow

58 2008 Independent Director

Ronald Nersesian

56 2011 Independent Director

Mark Peek

58 2010 Independent Director

Jim Todd

2016 Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ulf Johansson

Dr. Ulf J. Johansson is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since December 1999. Dr. Johansson is a Swedish national with a distinguished career in communications technology. Dr. Johansson currently serves on the board of directors of Telefon AB LM Ericsson, a telecommunications company, and as chairman of Acando AB, a management and IT consultancy company. From 1990 to 2005, Dr. Johansson served as chairman of Europolitan Vodafone AB, a GSM mobile telephone operator in Sweden. From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Johansson served on the board of directors of Novo Nordisk A/S, a Danish pharmaceutical/life science company, and from 2005 until 2013, he served as chairman of its majority owners, the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo A/S. Dr. Johansson also currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. Since 2012, Dr. Johansson has served as a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. During 1998-2003 Dr. Johansson served as chairman of the University Board of Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and formerly also served as president and chief executive officer of Spectra-Physics AB, and executive vice president at Ericsson Radio Systems AB. he received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Doctor of Technology (Communication Theory) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Steven Berglund

Mr. Steven W. Berglund is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Trimble, Mr. Berglund was president at Spectra Precision, a group within Spectra Physics AB. Mr. Berglund’s business experience includes a variety of senior leadership positions with Spectra Physics and manufacturing and planning roles at Varian Associates. He began his career as a process engineer at Eastman Kodak. He attended the University of Oslo and the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. in chemical engineering. Mr. Berglund received his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a member of the board of trustees of World Educational Services. He is also a member of the construction sector board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. In December 2013, Mr. Berglund was appointed to the board of directors and compensation committee of Belden Inc., a global provider of end-to-end signal transmission solutions.

Nickolas Vande Steeg

Mr. Nickolas W. Vande Steeg is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company, since 2007. Mr. Vande Steeg has served as a director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Vande Steeg served as president and chief operating officer of Parker Hannifin Corporation until March 2007, where he began his career in 1971. Mr. Vande Steeg currently serves on the boards of directors of Wabtec Corporation, a supplier of products and services to the rail transportation industry, Azusa Pacific University, and in 2013, Mr. Vande Steeg joined the board of directors of Gardner Denver, Inc. Mr. Vande Steeg began his career at Deere & Company serving as an industrial engineer and industrial relations manager from 1965 to 1970. Mr. Vande Steeg received his B.S. in Industrial Technology from the University of California, Irvine in 1968 and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in 1985.

Robert Painter

Mr. Robert Painter is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is responsible for Trimble’s worldwide finance operations. Mr. Painter joined Trimble in 2006 and assumed leadership of Trimble’s business development activities, leading all acquisition and corporate strategy activities. From 2009 to 2010, he served as general manager of the Company’s Construction Services Division. From 2010 to 2015, he served as general manager of the Company’s joint venture with Hilti, which was created to foster collaborative development of product innovations for the building construction industry. In 2015, Mr. Painter was appointed vice president of Trimble Buildings, a Trimble group focused on BIM-centric businesses that span the Design-Build-Operate continuum of the Building lifecycle. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Painter served in a variety of management and finance positions at Cenveo, Rapt Inc., Bain & Company, Whole Foods Markets, and Kraft Foods. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from West Virginia University, and received an MBA in Business from Harvard University in 1998.

Darryl Matthews

Mr. Darryl R. Matthews is Senior Vice President - Agriculture, Forestry, Positioning Services and Harvest Mark Divisions of the Company., effective Sept. 1, 2015 . Mr. Matthews served as president and general manager of the NAFTA Region for Nufarm Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a publicly-traded multinational agricultural chemical company. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Matthews served as general manager of Nufarm Agriculture Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Nufarm Limited. Mr. Matthews began his career at Dow AgroSciences in Canada where he held management roles in sales and marketing. From 2010 to 2015, he served on the Board of Directors for CropLife America. He received an Honors B.Sc. in Agriculture majoring in Horticultural Science and Business from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada in 1994.

Sachin Sankpal

Mr. Sachin J. Sankpal is Senior Vice President, Sector Head Trimble’s Intelligent Transportation Systems of the Company. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Sankpal held various general management positions within Honeywell, including president of Honeywell International’s Global Safety Products Division in Paris, France, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s Safety Products Division for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. From 2010 to 2012, he served as vice president of Global Strategic Marketing for Honeywell’s Life Safety Division. From 2003 to 2010, he held various business and operational roles at Avaya, Inc., including director of Strategy and Product Management, chief operating officer of Avaya-Japan, Ltd., operations leader in India, and director of Global Restructuring. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a director of Strategy and Finance for Trimble’s Engineering & Construction Division. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Sankpal was a consultant for Navigant Consulting based in Boston, Mass. He began his career at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services as a staff engineer. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Dartmouth College.

Julie Shepard

Ms. Julie A. Shepard is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Prior to joining Trimble, Ms. Shepard served as vice president of finance and corporate controller at Quantum Corporation. Ms. Shepard brings with her over 25 years of experience in a broad range of finance roles, with diverse experience ranging from early stage private equity backed technology companies to large multinational corporations. Ms. Shepard began her career at Price Waterhouse and is a Certified Public Accountant. She received a B.S in Accounting from California State University. She is a member of the AICPA, Financial Executive Institute and the California Society of CPAs.

James Kirkland

Mr. James A. Kirkland is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Trimble, he served as general counsel and executive vice president, strategic development at Covad Communications. Mr. Kirkland also served as senior vice president of spectrum development and general counsel at Clearwire Technologies, Inc. Mr. Kirkland began his career in 1984 as an associate at Mintz Levin and in 1992 he was promoted to partner. Mr. Kirkland received his BA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1981 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984.

Bryn Fosburgh

Mr. Bryn A. Fosburgh is Vice President - Trimble's heavy and highway construction business, and Trimble's Buildings group of the Company. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Fosburgh served as vice president for Trimble's Construction Division, with responsibility for a number of corporate functions and geographical regions. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Fosburgh was vice president for Trimble's Construction and Agriculture Divisions, and from 2005 to 2007, Mr. Fosburgh served as vice president and general manager of Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. Mr. Fosburgh joined Trimble in 1994 and has held numerous roles, including vice president and general manager for Trimble's geomatics and engineering division, and division vice president of survey and infrastructure. Prior to Trimble, Mr. Fosburgh was a civil engineer and also held various positions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Mapping Agency. Mr. Fosburgh received a B.S. in geology from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay in 1985 and an M.S. from the school of civil engineering at Purdue University in 1989.

Christopher Gibson

Mr. Christopher W. Gibson is Vice President - Trimble's Survey, Geospatial, Geographic Information System (GIS), Infrastructure, Rail, Land Administration and Environmental Solutions businesses of the Company. Mr. Gibson will also oversee the development of Trimble’s professional service, key account and major project capabilities across the company. As part of this role, he is also responsible for Gehry Technologies as well as the company’s corporate marketing functions. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Gibson served as vice president for Trimble's Survey, Geospatial, Geographic Information System (GIS), Infrastructure, Rail, Land Administration and Environmental Solutions businesses. Mr. Gibson joined Trimble in 1998 as European finance and operations director. In 2009, he was appointed to serve as vice president responsible for Trimble's Survey Division, and in December 2010, those responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of geographic regions and divisions, including Building Construction, Construction Tools, and the Hilti joint venture. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Gibson served as the general manager for the Survey Division, and from 2005 to 2008, he was general manager for the Global Services Division. Prior to Trimble, Mr. Gibson's business experience includes a number of financial management roles with Tandem Computers, and financial analyst roles with Unilever subsidiaries. Mr. Gibson received a BA in Business Studies in 1985 from Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich, and was admitted as a Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1994.

Jurgen Kliem

Mr. Jurgen D. Kliem is Vice President of the Company. Mr. Kliem previously served as vice president of strategy and business development from 2008 until 2012. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Kliem served as general manager of Trimble's Survey Division, and prior to that, Mr. Kliem was responsible for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division in Europe. Mr. Kliem held various leadership roles at Spectra Precision, which was acquired by Trimble, and at Geotronics, a company acquired by Spectra Precision. Before joining Geotronics, Mr. Kliem worked in a privately-held surveying firm addressing cadastral, construction, plant and engineering projects. Mr. Kliem received a Diplom Ingenieur degree from the University of Essen, Germany in 1982.

James Veneziano

Mr. James A. Veneziano is Vice President of the Company. Mr. Veneziano joined Trimble in 1990 as a manufacturing engineer in the Company's Operations group. In 1993, he was appointed director of Operations. In 1998, Mr. Veneziano was appointed director of marketing for Agriculture and Mapping and GIS. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Veneziano served as the general manager of Trimble's Agriculture business. From 2005 to 2009, he was the general manager of Trimble's Construction business. Prior to joining Trimble, Mr. Veneziano worked for Hewlett-Packard in a variety of manufacturing positions including development engineer and engineering supervisor as well as new product introduction manager. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1984.

Meaghan Lloyd

Ms. Meaghan Lloyd is Director of the Company. Meaghan Lloyd is the chief of staff and a partner at Gehry Partners, LLP, a full service architectural firm with extensive international experience in the design and construction of academic, museum, theater, performance and commercial projects. She joined the firm in 2000 as a designer, became chief of staff in 2006 and was named a partner in 2009. In addition to her duties at Gehry Partners, she served as chief executive officer of Gehry Technologies, Inc., a cloud-based software and service company for the architectural, engineering and construction sectors, from 2013-2014. Ms. Lloyd received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbanaand her Masters of Architecture from Yale University. She is a board member of Turnaround Arts California.

Borje Ekholm

Mr. Borje E. Ekholm is an Independent Director of the Company., effective May 7, 2015. Mr. Ekholm has served as chief executive officer of Patricia Industries, a unit of Investor AB. Mr. Ekholm was president and chief executive officer of Investor AB from September 2005 to May 2015. Mr. Ekholm joined Investor AB in 1992 as an associate in the company’s corporate finance department. From 1995 to 1997, he founded and managed Novare Kapital, an early stage venture capital company owned by Investor AB. From 1997 until August 2005, he was responsible for all Private Equity Investment activities within Investor AB and was also head of Investor Growth Capital, Investor AB’s wholly owned venture capital arm. Mr. Ekholm was a member of Investor AB’s Management Group from 1997 to 2015. Mr. Ekholm is chairman of the board of Nasdaq and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Other board assignments include Alibaba Group and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. He also serves on the board of trustees at Choate Rosemary Hall. Mr. Ekholm has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Kaigham Gabriel

Dr. Kaigham J. Gabriel is an Independent Director of the Company., effective May 7, 2015. Dr. Gabriel was the president and chief executive officer of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, an independent not-for-profit research institution that develops innovative technology solutions in the fields of national security, space, biomedical systems and energy. He held that position since October 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Gabriel served as deputy director of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google from 2012 to 2014 and as corporate vice president at Google/Motorola Mobility. From 2009 to 2012, he was the deputy director, and then acting director, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Department of Defense. Between 2002 and 2009, Dr. Gabriel was the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Akustica, a fabless semiconductor company that commercialized Micro Electro Mechanical Systems audio devices and sensors. Dr. Gabriel holds SM and ScD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Merit Janow

Prof. Merit E. Janow is an Independent Director of the Company. Professor Janow has been a professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) since 1994. She has had a number of leadership positions at the University and became Dean of the Faculty at SIPA in July 2013. Previously, she directed the program in international finance and economic policy. Professor Janow regularly teaches advanced courses in international trade, World Trade Organization (WTO) law, and comparative antitrust at Columbia Law School, and international economic policy and China in the Global Economy at SIPA. She has published numerous articles and several books on international trade and economic matters. Professor Janow has had several periods of public service: she served as one of seven members of the WTO’s Appellate Body from 2003-2007, she served as the Executive Director of an international antitrust advisory committee to the attorney general from 1997-2000, and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China from 1990-1993. In May 2005, Professor Janow was elected to the board of directors of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. She now serves on the board of directors of the Nasdaq Stock Markets LLC of the Nasdaq OMX Group. Since 2001, Professor Janow has served on the board of directors of a cluster of the American Funds family comprising the Capital Income Builder (CIB) Fund, the World Growth and Income (WGI) Fund and the New Economy Fund (NEF). In 2007, she joined the board of another fund cluster of the American Funds family, the American Funds Insurance Series (AFIS), the American Fund Target Date Retirement Fund (AFTD) and the Fixed Income (FI) Fund. In June 2014, she joined the Board of Mastercard. Professor Janow holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Stone Scholar.

Ronald Nersesian

Mr. Ronald S. Nersesian is an Independent Director of the Company, since November 2011. Mr. Nersesian is executive vice president of Agilent Technologies and president and chief executive officer of Keysight Technologies, an electronic measurement company being spun off from Agilent. From November 2011 to November 2012, he served as Agilent’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. From March 2009 to November 2011, Mr. Nersesian served as president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement group (EMG), and from February 2005 to March 2009, he served as the vice president and general manager of the Wireless Business Unit of EMG. Mr. Nersesian began his career in 1982 with Computer Sciences Corporation as a systems engineer for satellite communications systems. In 1984, he joined Hewlett-Packard’s New Jersey Division, and from 1987 through 1996 served in various management roles in the division, including marketing manager. In 1996, Mr. Nersesian joined LeCroy Corporation as vice president of worldwide marketing and corporate officer. He subsequently took on other senior management roles, including senior vice president and general manager of the company’s digital storage oscilloscope business. Mr. Nersesian rejoined Agilent in 2002 as vice president and general manager of the company’s Design Validation Division. he holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Mark Peek

Mr. Mark S. Peek is an Independent Director of the Company, since March 9, 2010. Mr. Peek is the chief financial officer of Workday, Inc., a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources, financial management and analytics. He has held this position since June 2012. Prior to joining Workday, Mr. Peek was president, business operations and chief financial officer of VMware, Inc., a provider of business infrastructure virtualization solutions. From 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Peek served as chief financial officer of VMware. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Peek was senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Amazon.com. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Mr. Peek spent 19 years at Deloitte, the last ten years as a partner. he received a B.S. in accounting and international finance from Minnesota State University.

Jim Todd