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About Charles R. Trimble

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Charles “Charlie” Trimble co-founded Trimble in November 1978 and was the company’s CEO until 1998. From 1995 to 2016 he was the chair of the GPS Industry Council.

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GPS: The birth of the commercial GPS industry and how it changed the world Posted on 04 Dec 2023 in the From the Magazine & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Trimble Navigation, which had started out making Loran receivers, was looking for its next marine project when HP decided to cancel its GPS project. However, encouraging words from Brad Parkinson were enough for Trimble Navigation to buy the canceled project. Read more»