Livermore, Calif., December 13 — Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has announced the addition of Mark Bittner to manage the North American sales of its Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) business unit and develop global agricultural OEM opportunities.

Bittner, senior vice president and general manager of the company's global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) division, will assume the additional responsibilities for global agriculture OEM and North American aftermarket sales management.

Bittner will continue to report to Ray O'Connor, TPS president and CEO. "Mark has done an excellent job in growing our OEM business and will now put his team of experts to work to meet the needs of customers and dealers in the North American ag market," O'Connor says.

Albert Zahalka, TPA president says, "We are excited to have Mark's expertise as we continue to develop our global OEM opportunities. His management of North American sales now gives us the resources to implement our global sales strategy, with Carlos Monreal focused on Europe and South America, and David Frick continuing to grow our strong position in Australia."

"Thanks to Albert and his team, the agriculture division is our fastest growing business unit. Mark's added focus will allow us to rapidly increase our business in the global agricultural market," O'Connor says.