Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble Appoints Merit E. Janow to Board of Directors
"We are pleased to welcome Merit to Trimble's Board of Directors," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "The aggressive development of our international markets is core to Trimble's strategy in all of our segments. Merit's demonstrated global expertise, experience and insight will enable her to make a significant contribution to the Board."
For the past thirteen years, Janow has been a Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Columbia Law School where she teaches advanced courses in international trade/WTO law, comparative antitrust law and international economic policy. At Columbia, Janow is also the Co-Director of the APEC Study Center and a member of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. From 2002 to 2004, she was Director of the Masters Program in International Affairs at Columbia. From 2003 to 2007, Janow was elected as one of the seven Members of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body, which is the court of final appeal for intergovernmental trade disputes between the 151 members of the WTO. She is the author of a number of books and articles on topics in international trade relations.
Her current board of director assignments include the NASDAQ Stock Market, where she serves on the regulatory, policy, audit and finance committees, Rockefeller & Co., and two global mutual funds of the American Funds. She also is a trustee of the Japan Society.
From 1997 to 2000, Janow served as the Executive Director of an international antitrust advisory committee to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice. From 1990 to 1993 she was Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China where she was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. trade policies and negotiating strategies towards Japan and China. Earlier, Janow was a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions with the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and before that she worked on international trade policy matters at a U.S. think tank. She received a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan.
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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.