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Trimble Appoints Vice President of Strategic Marketing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 1999 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that Michael W. Lesyna, 39, has joined the company as vice president of strategic marketing.
 
Mr. Lesyna joins Trimble from Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he spent six years, most recently serving as a principal in the operations management group. While at Booz Allen & Hamilton, he was responsible for advising companies on a wide range of strategic issues.
 
"We are pleased to welcome Michael to Trimble," commented Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and CEO. "Michael brings broad experience in developing business and marketing strategies for high tech companies. We believe that Michael's expertise will prove beneficial to Trimble as we continue to focus our business and make the changes to improve margins and accelerate growth."
 
Prior to Booz Allen & Hamilton, Mr. Lesyna held a variety of engineering positions at Allied Signal Aerospace. He served as a project engineer for Allied Signal's European consortium in Germany, was a development and test engineer for the altitude chamber, and was a design engineer for the company's first jet fighter engine afterburner.
 
Mr. Lesyna received an MBA from Stanford University. He also received an MS in mechanical engineering and a BS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a world leader in designing and developing innovative products enabled by GPS technology. The company provides end-user and OEM solutions for diverse applications including surveying, mapping/GIS, agriculture, construction, mining, military, commercial aviation, automotive, vehicle tracking and timing. Founded in 1978, Trimble now holds more than 200 U.S. patents on GPS and related technology, with over 180 additional patents pending. Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been adding value to GPS since 1984.
 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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