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Charles Trimble

Christopher Columbus relied on the compass and stars as his navigational tools. As the harbinger of a new era, Charles Trimble, president, CEO, and joint founder of Trimble Navigation, sets his course based on man-made stars.Trimble’s company produces a range of products based on global positioning system technology. Using GPS, the U.S. Defense Department’s .24 Naystar satellites send signals enabling ...

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Peter Bonfield

Challenge!” That’s why British-born Peter Bonfield says he shed the cozy security blanket of Texas Instruments in 1981 and stepped into a maelstrom of losses and declining credibility at International Computers Ltd., the second largest systems company in Britain after IBM.Despite ICL’s low profile in the U.S., Bonfield, 49, has orchestrated moves that have marked the company as a European ...

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