AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Trimble’s Bryn Fosburgh
Published: 21/12, 2021
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) inducted Bryn Fosburgh, senior vice president of Trimble, into its Hall of Fame for a broad range of contributions in developing and advancing technologies that support the construction and agriculture industries worldwide. The award was presented to Fosburgh at AEM’s Annual Conference in Phoenix on November 12. Fosburgh’s many contributions include leading the creation of the SITECH network, the first fully dedicated global construction technology distribution network to sell, install and support 3D machine control systems for mixed equipment fleets. He spearheaded Trimble’s first joint development project with Caterpillar called CAES, a 3D grade control system for ore mining machines.
Fosburgh was also part of a team that pioneered the development and validation of high-accuracy, low-latency GPS systems, including real-time kinematic (RTK) technology, for mining and construction machine control. RTK is an innovative technique used to significantly improve the accuracy of a GPS receiver for many precision applications including surveying and heavy equipment operations in construction and agriculture. In addition, Fosburgh served as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers RTK Team, working with Ben Remondi, a GPS RTK pioneer. He began his work in GPS technology and theory as a graduate student in civil engineering at Purdue University.
More than 65 industry leaders have been inducted into the AEM Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993.