Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 8, 2001

Mary Genovese – Trimble Navigation Ltd (trmb)

MARY ELLEN GENOVESE, Chief Financial Officer of Trimble Navigation Limited, joined Trimble as Controller of Manufacturing Operations in December 1992. From 1994 to 1997, she served as Business Unit Controller for Software and Component Technologies, and Tracking and Communications. She was appointed Corporate Controller in December 1997, and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller in 1998. Ms. Genovese played a critical leadership role in driving Trimble's cost reduction programs and was instrumental in negotiating the company's acquisition of Spectra Precision Group. She was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in September 2000. Prior to joining Trimble, she was CFO for Minton Co., a distributing company to the commercial building market, from 1991 to 1992. Prior to 1991, she worked for 10 years with General Signal Corp. in several management positions, including European Financial Controller for the Semiconductor Equipment Group, Director of Finance, Unit Financial Officer for Semiconductor Systems, and Materials Manager for Ultratech Stepper. Ms. Genovese is a Certified Public Accountant and received her BS in Accounting from Fairfield University in Connecticut in 1981. Profile
TWST: Would you start with a short overview and introduction to Trimble?

Ms. Genovese: Trimble is focused on offering complete positioning

solutions to three commercial markets: engineering