Tim Johnson is an eastern regional segment sales manager for Trimble Navigation Ltd. Prior to this, he worked as a survey equipment salesperson for Precision Midwest. He graduated from MIT's design and drafting program in 1988.
When I set out to get licensed in 1995, most institutions of higher learning considered land surveying to be just another trade. Why would any school make it a priority to carry a program geared towards surveying? Today the licensing laws are changing and several states now require four-year degrees in land surveying before they will allow someone to sit for the exams.