Advanced Geodetic Surveys, an authorized Trimble dealer since 1991, announced the appointment of Todd Traylor to the role of vice president of Sales and Business Development. Traylor will be responsible for all aspects of AGS' sales and business development initiatives and will work directly with the company’s CEO.

Traylor joined AGS in 2017 after almost 20 years in sales with semi-conductor distributor, Smith & Associates, where he most recently served as vice president of Global Trading. He also held the positions of CPU commodity manager, managing director of Europe, general manager of Amsterdam and trading manager. Traylor is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, and is a member of the Houston Pipeliners Association, the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, the International Supply Chain Education Alliance and the APICS Supply Chain Management Professional Association.

Traylor is an alumni of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. He is currently on the Champions Council for the 12th Man Foundation and has served on the Council of Athletic Ambassadors for the past 14 years. He has also been recognized as an Eppright Distinguished Donor and inducted into the Legacy Society at Texas A&M. He’s also a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. 

"The people that I have met in surveying and are involved in this field are awesome and unique in their passion for what they do. They love the feeling of being outside and in the field, but also require the reliability of products and equipment that is technologically advanced. I look forward to helping AGS continue to grow while providing customers with the best service and support in the industry," Traylor says. 

"We have distinguished ourselves by being great at giving that support and by being competitive with pricing for the products we supply. Customers deserve value and great service from their suppliers, and AGS has been doing that for years," he adds. "AGS has a team of talented salespeople and exceptional operations personnel, some of the best in the business. I'm fortunate to be a part of the family and appreciate all the support that will make 2018 another record year for AGS."

Advanced Geodetic Surveys, Inc., near Houston, is a reseller and distributor of survey equipment and survey supplies. An authorized Trimble dealer since 1991 and Level 3 Service Center, AGS has consistently provided products, service, and expertise to the oil and gas industry for over 27 years. Recently, AGS opened a second location in the Permian Basin. The AGS staff has over 135 years of combined experience in survey and mapping solutions. With over 50 industry certifications, they provide hardware, software support, service, repair and maintenance for survey equipment. For more information, visit