The deformation monitoring projects market within the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group is a “very important business area for Topcon,” says group vice president Charles Rihner.

To spearhead the growth of the division, Topcon has welcomed Alan Jones as senior business development manager for deformation monitoring, effective immediately.

“His breadth of experience along with our history of technological innovation will allow us to really grow this market by offering customers a complete monitoring solution — keeping them ahead of their competition. It’s a winning combination,” Rihner says.

Jones’ experience with geotechnical and structural monitoring stretches back more than two decades. He’s worked in both manufacturing and consulting capacities monitoring dams, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, mines and landslides around the world. Project locations include North and South America, Europe and Asia.

“Topcon has first-class positioning technology that can be applied to a wide variety of deformation monitoring applications,” Jones says. “I look forward to growing the Topcon brand in this market space, and building relationships with new and existing clients to help ensure the success of their monitoring projects.”

About Topcon Positioning Group

Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, BIM, mapping and GIS, civil engineering, agriculture, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, WachendorffElektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. The group was founded in 1932 and is based in Livermore, Calif.