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Name: Luke Johnson
Company: Trimble, Inc.
Current position: Technical Product Manager
Education: BS, Otago University, New Zealand
After graduating, Johnson joined Trimble as an application specialist in 2018, testing and working on new features for Trimble Access, a survey field software. Wanting to immerse himself in the real-world survey industry, he left Trimble to work as a surveyor. While working on a range of cadastral and engineering projects, he firsthand many of the pain points professional surveyors encounter managing complex data across different organizations and various software products.
Motivated to be part of the solution to these problems, Johnson rejoined Trimble in 2020 as part of the Rotational Development Program, where he held a variety of roles, including product development, support, and technical sales, spanning the construction, survey, and monitoring markets.
Following the rotational program, he joined the Trimble Field Software team in 2022 as a technical product manager and has been instrumental in driving progress within the team. He has focused first on the education and training of Trimble customers utilizing Trimble Access, generating several online learning courses to further knowledge and provide standardized training for new users. He also has established new platforms for interaction and connection, including the Trimble Access Community page, YouTube playlist, and thrice-weekly LinkedIn tech tip pages. Johnson has taken the lead in defining the product development scope for the digital construction initiative, working directly with large customers on multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects to identify product gaps and implement solutions internally within cross-divisional teams.
He brings a vibrant energy and passion to everything he does, and through his attention to detail and intentional focus on the customer experience, Trimble is able to deliver a far superior product to its customers.