Trimble (TRMB) Announces Several Executive Changes

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 19, 2020
  • Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) recently announced several new executives. These are the details.

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) recently announced several new executives. The new executives include Jaime Nielsen as chief people officer, Mark Schwartz as chief digital officer, Leah Lambertson as head of sustainability, and Albert Momo as chair of the Trimble Foundation.

Jaime Nielsen

As the chief people officer, Jaime Nielsen will lead the people experience organization (formerly human resources) and support the company’s strategic initiatives to foster a culture of inclusion that attracts, grows, and retains the best and brightest talent. Nielsen joined Trimble in 2016 as vice president leading the people initiatives for Trimble’s Transportation Sector. And during her 22-year career, Nielsen has held director and senior-level management roles centered on building connected cultures through global engagement strategies while focusing on strategic talent management and building diverse talent pools.

Mark Schwartz

As the chief digital officer, Schwartz will be responsible for leading the transformation initiatives of Trimble’s business systems, processes, and infrastructure to better serve the customer through the transition to “as-a-service” business models. Schwartz has served as Trimble’s vice president of civil construction software responsible for solutions that connect the physical and digital worlds for project owners, civil engineers, and contractors.

These solutions are optimizing the design process, allowing customers to collaborate with both owners and contractors to deliver projects on-time and under budget. Schwartz was chief operating officer of a joint venture between Trimble and Caterpillar as well as serving in several senior management roles in finance and technology over his 23-year career.

Leah Lambertson

Leah Lambertson serves as Trimble’s senior vice president of operations. And in addition to her current role, Lambertson will lead the company’s sustainability initiatives.

During Lambertson’s 29-year career, she has held a variety of director and senior-level management roles with increasing responsibilities leading Trimble’s worldwide supply chain including manufacturing, IT, real estate and facilities. And Lambertson has led compliance programs such as ISO certifications, conflict minerals reporting, environmental compliance (RoHS and WEE), and supply chain transparency. She began her career at Trimble as a process engineer in 1991.

Albert Momo

Albert Momo serves as the vice president and executive director of Trimble’s emerging markets and funded projects. And in addition, Momo will serve as the chair of the Trimble Foundation Fund. Launched in 2017, Trimble Foundation was established to support Trimble’s philanthropic efforts. The Foundation’s primary areas of focus are female education and empowerment across developing countries and natural disaster relief and recovery.

Before joining Trimble in 2017, Momo was a management and program analyst at USAID in charge of a joint USAID-NASA project aimed at helping developing countries through geospatial data and technologies. And he has also held senior positions with DigitalGlobe/GeoEye, Bechtel, Rockwell Collins and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Before his current position at Trimble, Momo served as director of Institutional Business Development.

Key Quotes:

“Our people are Trimble’s greatest asset and the power that drives our innovation to positively impact the world. Jaime’s people-first approach to organizational effectiveness will be an asset as we continue to execute on our Connect and Scale 2025 strategy to achieve our next growth phase. I am confident that she will lead Trimble’s global people experience organization to execute a winning workforce strategy that focuses on culture; talent acquisition, development and retention; diversity and inclusion; and employee engagement.”

“Mark brings a unique blend of skills and experience to this position. His experience in technology, systems, finance and business leadership will be instrumental in our pursuit of Trimble’s digital transformation. Mark will work closely across our various businesses to develop and implement our ‘as-a-service’ playbook, and is charged to deliver a world-class customer experience in pursuit of our Connect and Scale 2025 strategy.”

“Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation to address environmental challenges. For decades, Trimble solutions have contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. The nature of Trimble’s technologies provides efficiencies and promotes sustainability in our end markets such as construction, agriculture, forestry, utilities and transportation. Trimble is also taking the next steps in our corporate social responsibility efforts by appointing Leah to lead our sustainability initiative. Our leadership team is committed to further reducing our carbon footprint as well as continuing to develop solutions that enable our customers to reduce their environmental impact. With Leah’s experience and leadership capabilities, Trimble is poised to do its part to help build a better world.”

“I am grateful to transition this role to Albert whose passion for, and experience in, philanthropic work will inspire and engage Trimble employees, while having a lasting impact on the communities we serve. Trimble is so much more than a manufacturer of innovative technology; we pride ourselves as being a responsible corporate citizen, deeply involved in the things that matter to our employees, customers and world.”

— Rob Painter, president and CEO of Trimble