Leuven, Belgium – 21 June 2022 - Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS* positioning solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Fairhurst as new Vice-President of Sales. In this role Peter will lead the sales and application support teams at Septentrio globally. Peter succeeds Neil Vancans, who is retiring at the end of June, and who has led Septentrio sales for the last 5 years. Neil remains as an advisor to Septentrio until the end of December.
Peter joins Septentrio with 15 years of experience in the GNSS industry. He most recently was head of Product Strategy at ublox. Prior to that, he worked many years at Leica Geosystems.
“Peter is an experienced business leader with a proven track record of creating value for customers and fits perfectly in our vision to help our customers be successful in their markets”, said Antoon De Proft, CEO of Septentrio. ”Peter will play a crucial role in implementing our growth strategy and empowering our sales teams to solve our customers’ mission critical positioning challenges.”
Peter Fairhurst added: “I am thrilled to join Septentrio and to bring their world-class GNSS solutions to industrial customers around the globe. Septentrio has unique capabilities and products and is an ideal partner for industrial OEM’s for whom reliable and accurate positioning is crucial for their success.”
* Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japan’s QZSS and India’s NavIC. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning information to receivers which use it to calculate their absolute position.
Septentrio is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Reliable centimeter-level positioning enables machine automation improving efficiency and safety. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium and has a world-wide presence with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Yokohama as well as numerous partners around the world. To learn more about Septentrio and its products, visit septentrio.com.