Michael Ritter, President of Positioning Intelligence, has led the Hexagon group of positioning companies since January 2009. Initially hired as President and CEO of NovAtel, Ritter now directs the strategic activities of NovAtel, Veripos, Antcom and GPSS. With a Dipl.-Ing. degree in geodesy and surveying from the University of Essen, Germany, Ritter acquired his early GNSS experience in global oil exploration at Schlumberger Geco-Prakla. Prior to joining Hexagon, Ritter was employed by Trimble Navigation, where he spent nearly 15 years in a variety of roles ranging from application engineering to general management.