Trimble Appoints Phil Sawarynski as New CFO; David Barnes to Retire in May 2024

Trimble, a leading technology solutions provider, announced during its Q3 2023 earnings call that its Chief Financial Officer David Barnes is set to retire in May 2024. The company declared that Phil Sawarynski will take over as the new CFO in May 2024.

Currently serving as the vice president of treasury, corporate development, and co-lead of Trimble Ventures, Sawarynski will work alongside Barnes over the next six months to assure an effortless transition. Both of them, backed by the robust finance team, will work together to unlock shareholder value.

Rob Painter, president and CEO of Trimble, expressed his gratitude toward Barnes for his substantial contributions over the past four years, praising his exceptional leadership within the finance sector and the entire company. He also commented on Sawarynski’s deep Trimble experience spanning over 14 years, which he believes, will be instrumental in his new role as CFO.

Sawarynski, 51, joined the Trimble team in 2009, serving in various leadership roles, including head of finance for their Agriculture, Geospatial, and Transportation sectors. In 2018, he took on the role of treasurer, adding on responsibilities for corporate development and co-leading Trimble Ventures. Prior to his stint at Trimble, Sawarynski functioned as CFO for Nexus Corporation and held several finance roles at Ford Motor Company. He earned his Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS from the University of Michigan.

Westminster, Colo.-based Trimble has core capabilities in positioning, modeling, connectivity, and data analytics. Its technologies play a crucial role in enhancing productivity, quality, safety, transparency, and sustainability across numerous industries, including construction, geospatial, agriculture, and transportation.