FREMONT, Calif., May 1, 2012 — Novariant, a provider of precision steering products for the agricultural market, announced the appointment of Dave Vaughn as Chief Executive Officer. Novariant’s former CEO, Chris Ragot, will continue in his current role as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Vaughn has over 20 years of senior executive experience in precision guidance and agri business at companies including Topcon, NovAtel, Magellan and Trimble. He has served on the board of Directors for a number of high tech corporations and has extensive professional experience in that field, including serving in an executive capacity with Apple and Hewlett Packard.  Dave has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electronics and a MBA Degree in Operations Research from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

"Dave brings a wealth of senior operating experience with other leading companies in precision guidance and agriculture," says Jim Gibbons, Chairman of Novariant, Inc. The board is confident that he can set a direction for the company that will help it achieve its growth objectives and build upon its tradition of innovation and leadership in precision steering."

"I am very excited about this opportunity," says Dave Vaughn. "Novariant’s innovative technology platform and agricultural industry focus positions the company well for growth."


Novariant is a leading provider of precision steering solutions for the agriculture market. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Fremont, California, Novariant’s technology helps growers optimize yield while reducing input costs of farming. For more information, visit their website: www.gpsfarm.com