In Memoriam: Christopher Wheeler - Inside GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems Engineering, Policy, and Design

In Memoriam: Christopher Wheeler

Christopher Marshall Wheeler of Broomfield, Colorado, the segment manager for new markets at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, passed away on July 19.

“I have enjoyed a variety of positions throughout my career with experience in brand management as well as technical product management, worked on billion-dollar business and small fifty-million-dollar business, lead forecasting to being lead attorney in trial, but all is focused on doing something I believe is improvement of the world,” he wrote about himself on his LinkedIn page.

A native of Baltimore, Wheeler graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science, organizational communication in 1995, then earned a law degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School in 2000, followed by an MBA in marketing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007.

He began his career at Kimberly Clark Corp. in 2007, joined Trimble in 2016 working in the Precision GNSS OEM business area and became segment manager for new markets at Hexagon in May 2021.

He is survived by daughters Emory and Marin, brother Ty, sister Kelly and his parents Robert and Opal. He also leaves behind his longtime girlfriend Consuelo and her daughter Sofia, and his former wife Megan. Christopher was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Addison.

“Chris was such an outgoing friendly person,” his obituary says. “He never knew a stranger and his presence filled every room. He was the person his family and friends turned to first because he never failed to provide whatever support was needed. He was so very caring and was greatly admired and loved. His enthusiasm and energy was contagious. He made and kept many close friendships.”