FIG General Manager Appointment

Mr. John Neel from Denmark has been appointed to the General Manager of FIG. John was selected among a range of qualified candidates. As General Manager he will have complete responsibility for the management and administration of the FIG Office. The current FIG Director, Markku Villikka, will then have a more advisory role to the President and Council including development of the FIG events. John Neel will start in the FIG Office by 1 January 2009.     John Neel, 57, has a background in international banking and consulting, with working experience from several overseas assignments. His latest international posting... (read more)
2008-12-18 11:36:17

ER Mapper Appoints Guy Perkins as CEO

ER Mapper (Australia) appointed Guy Perkins as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ER Mapper's global operations. Until recently, Mr Perkins was vice-president of ER Mapper Asia-Pacific. Mr Perkins replaces Stuart Nixon who will continue with ER Mapper as Founder and will concentrate on strategic projects and deep research for the next generation of imagery solutions. Mr Perkins has held a number of key leadership positions during his career. A leading figure of the GIS community, Mr Perkins has over 20 years of experience in the Geospatial industry. Mr Perkins was involved with Australia's Spatial Information Action Agenda and was a... (read more)
2006-04-27 12:00:00

POINT, Inc. Names New President

Shigeyuki Sawaguchi has been named president of POINT, Inc. His previous position was vice president of business development. As president, Sawaguchi will provide his product knowledge, international business experience and new vision to further the development of Sokkia GPS products around the world. Prior to joining POINT in December 2005, Sawaguchi served as general manager of marketing and product planning for Sokkia Co., Ltd. (Japan). He began his career with Sokkia in 1980, holding a number of senior management positions within the company’s research and development group. Sawaguchi currently serves on the POINT board of directors. POINT, Inc. was formed... (read more)
2006-09-22 12:00:00

Topcon Announces New Software Sales Manager

Topcon (CA, USA) has welcomed Keith Raymer to its corporate staff as Software Sales Manager for the Survey and GPS Division. Topcon is committed to bringing premier products with advanced features to its customers. This new position was created to expand the sales and distribution of software products specifically targeted to land surveying applications. Raymer brings a wealth of experience to Topcon. He started his career in survey sales in 1972. Working for Sokkia Corporation for 26 years, he demonstrated his leadership skills by serving in many diverse management positions on both regional and national levels. These included National Technical... (read more)
2005-03-29 12:00:00

Berntsen Magazine

Berntsen International (WI, USA) has launched a their online magazine "Caching Now", which celebrates geocaching and bench mark hunting. They invite professional surveying friends to read about these GPS-based hobbies, and to share their expertise with their amateur colleagues.   At Caching Now, they plan to: Help surveyors promote land surveying as a potential career. Tell interesting stories about geocaching and bench mark hunting. Promote GPS-based hobbies as fun, educational activities for families. Get more geocachers interested in bench mark hunting. Provide useful resources and links. Have fun!   Current and upcoming articles in Caching Now range from personal essays... (read more)
2007-10-29 01:38:02

Management Move from Toronto Stock Exchange

PCI Geomatics has appointed Mr. Rowland Fleming to its Board of Directors. Mr. Fleming specializes in corporate governance, having held key positions in Canada's financial sector. He has served as President of the Toronto Stock Exchange, President of National Trust and Executive Vice President of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Fleming recently retired as Vice Chair of the Export Development Corp.     David McFadden, Chairman of the Board of PCI Geomatics, said to be delighted to have Mr. Fleming join the Board of Directors, "His distinguished career in finance and his broad business experience will be very valuable... (read more)
2009-08-04 10:14:50

Ordnance Survey New Finance Director

Ordnance Survey (United Kingdom) has appointed Mark Alexander as finance director. He will head the national mapping agency's finance, procurement and programme delivery teams. Mark has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of financial management in both the private and public sectors, most recently with the construction group Bovis Lend Lease. He has also held senior roles at train operator Laing Rail and in the technology sector at science and engineering group AEA Technology.   Mr Alexander, 48, started his career in the Royal Navy and later trained as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn, qualifying in 1988 and... (read more)
2008-01-22 09:08:35

New Sales Appointments at Topcon

Topcon (CA, USA) welcomes Mike Weir to its corporate staff as worldwide GIS sales manager. Weir graduated with honours from National-Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Management. His education includes advanced courses in geodetic surveying and mapping. Prior to joining Topcon, Weir was employed by ESRI. Over the course of his career, he has made substantial contributions to bridging the gap between land surveying and GIS professions. Weir’s extensive experience makes him ideally suited to lead and promote sales of Topcon’s GIS products. Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (CA, USA) has announced the promotion of Mark Contino from marketing... (read more)
2005-10-03 12:00:00

Dolan to Lead Overwatch Geospatial Systems

Textron Systems, a Textron Inc company, has appointed James Dolan to senior vice president and general manager of its Overwatch Geospatial Systems, effective 1rst February 2009, following the retirement of current senior vice president and general manager Kirk Brown. An operating unit of Textron Systems, Overwatch Geospatial has been providing geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) solutions and services to the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies for over 20 years.     Prior to joining Overwatch Geospatial, Dolan was the operations director for General Dynamics-AIS Geospatial Intelligence Systems. Over his 31 year career, he has held leadership positions of significant operational,... (read more)
2008-12-30 09:27:59

External University Council Members Appointed

Dame Mavis McDonald and Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB have been appointed to the Council of Cambridge University (UK). Each will serve for a period of four years. They'll join two existing external members of the Council, Lord Simon of Highbury and Nigel Brown, who have been appointed for a further two years, bringing the total number of external members serving on the Council to four.     Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB is Director General and chief Executive of Ordnance Survey.  The first eleven years of her career were spent in publishing - initially for Longman Group UK Ltd and then... (read more)
2009-01-12 09:33:52
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