Turning Points: March 2004
Martin Instrument, Austin, Texas, opened its new full-service facility carrying Trimble and Nikon equipment, as well as a wide range of surveying supplies, accessories, cables, and used and rental equipment. The new location houses a training facility specifically designed for continuing education programs, manufacturer presentations and business classes for surveyors. The facility also includes expanded warehouse space and a Trimble factory authorized service center where most repairs can be completed within a week.
Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., completed its acquisition of MENSI, Fontenay-sous-bois, France, as a business area within the Trimble Geomatics and Engineering (G&E) division. The business area, 3D Scanning Solutions, provides laser scanners and software packages to the survey and construction markets. Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of MENSI, heads the business area, reporting to Bryn Fosburgh, vice president and general manager of G&E. The MENSI sales team has been integrated into the Trimble sales organization to leverage its distribution network with laser scanner technology.
Eagle Point, Dubuque, Iowa, promoted William C. "Butch" Herter to the position of survey products manager. Herter has 17 years of land surveying experience with degrees in both computer science and civil engineering.
David A. Wilkins, PLS, joined Woolpert LLP, Atlanta, Ga., as a senior project manager. Wilkins is licensed in Alabama, Arkansas and Florida, and brings to Woolpert more than 30 years of land surveying experience.
GiveMePower Corporation, Las Vegas, Nev., announced that Doug Medley, a former Autodesk reseller, joined the GiveMePower management team as a regional sales manager, spearheading an aggressive growth campaign in the Southeastern United States. Medley has 22 years' experience in selling, marketing, and providing technical support and training for the CAD/CAM industry.