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Nikon Inc., Melville, N.Y., promoted Lee C. Shuett to vice president, Science and Technologies Group. Shuett’s new role involves overseeing sales, product management, customer service, marketing and promotion for the Science and Technologies Group, which markets Nikon optical instruments for industries including construction and surveying.

CAiCE Software Corporation, Tampa, Fla., appointed Jessie Hummel to Product Marketing Manager. Hummel works with CAiCE’s product development on the marketing side by interpreting client needs and working with the development group to insure they are translated into meaningful enhancements.

Analytical Surveys Inc. (ASI), Indianapolis, Ind., received an “On Time Delivery Achievement Award” from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Mapping Division (NMD). The award was won for on-time product performance as a private sector contractor under a five-year contract with the USGS.

ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, Bethesda, Md., selected the USA to host Commission I (Platforms, Sensors and Imagery) for the period 2000-2004. Dr. Stanley A. Morain will be president. Morain is a remote sensing educator and scientist with more than 35 years of experience in image analysis for natural resources. He is director of the Earth Data Analysis Center at the University of New Mexico, where he has served as chairman of geography. Since his election, Morain has begun working with delegates and international leaders to organize Working Groups, which will address topics in sensor calibration and validation, advanced commercial and government digital imaging systems, accessing and archiving data, advanced data operations, parameter standardization and calibration.

Bruce A. Pitts, PLS, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Engineers for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Pitts has served as secretary, vice chair and chair of the Oklahoma Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; as president of the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors; and is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He is responsible for item preparation for the Oklahoma Land Surveying exam.

Charles H. Witte joined D.W. Smith Associates, Brick, N.J., as project engineer. Witte is responsible for all aspects of project planning and management including development of project concepts, preparation of project schedules, designs, cost estimates, budgets and reports, as well as project coordination with clients, regulatory agencies, state and municipal officials.

At Work Computers (AWC), a subsidiary of Tripod Data Systems, Corvallis, Ore., that manufactures ruggedized hand-held computers, announced that Itronix, Spokane, Wash., is a reseller of AWC’s Ranger Series under the Husky name. Itronix, a leading supplier of mission-critical wireless field automation technologies to mobile workforces, purchased Husky Technology in February.

Geonex Martel, Clearwater, Fla., appointed Daniel (Dan) T. Morris, Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) to the position of president. Morris has served as Geonex Martel’s program manager and director of Tampa operations for a defense contracting company. The appointment of Morris is in accordance with the restructuring of Geonex Martel after its recent purchase by Clearwater, Fla.,-based AGRA Baymont Inc. in February.

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