February 2002: Turning Points

January 30, 2002
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POB reports people news from around the industry.

Matthew Smith
Leica Geosystems Inc., Norcross, Ga., announced the appointment of industry veteran Matthew Smith as president, replacing Martin Nix, who has relocated to Leica’s parent company in Switzerland as corporate business development officer. Smith will lead the Surveying and Engineering Division for the Americas Region.

Sanborn, Pelham, N.Y., announced the consolidation of its six divisions under the Sanborn name. Sanborn, a company focused primarily on GIS and photogrammetric mapping, steadily acquired several regional firms over the past two years. The following acquired companies will begin to do business under the Sanborn name early this year: Analytical Surveys Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Williams-Stackhouse, San Antonio, Texas; Barton Aerial Technologies, Columbus, Ohio; Aero-Dynamics, Charlotte, N.C.; Walker Associates, St. Louis, Mo.; and Lockwood Mapping Company, Rochester, N.Y. The company will also unveil a new look.

Peirce Eichelberger
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) announced that Peirce Eichelberger, GIS manager for Chester County, West Chester, Pa., is its new president. Martha Lombard, principal with Spatial Focus, Birmingham, Ala., is president-elect. Three new directors were also elected by the URISA membership to serve a three-year term on the URISA board: Susan Johnson, city of Charlotte, N.C.; Anne Walker Payne, Wake County GIS, Raleigh, N.C.; and Hilary Perkins, Sverdrup Civil, St. Louis, Mo.

Preetha Pulusani
Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala., announced the appointment of Preetha Pulusani as president of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, one of Intergraph’s five vertically focused units. Pulusani has been with Intergraph since 1981.

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