NOVATEL INC., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, acquired WAYPOINT CONSULTING INC., Calgary, Alberta. Waypoint is a precise positioning software company that produces real-time and post-processing position determination software using input from precision GPS and GPS/inertial systems.
LOCHRANE ENGINEERING INC., Orlando, Fla., promoted Christopher J. Leftakis, SIT, to project surveyor in the survey division.
DIGITALGLOBE, Longmont, Colo., appointed Jill Smith to the position of president and CEO. Smith comes to DigitalGlobe with a wealth of experience leading commercial technology companies in the Internet, software and electronic publishing markets. Herb Satterlee will continue in his role as chairman of DigitalGlobe. In Satterlee's continued role as company chairman, he will be working with DigitalGlobe's defense and intelligence business unit, managing government relations around the world.
DIGITAL MAP PRODUCTS, Costa Mesa, Calif., opened offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to deliver its map-enabled software applications to Texas-based organizations that rely on geographic information. The company is cultivating clients among Texas-based realtors, builders, land developers, title companies, utility companies, and local government agencies such as school districts and public safety departments. Duane Guidry, Tom Smith and Susan O'Rourke are the company's senior executives that head the Texas offices.
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS, Atlanta, Ga., appointed Valerie E. Richardson to the newly
created position of vice president of strategic marketing and business development for the Americas. As part of a strategic initiative to enhance product marketing and planning in the Americas, Richardson assumes responsibility for providing leadership in all end-to-end strategic marketing areas.
ESRI, Redlands, Calif., announced Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, joined the company as Industry Solutions manager. Jones graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in surveying engineering, is a registered professional engineer and licensed professional land surveyor, and is on the Geospatial Information and Technology Association Board of Directors (GITA), currently serving as treasurer.
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