Turning Points: March 2008
Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired privately held HHK Datentechnik GmbH, of Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of customized office and field software solutions for the cadastral survey market in Germany. Financial terms were not disclosed. HHK’s management and staff will join Trimble’s Survey Division as part of the engineering and construction segment.
Bentley Systems Incorporated, Exton, Pa., acquired LEAP Software Inc., a provider of analysis and design products for concrete bridges.
Measurement Devices Ltd., Houston, awarded the Handheld Laser Products U.S. Master Distributorship to Western Data Systems of Houston.
BHC RHODES civil engineering and surveying firm acquired assets from Campbell, Barber, Lambeth & Associates, P.A., Merriam, Kan., following the firm’s closure. Records acquired include 50 years of engineering design and land surveying data for Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas as well as Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri. BHC RHODES will expand its records library in its Kansas City, Kan., office to accommodate the addition.
Also, Jim Lambeth, a founder of Campbell, Barber, Lambeth & Associates, P.A., joined the BHC RHODES development services team to continue serving its current customer base. Lambeth brings 50 years of highly regarded experience and knowledge to BHC RHODES.
Spalding DeDecker Associates Inc., Detroit, opened a Brighton, Mich., branch office. The Brighton office will provide transportation, municipal, construction engineering, land development, SCADA and survey services.
PCI Geomatics, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, named John T. Werle as president and CEO of PCI Geomatics Corporation USA. Werle focuses on building business in the U.S. marketplace and leads PCI Geomatics’ global business development operation, working in concert with Dr. Robert Moses, president and CEO of the parent company, PCI Geomatics Enterprises Inc. Werle brings more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial and technology industries. He is a member of the board of directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium, the Open Geospatial Consortium Interoperability Institute and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
James W. Sewall Company, Old Town, Maine, announced its reorganization. David T. Edson, LPF, was promoted to president to drive high-level strategic client development. During his 34 years at Sewall, Edson has played major roles as vice president of forestry, chief operations officer and executive vice president. Dave Stevens accepted the position of senior vice president and chief operations officer. An organizational effectiveness professional with 25 years’ industry experience, Stevens implements systems to facilitate the sharing of expertise and technology across operational areas to meet specific customer needs. Randy P. Meyer was hired as vice president of sales and marketing. Meyer brings a 17-year record of accomplishment in global geospatial sales and marketing to reshape the Sewall sales organization.
Associate editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at email@example.com or 248/786-1620.