Turning Points: September 2008


GeoShack, Cleveland, Ohio, consolidated its Twinsburg and Canton stores into a new state-of-the-art facility in Stow, Ohio.

Bosch Group, Stuttgart, Germany, acquired CST/berger, headquartered in West Lafayette, Ind., from The Stanley Works.

James W. Sewall Co., Old Town, Maine, formed Geospatial Solutions (GS), a GIS-oriented technology group that develops and delivers products and services to Sewall’s government and industry clients. David Levine leads the GS team as GS vice president; he has more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry with a focus on high-performance and open-systems distributed computing. GS comprises a systems team managed by Gary Mullaney, a project team managed by Mary McDonald, a production team managed by Aaron Weston and a product team managed by Bill Sharp.


CLC Associates Inc. promoted Cameron Watson, LSIT, to survey manager for its Denver, Colo., office. Watson oversees Denver’s land surveying team in interpreting, organizing and scheduling land surveying assignments and continues his role in the firm’s business development efforts.

LandPro Surveying and Mapping Inc., Woodstock, Ga., promoted Larry Knight to director of research and development. Knight has more than 25 years of experience with emerging technology in electronics and measurement science. He is responsible for spearheading the implementation of technology into existing and future projects throughout the Southeast.


Tiger Supplies Inc., Irvington, N.J., appointed Helene Hoffer to customer service manager. Hoffer oversees and trains all sales personnel at the Irvington location. She has more than 12 years of experience in the surveying, appraisal and construction fields.

Ludgate Engineering Corp., Reading, Pa., appointed Timothy L. Lincoln as director of surveying. Lincoln is responsible for managing survey operations and quality control and is also involved in business development for the survey department. 


Precision Laser and Instrument Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., hired Kevin Chappell, PLS, PE, CP, as the director of mapping and surveying. Chappell has more than 20 years of experience in the mapping and surveying industry.

C&S Companies added Bruce Clark, PE; Brian Clark; Steven Calocerinos, PE; and Robert Curtis, PSM, to its Orlando, Fla. office. Bruce Clark is the regional office manager responsible for managing all technical operations in the Orlando office. Brian Clark is the director of Southeast business development. Calocerinos is a managing engineer responsible for all municipal and land development projects within central Florida. Curtis is surveying manager for C&S’s Florida survey operations.


RBF Consulting (RBF) promoted Richard Carrell, PE, to senior vice president of land development in its Irvine, Calif., office.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, announced that Peter Goodacre, has been inaugurated RICS president for the 2008-09 term. Max Crofts has been elected as senior vice president.

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Bethesda, Md., announced that Chad Lopez is the first remote sensing technologist to complete the requirements for the ASPRS certification program for technologists. Lopez specializes in processing, analyzing and classifying satellite and aerial imagery. He has worked with Fugro EarthData Inc. since 2005 as a senior digital imaging analyst.


Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Livermore, Calif., announced the formation of Position Partners, Melbourne, Australia. The new company unifies five independent Australian TPS dealers and creates one of the largest Topcon distributors in the world. Coming together to form Position Partners are ABC Lasers, Queensland; Laserquip, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory; Laser Beams, Victoria/Tasmania; Ross Instruments, South Australia/Northern Territory; and Stadia Instruments, Western Australia.

The Schneider CORP., Indianapolis, Ind., appointed Brady Whitesel as chief financial officer. Whitesel is a certified public accountant and internal auditor.

Associate Editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at 248/786-1620 or lyonsw@bnpmedia.

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