Point of Beginning

Turning Points

May 1, 2005
New office openings and expansions, and more.

Menard
The Survey Division of Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Company Inc. expanded with two new offices and personnel for Trimble Navigation and Autodesk sales and service. In the new Milwaukee, Wis. office, Austin Bennett handles service and repair; and Terry Lueschow, RLS, and Holly Urbain are responsible for GPS and robotic sales and support. In the new Omaha, Neb. office, Chad M. Voss manages GPS and robotic sales and support; Jeff Gigstad handles construction sales and support.

Raymer
Leading Edge Land Services, Orlando, Fla., added two staff members to its Orlando operations and opened a second office in Franklin, Tenn. Bill Menard, PSM, joined the Orlando office as vice-president, and Ron Herr, PSM, joined as project manager. Roger Harrah, PSM, was named president of the Tennessee office. Harrah has been involved in civil engineering, surveying and computer technology for nearly 30 years.

Topcon, Livermore, Calif., welcomed Keith Raymer to its corporate staff as software sales manager for the Survey and GPS Division. This new position was created to expand the sales and distribution of software products specifically targeted to land surveying applications. Raymer started his career in survey sales in 1972.

Riegl USA expanded its corporate offices in Orlando, Fla. The new expanded facility allows Riegl USA to increase its administrative, sales, service, R&D and distribution capabilities. The new office is located at 7035 Grand National Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32819. Phone and fax contact numbers remain the same.

Psomas, Los Angeles, Calif., appointed Mike Crehan and Craig Gooch as principals of the firm. Crehan has more than 16 years of comprehensive civil engineering experience. He is a licensed engineer in California, Nevada and Arizona. Gooch leads the GIS consulting team out of Psomas' Riverside office. Gooch has more than 27 years of experience developing and implementing GIS. He provides consulting services throughout the western United States in the development and integration of information systems. Gooch is the current chairman and a founding director of the California Geo-graphic Information Association.

Optech Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and camera manufacturer Rollei, Braunschweig, Germany, entered a technology partnership to develop a new airborne digital camera for exclusive use in the Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM).

Also, Optech reorganized its sales staff. Wayne Szameitat is sales manager of the Marine Survey Division. David Collison, regional sales manager for Asia, serves Szameitat's former dedicated terrestrial division sales region of Japan. Eric Liberty is sales manager of the Laser Imaging Division for the Americas. Liberty's former terrestrial division sales portfolio is now divided between Jim Green, regional sales manager for the western United States, and Mike Small-wood, regional sales manager for the eastern United States. Bill Gutelius, government relations manager, added Canadian government and university business development responsibilities to his existing U.S. government and university portfolio.

Sanborn, Colorado Springs, Colo., ac-quired the commercial and civilian value-added solutions business unit of Space Imaging, Denver, Colo. Approximately 45 employees from Space Imaging Federal Civil and Commercial Solutions group joined Sanborn's solution development group. In addition, Sanborn uses technology assets from the acquisition to provide Sanborn customers with single source solutions.

The New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification appointed Gregory Brown, PLS, to the New Hampshire Board of Land Surveyors. Brown is a registered land surveyor in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. He is responsible for the daily administration and management of survey services at CLD Consulting Engineers Inc. (CLD), Manchester, N.H. Brown's responsibilities as a member of the Board of Land Surveyors include reviewing applications, references and portfolios; preparing and grading state-specific examinations; and considering formal complaints.

Bay Design Group, Richmond, Va., appointed Darryl E. Walker as a civil engineer. Walker's expertise in design and project management comes from more than 12 years of experience in roadway design with VDOT and more than three years of management and land development experience as a civil engineer in the private sector.

James W. Sewall Company, Old Town, Maine, announced its 125th anniversary this year. Founded in 1880 by two Maine engineers, Sewall has grown from a local family-owned business into a national consulting firm with 175 employees; offices in Maine, New York, Kentucky and North Carolina; and broad offerings in aerial photography, spatial information services, forestry and engineering. To commemorate this milestone, Sewall is offering educational opportunities this year, including workshops at industry conferences, organization-sponsored seminars and educational presentations at client sites. In addition, Sewall has planned educational exchanges with local schools and museums, university and professional organization internships, and educational sponsorships that promote the expanding use of spatial technologies.

Also, James W. Sewall Company announced that A. John Lloyd, PLS, was elected president of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS). Lloyd, who supervises survey operations and personnel at Sewall, brings to this position 16 years of surveying experience on projects throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States. He is licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Tennessee.