Point of Beginning

Turning Points: August 2004

August 1, 2004
Precision Midwest opened new Trimble sales and service locations; SurveySA hired Jennifer Braune; Riegl relocated headquarters; and more.

Precision Midwest, Warrenville, Ill., opened two new Trimble authorized sales and service locations in Des Plaines, Ill., and Altoona, Iowa. Precision Midwest provides Trimble surveying and mapping product sales and rental services for northern Illinois and the entire state of Iowa.

Braune
SurveySA, San Antonio, Texas, announced Jennifer Braune as the firm's new office manager. Braune comes to SurveySA with more than 15 years' experience in all aspects of the surveying business.

Riegl USA, Orlando, Fla., relocated its corporate offices. The new office is located at 7035 Grand National Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, FL, 32819.

KAPPA Mapping Inc., Bangor, Maine, welcomed Stephanie Sturtevant to its photogrammetric mapping team. Sturtevant, a senior photogrammetric specialist, holds a bachelor of science degree in spatial information engineering from the University of Maine and has a wide range of experience in aerotriangulation, stereo compilation, and LiDAR and IFSAR processing.

Frank J. Guiliano, PSM, joined Consul-Tech, Miramar, Fla., as the statewide mapping director and quality control officer. He supervises mapping projects, establishes and enforces quality control processes, and creates proposals and presentations.

Monaco
Lochrane Engineering Inc., Orlando, Fla., appointed Robert W. Monaco, PSM, as project manager for the survey division at its Orlando office. Mon-aco brings more than 22 years of surveying knowledge and experience in the central Florida area.

Weiler Mapping, Old Town, Maine, a division of James W. Sewall Company, promoted Mat Andrews to GIS project manager. In this position, Andrews manages a range of GIS consulting projects to support municipal clients in their efforts to manage critical infrastructure, economic development, environmental impacts and emergency response.

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich., announced the 2004 graduating class of the Surveying Engineering program. Front row from left: Prof. Sayed Hashimi, Richard Newton, Michael Stocking, Brent Feyen, Max Clever, Alan Naumowicz, John Myles, Prof. Yaron Felus. Back row: Prof. Robert Burtch, Jason Swoish, Shawn Lee, Charles Langolf, Kevin Navaroli, Angela Kirby, Lisa Christenson. Not pictured: Patrick Smith, James Mcewen, David Nepper and Joseph Stuart.