Chance Land Surveys Names New President
Carlos Femmer has been named president of integrated survey services provider, John Chance Land Surveys Inc., a Fugro company, effective Nov. 5. Femmer succeeds Jimmie Stoute who is retiring after a distinguished 34-year career with the company.
“Carlos has built a remarkable track record of commercial and strategic accomplishments,” says Jimmie Stoute. “He has proven to be a trusted leader and has a knack for inspiring teams. His promotion to president is characteristic of the leadership bench we have developed at Fugro, and I could not be more pleased with his promotion to this critical position.”
Femmer is a 13-year veteran of Fugro. He began as a senior systems engineer with Fugro Chance Inc. in 2002, then joined John Chance Land Surveys in 2006. As an IDS manager, vice president and COO, he oversaw various aspects of development, innovation, operations and strategic endeavors across the Land Survey and Airborne divisions. He also currently serves as the global geospatial pipeline vertical leader, supporting Fugro clients and colleagues in Europe and Australia.
Femmer, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Massachusetts and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Louisiana State University (LSU). Femmer is also a graduate of the Fugro Academy Executive/Leadership Development Program in the Netherlands. As a lifelong resident of Lafayette, La., he remains active in the community and currently is a board member with the INGAA Foundation.
“I am extremely honored and humbled with this promotion and look forward to working with and leading our talented office and field staff. Fugro has a rich tradition of innovation and has pioneered new technologies to support key industries dating back to 1957, like Cone Penetration Technology, Starfix, and FLI-MAP,” Femmer says. “This year, Fugro introduced OARS and ROAMES. We are currently working on new technologies that will bring positive results for our clients, especially significant in today’s oil and gas market. Expect to see great things from Fugro in 2016 and beyond.”
Femmer will be based at John Chance Land Surveys Inc. headquartered in Lafayette.
Fugro acquires and interprets engineering data, and provides associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure. The independent service provider works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore, employing approximately 12,500 employees in over 70 countries.