Turning Points: February 2005
Warren Grant Gardner (1923-2004) died in his home in Chehalis, Wash., in December. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Gardner attended school in Portland to learn a new trade and became a land surveyor. In 1959 he moved to the Olympia area and began his career with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in the Photogrammetry Branch. In 1980, after 25 years with WSDOT, he transferred to the Department of Natural Resources and continued his career as a licensed land surveyor until 1985.
Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired Pacific Crest Corporation, Santa Clara, Calif., a supplier of wireless data communication systems for positioning and environmental monitoring applications. Pacific Crest operates as part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction business segment. The company continues to offer Pacific Crest products and is committed to continuing to serve its end user customer base.
Boss Engineering, Howell, Mich., added John Fiero, PE, as a senior project coordinator. Fiero's responsibilities include supervising the manufactured housing community and wastewater treatment/ water system design services, as well as evaluating new technologies in water and wastewater treatment.
Justin Carasick was the first GIS/LIS Technologist to complete the requirements for certification under the recently introduced American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification program for technologists. He is an ESRI-authorized ArcGIS trainer and a Navy contractor. Carasick specializes in GIS mapping, training and programming. He performs map setup for digitizing, topological overlays, conversion of various maps and data into a GIS, and data attribution.