Turning points of news.

Leica Geosystems, Norcross, Ga., announced the appointment of Jack Faheyto manage its GPS machine guidance business for North America. He will be responsible for providing consultation, training and technical support to machine guidance GPS customers.

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) announced the recipients of the 2000 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Scholarship and Teaching Excellence awards. Winners of the scholarship were: first place, Jeffrey Sonneborn ( St. Thomas Aquinas High School, N.H.); second place, Eric Matz (Dubuque Senior High School, Iowa); and third place, Johnathan Shaw (Billings Senior High School , Mont.). Winners of the teaching award were: first place, Karen Devriendt (N.H.); second place, Larry Miller (Iowa); and third place, Jacquie McDonald (Mont.). The awards will be presented March 18, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nev., during the ACSM annual conference.

Hall & Foreman Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif.,-based civil engineering and land surveying firm, appointed two new associates, D. Todd Schmieder, PE, and Ralph Dominguez, PLS.

Malcom C. McKenzie and Jeffrey L. Snyder formed the photogrammetric firm, McKenzieSnyder Inc. in Ashburn Village, Va. The firm will provide photogramettric services in the mid-Atlantic states.

U.S. Surveyor, Newburgh, Ind., welcomed two new affiliates: DeMuro Associates, Somerville, N.J., and Miller-Stephenson Associates, Virginia Beach, Va. These companies join more than 2,000 surveying companies within the U.S. Surveyor Affiliate and Contract Surveyor program.

Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Inc. (HJW), an Irvine, Calif.,-based land mapping firm, hired Darryl L. King as a project manager. His first assignment will be managing a digital imaging project in Douglas County, Nev.

DAT/EM Systems International, Anchorage, Alaska, announced that Terry Ann Coleman will be its east coast sales representative. Ms. Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in photogrammetry and land surveying.