Leica Geosystems announced the appointment of GeoShack (formerly Blue Beam) as a distributor in Ohio and Michigan.

In Ohio, GeoShack will represent Leica Geosystems in construction lasers, surveying, engineering and construction machine automation systems. In Michigan, GeoShack will distribute Leica construction lasers and machine automation systems. Leica surveying products will continue to be distributed in Michigan through Leica Geosystems' senior sales representative Rick Sauve. In Ohio, senior sales representative Colin Fletcher will work closely with GeoShack to build the surveying business in that market.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, GeoShack was formed in 2003 by the merger of Blue Beam, Spectra Laser & Precision Instruments, Laserline Ontario and Construction & Survey Instruments. Operating under the concept "Everything for Jobsite Accuracy," GeoShack has sales professionals, technical service specialists and administrative support in 13 major market areas in North America with more than 100 employees.

Source: Leica, Jan. 25, 2005