Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping LLC announced the appointment of Wendy Watson as its new vice president of product management & marketing.

Watson is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the product management and marketing functions in the GIS marketplace. She takes over two departments previously headed by Martin Tremp. Tremp's continued role as vice president of business development and strategic planning focuses mainly on expanding the company's strategic relationship with business partners, customers, suppliers and universities.

Watson is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in GPS/GIS product development and management. Prior to joining Leica Geosystems, she served as vice president of product development for Point Inc. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

Source: Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, Feb. 18, 2004