3001 Inc. named Thomas Holden, 49, its president. Holden will have direct management responsibility for 3001's spatila data services, surveying, mapping, remote sensing and GIS, Holden recently retired from the U.S. Army after a successful 27-year military career as an engineer officer. Holden has recently held the positions of Deputy Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and District Engineer of the Little Rock District.
Holden succeeds Rodger Phelps, PLS who will serve as chairman of the board and will continue to be active in 3001's management.
Holden becomes the second leader of 3001, which next year will celebrate its 38th anniversary. The organization has offices throughout the nation and projects throughout the world. 3001 serves clients in federal, state, and local government as well as private companies.
Prior to joining 3001, Holden was secretary of the MIssissippi River Commission, a presidentially appointed commission. He also served in a variety of engineer assignments throughout the U.S. and overseas including Germany, the Persian Gulf during the Gulf War and operations in Haiti.
He is a graduate of West Point and holds two graduate degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a registered professional engineer.
He is married to the former Diane Andrade of Acushnet, Mass. They have three children, a daughter, age 24, and two sons, 22 and 17, with the latter two studying engineering at the University of Arkansas.