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The2003 ASPRS Fellow Award winnersareDaniel L. CivcoandDavid F. Maune. Civco is an associate professor of geospatial science and applications in the department of natural resources management and engineering at the University of Connecticut. Maune, Colonel, USA, retired, is a senior project manager for Dewberry & Davis, Fairfax, Virginia. He has been an active member of ASPRS since 1968.

Leica Geosystems, Atlanta, Ga., and Loyola Enterprises, Virginia Beach, Va., announced a distribution agreement for the sale and service of Leica Geosystems’ GPS/GIS and GPS Reference Station products in Virginia. Loyola Enterprises has established a new Precision Spatial Systems Division headed by former Leica Geosystems sales representative Brian Daniel to serve the growing GPS/GIS market.

Precision Products, Nashville, Tenn., now offers the latest Trimble surveying products, machine control systems, and Spectra Precision Laser brand in Tennessee through their Advance Precision Products locations in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. It also appointed Randy Noland and Kirk McCauley as survey sales specialists for Trimble products in Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively.

Sanborn, Colorado Springs, Colo., appointedMary Wildas chief financial officer andJoan Powersas controller. As CFO, Wild is responsible for managing finance functions for Sanborn’s multiple locations both in the United States and abroad.

As controller, Powers is responsible for accounting, financial consolidation and reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and benefits at Sanborn. Wild and Powers will be based in Sanborn’s Colorado Springs office.

Dr. Mary C. Feindt, PLS, passed away on Jan. 29, 2003. Born in Chicago in 1916, Feindt is most likely the first woman to become registered as a land surveyor in Michigan. Until her recent illness Feindt had continued to work full time at her company,Charlevoix Abstract and Engineering Companyin Charlevoix, Mich., while also serving as County Surveyor for Charlevoix County, a post she had been re-elected to since 1948. Feindt was active in the profession, working extensively for ACSM, helping co-found the Forum for Women in Surveying and receiving an honorary doctorate from Ferris State University where she helped organize a surveying department.

David W. Scott, PLS, passed away on Feb. 28, 2003. Scott served as product and marketing specialist forPENTAX Corporation, Englewood, Colo. He had been with the company since 1989. Scott received BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and was licensed as a surveyor in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Leica Canada, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, now distributes MicroSurvey FieldGenius data collection software.

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., hired Pierre Desjardins as director of survey and infrastructure sales. He is responsible for land, marine, infrastructure and scanning survey products in North and South America. Trimble also hired John Stenmark as segment manager for survey and infrastructure and Derek Miles to manage the company’s Land Survey Certified Trainer program as well as to develop several new GPS-oriented training courses.