Industry veteran replaces Martin Nix.

Leica Geosystems Inc., Norcross, Ga., announced the appointment of industry-veteran Matthew Smith as president, replacing Martin Nix, who has relocated to Leica's parent company in Switzerland as corporate business development officer.

Smith assumes the position of president of Leica Geosystems Inc. and will lead the Surveying and Engineering Division for the Americas Region. In this position, Smith will focus his efforts on providing spatial data acquisition products and services that help customers increase their productivity.

Prior to accepting this position, Smith was Leica Geosystems' GPS business development director for North America, managing all aspects of marketing, sales and service of Leica's GPS product lines. In addition to more than 10 years of practical surveying experience, Smith has extensive international experience in sales management, strategic market planning and customer-based application solutions. Smith has a Master's of Science in Surveying from the University of London and is a Chartered Surveyor.