Milestones in the industry.

SEILER INSTRUMENT & MANUFACTURING CO., Webster Groves, Mo., celebrated 60 yearsin business. Founded in 1945 by Eric H. Seiler and his wife, Dora L. Seiler, the company began as a small survey instrument repair shop and has grown into a multi-divisional company that distributes surveying instruments and supplies.


TOSHIBA CORPORATION, Tokyo, Japan, namedRay O'Connor, CEO of TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS, Livermore, Calif., as recipient of Toshiba's Business Performance Award. O'Connor received the award in recognition of his leadership and performance in creating market share for Topcon Precision Positioning products in the world civil engineering and construction markets.


Don Puffett, LS, joined the community development team ofSHIVE-HATTERY, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Puffett has more than 30 years of land surveying experience.


LOCHRANE ENGINEERING INC., Orlando, Fla., promotedDianne Jones, PSM, to assistant division manager of the survey division's Gaines-ville operations andMartin Dardis, PSM, to Gainesville survey manager.


LEICA GEOSYSTEMS GEOSPATIAL IMAGING, Norcross, Ga., announced aCenter of Excellence in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensingat Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, N.Y. As a Leica Geosystems Center of Excellence, the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT incorporates Leica Geosystems products into its curriculum and research activities.


CLARY & ASSOCIATES PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS AND MAPPERS, Jacksonville, Fla., promotedAnnette Pullerto mapping supervisor on projects for government and private sector clients. Her responsibilities include making large land boundary determinations and managing a team of survey technicians in conducting and completing field survey mapping.