Milestones in the industry


Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired Meridian Project Systems Inc. of Folsom, Calif. Meridian Systems provides enterprise project management and lifecycle software for optimizing the plan, build and operate lifecycle for real estate, construction and other physical infrastructure projects.

Additionally,TrimbleacquiredXYZ Solutions Inc.of Alpharetta, Ga. XYZ Solutions provides real-time, interactive 3D intelligence software to manage the spatial aspects of a construction project. XYZ Solutions will be reported within Trimble’s Engineering and Construction business segment.


Tripod Data Systems (TDS), Corvallis, Ore., announced the distribution of Pacific Crest Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS radio kits, accessories and replacement parts. Pacific Crest products are available through the TDS dealer network in the United States and Canada.

Cuoco & Cormier Engineering Associates Inc., Nashua, N.H., promotedDennis C. Pollockto vice president of operations. Pollock is responsible for all company operations and client services and works closely with President Robert Cormier. Pollock has been with Cuoco & Cormier since 1991.


Airborne 1 Corporation, El Segundo, Calif., namedTed Lanesas the new CFO. Lanes has 10 years of CFO experience in both the private and public sector.

James W. Sewall Company, Old Town, Maine, announced thatRick Martensjoined the firm as GIS project manager. Martens has more than eight years of technical and managerial experience on GIS consulting and data conversion projects for municipal government and gas and electric utilities. Martens manages projects for gas, electric and municipal utility clients, providing services in land-base development, customized mapping, E911 address data management and GIS consulting.


The Board of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyorspresented the Land Surveying Excellence Award toMurray Rhodesof BHC RHODES civil engineering and surveying firm. Rhodes has shown leadership on the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions and as a member, officer and presenter for KSLS on a local and national level. He has surveyed for more than 30 years.

George VukelichjoinedV3 Companies of Illinois Ltd., Woodridge, Ill., as vice president and director of business development. Vukelich has more than 17 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining V3, Vukelich led a multi-national planning, engineering and construction management organization.


Major General L. Dean Fox, USAF (ret.)joinedPBS&J, Orlando, Fla., as senior vice president and national business sector manager for the firm’s Federal Strategic Programs Division in its National Facilities Practice. Gen. Fox served as Air Force civil engineer and was responsible for managing, developing and equipping the USAF civil engineering force and Air Force bases worldwide.


Allen Precision Equipment, Duluth, Ga., appointedWendy Watsonas vice president of networking solutions to head the GNSS Reference Network business, ARTNet LLC. Watson has more than 20 years of experience in GPS development and manufacturing for land surveying applications. She is responsible for establishing the network reference stations, network operations and the marketing/sales of the network subscriptions to the U.S. southeastern