Norcross, GA - With the recent acquisition of Earth Resource Mapping (ER Mapper), Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging is pleased to announce that Guy Perkins, former CEO, will join the executive management team as Vice President, Global Services.

The acquisition further enhances Leica Geosystems’ enterprise delivery capabilities with geospatial image processing tools for preparing, managing, compressing and deploying imagery. Perkins will greatly assist Leica Geosystems’ in the development of integrating services for vertical markets and the overall deployment of enterprise solutions.

With over 20 years of experience, Perkins has extensive knowledge in the geospatial industry. Perkins has held various positions with ESRI in South Asia and Australia, including Project and Training Manager, Technical Director and Australia Managing Director. Perkins has also worked for PSMA Australia and MapInfo. Joining ER Mapper as Vice President – Asia Pacific in 2004, Perkins was later appointed CEO of the company.

“We are proud to welcome Guy Perkins to the executive management team at Leica Geosystems,” said Bob Morris, President and CEO, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “Guy brings extensive industry knowledge in the development of enterprise solutions and expertise in the rapid delivery of imagery over the web.”

“It is exciting to join a company with such an innovative portfolio and a strong global presence,” noted Guy Perkins. “By integrating ER Mapper’s robust image compression and serving capabilities with Leica Geosystems’ technology, we will develop the most comprehensive solutions to meet a broad spectrum of business needs.”

Perkins holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.

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