Milestones in the industry.


James Edward Inksterpassed away on Oct. 5, 2007, at age 72. He was most recently employed by Schonstedt Instrument Company, and prior to that, worked forGeneral SupplyandForestry Suppliers.

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, Norcross, Ga., announced thatMladen Stojicjoined the management team as senior vice president, Product Management and Marketing. Stojic, the former director of Enterprise and Visualization Solutions, has more than 10 years of experience with Leica Geosystems and has extensive product development and management experience.


Also,Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imagingannounced thatChristopher Tuckerjoined the management team as senior vice president, National Programs, with purview over U.S. Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and associated Federal Programs. Tucker is former president and CEO of recently acquired IONIC Enterprise by Leica Geosystems.

Allen Precision Equipment, Duluth, Ga., appointedJohn Phillipsas technical support manager. Phillips has been with Allen Precision for 19 years. He is involved with the customer training program and has been instrumental in the development of the Atlanta area’s GNSS Network Solution.


Bentley Systems Incorporated, Exton, Pa., appointedTom Clemonsas vice president, Bentley Roads and Bridges Solutions. Clemons brings more than 30 years of experience, including seven years at Bentley, in civil engineering and geospatial technology applications. In his new position, Clemons plans, manages and executes strategies for the expansion of Bentley’s Roads and Bridges Solutions asset-class portfolio.

Seiler Instrument, St. Louis, Mo., celebrated62 years of businessunder the same family ownership. Seiler attributes this to the support of its professional sales staff, full surveying equipment lines, service and repair facilities, support and implementation.

NavCom Technology, Torrance, Calif., a subsidiary ofDeere & Company, appointedJim WilliamsandGregg Boormanas sales managers for NavCom’s external business. Williams and Boorman are responsible for achieving NavCom’s revenue and growth goals for GPS products and services.


Bob LucasjoinedNational Survey & Engineering, Tarentum, Pa., a division ofR.A. Smith & Associates survey project manager. Lucas owned and managed Lucas Land Surveying Inc., and recently closed his Glenshaw office after 20 years. In his new role, Lucas is responsible for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, plats of survey, certified survey maps, subdivision plats, legal descriptions, topographic maps, transportation plats, condominium plats and proposals for survey services.

G&L Land Surveying Inc., Beaverton, Ore., andTetsuka Associates Inc., Portland, Ore., merged to formLodestar Surveying Inc., headquartered in Beaverton. PrincipalsMark Lichtenthaler,Kevin WilliamsandTroy Tetsukamerged their companies to establish leadership in the Pacific Northwest surveying industry.

Greenhorne & O’Mara (G&O), Laurel, Md., acquiredSCR Surveying & Mapping Inc., Lynn Haven, Fla. SCR has a 26-year history of land surveying and mapping services in northwest Florida. With the acquisition, G&O strengthens its presence in Florida.


Jeff Padgett, PSM, PPS, CP, joinedWoolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio, as a project director for the photogrammetry group. Padgett joins Woolpert with more than 32 years of photogrammetry and GIS experience.

WilsonMiller Inc.opened itsnew office in Sebring, Fla.The new office is located in the Wachovia Building at 3200 U.S. 27 South, Suite 206.


SECO Manufacturing Inc., Redding, Calif., hiredJose G. Alvarezas Latin America account manager. In this newly created position, Alvarez works with SECO dealers in Latin America.

The Schinnerer Group, Chevy Chase, Md., namedJean Laurinas president and chief executive officer of its operations. Laurin has more than 20 years of experience in the professional liability and specialty lines insurance industry.Lorna M. Parsonsassumed the role of president and chief underwriting officer forVictor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc.

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. (PEA), Troy, Mich., namedJames P. Butler, PE, as president. Butler served as vice president for the company for the past five years and as a shareholder for the past eight.