Turning Points - December 2007.
James Edward Inkster passed away on Oct. 5, 2007, at age 72. He was most recently employed by Schonstedt Instrument Company, and prior to that, worked for General Supply and Forestry Suppliers.
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, Norcross, Ga., announced that Mladen Stojic joined 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.
Allen Precision Equipment, Duluth, Ga., appointed John Phillips as 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.
Seiler Instrument, St. Louis, Mo., celebrated 62 years of business under 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 of Deere & Company, appointed Jim Williams and Gregg Boorman as 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.
G&L Land Surveying Inc., Beaverton, Ore., and Tetsuka Associates Inc., Portland, Ore., merged to form Lodestar Surveying Inc., headquartered in Beaverton. Principals Mark Lichtenthaler, Kevin Williams and Troy Tetsuka merged their companies to establish leadership in the Pacific Northwest surveying industry.
Greenhorne & O’Mara (G&O), Laurel, Md., acquired SCR 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.
WilsonMiller Inc. opened its new office in Sebring, Fla. The new office is located in the Wachovia Building at 3200 U.S. 27 South, Suite 206.
The Schinnerer Group, Chevy Chase, Md., named Jean Laurin as 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. Parsons assumed the role of president and chief underwriting officer for Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc.
Professional Engineering Associates Inc. (PEA), Troy, Mich., named James 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.