Trimble,Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired privately heldHHK Datentechnik GmbH, of Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of customized office and field software solutions for the cadastral survey market in Germany. Financial terms were not disclosed. HHK’s management and staff will join Trimble’s Survey Division as part of the engineering and construction segment.
Bentley Systems Incorporated,Exton, Pa., acquired LEAP Software Inc., a provider of analysis and design products for concrete bridges.
Measurement Devices Ltd.,Houston, awarded theHandheld Laser ProductsU.S. Master Distributorship to Western Data Systems of Houston.
Allen Precision EquipmentpromotedWendy Watsonto director of geospatial solutions. Watson has more than 22 years of experience in the surveying industry. She has a degree in geomatics engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. In her new position, Watson is responsible for high-tech products such as Leica Geosystems’ laser scanners and reference networks.
BHC RHODEScivil engineering and surveying firm acquired assets fromCampbell, Barber, Lambeth & Associates, P.A., Merriam, Kan., following the firm’s closure. Records acquired include 50 years of engineering design and land surveying data for Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas as well as Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri. BHC RHODES will expand its records library in its Kansas City, Kan., office to accommodate the addition.
Also,Jim Lambeth, a founder ofCampbell, Barber, Lambeth & Associates, P.A., joined theBHC RHODESdevelopment services team to continue serving its current customer base. Lambeth brings 50 years of highly regarded experience and knowledge to BHC RHODES.
Spalding DeDecker Associates Inc.,Detroit, opened a Brighton, Mich., branch office. The Brighton office will provide transportation, municipal, construction engineering, land development, SCADA and survey services.
Also, Lochrane Engineering promoted Chris Leftakis, PSM, to project manager for transportation projects in the Orlando Survey Division. Leftakis has worked for Lochrane for five years and has worked on numerous transportation projects for clients including FDOT. Leftakis has a background in traditional surveying techniques as well as technologically advanced areas such as GPS and photogrammetry.
Additionally, Lochrane Engineering promoted Bill Dees, PSM, to survey manager in the Gainesville Survey Division. Dees works closely with Dianne Jones, assistant division manager, and focuses on managing all survey projects completed out of the Gainesville office. He has worked on numerous municipal- and private-development projects over his 23-year survey career. In addition, Dees has authored the “Cadastral Electronic Field Book User’s Guide” and co-authored the “Electronic Field Book Data Processing Handbook” and the “Electronic Field Book User’s Guide.” He is a recognized continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers.
PCI Geomatics, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, namedJohn T. Werleas president and CEO of PCI Geomatics Corporation USA. Werle focuses on building business in the U.S. marketplace and leads PCI Geomatics’ global business development operation, working in concert with Dr. Robert Moses, president and CEO of the parent company, PCI Geomatics Enterprises Inc. Werle brings more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial and technology industries. He is a member of the board of directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium, the Open Geospatial Consortium Interoperability Institute and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
Also, SELLS announced that Brian Dehler, PE, joined its Mooresville, N.C., office as transportation group leader. Dehler has more than 21 years of experience managing various transportation projects ranging from feasibility and traffic studies to NEPA documentation and final roadway construction plans. Dehler’s main focus is on expanding the transportation division throughout the Charlotte Metro and surrounding area.
James W. Sewall Company, Old Town, Maine, announced its reorganization.David T. Edson, LPF, was promoted to president to drive high-level strategic client development. During his 34 years at Sewall, Edson has played major roles as vice president of forestry, chief operations officer and executive vice president.Dave Stevensaccepted the position of senior vice president and chief operations officer. An organizational effectiveness professional with 25 years’ industry experience, Stevens implements systems to facilitate the sharing of expertise and technology across operational areas to meet specific customer needs.Randy P. Meyerwas hired as vice president of sales and marketing. Meyer brings a 17-year record of accomplishment in global geospatial sales and marketing to reshape the Sewall sales organization.
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