Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired privately held Crain Enterprises Inc., Mound City, Ill., in an all-cash transaction. Crain is a leading manufacturer of accessories for the geomatics, surveying, mapping and construction industries. Steve Crain and the staff of Crain Enterprises join Trimble and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary as part of Trimble’s engineering and construction segment.
Optech Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, appointed Glenn Farrington as general manager of Airborne Survey Products. Farrington holds a M.Sc. from York University and has been with Optech for nine years in a variety of roles within the former Terrestrial Division.
Woolpert Inc., Orlando, acquired Rockett & Associates (formerly Blount Sikes & Associates), a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Winter Park, Fla.
Also, Woolpert hired John L. Parker as a photogrammetry project manager in the firm’s Denver office. Parker is primarily responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting specific projects. Parker joins Woolpert with 25 years of photogrammetric experience in his work as product specialist, regional sales manager and account manager.
Additionally, Woolpert hired Kirk McClurkin, GISP, PLS-GISS, as an enterprise information management project director in the firm’s Portsmouth office. McClurkin joins Woolpert with more than 18 years of experience in enterprise asset management, GIS and IT projects in the municipal planning, transportation, engineering, public utilities, public works, photogrammetry and surveying/GPS capacities.
Burgess & Niple Inc., Richmond, Va., acquired Foster & Miller, P.C., an engineering and surveying firm also located in Richmond. F&M President Alvin Mistr became director and vice president of B&N’s Richmond office.
Rodney Cope was named director of federal and civilian services for SPOT Image Corp., Chantilly, Va. Cope is responsible for all federal and civilian accounts in the United States.
Associate editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248/786-1620.