GeoSpatial Experts,Thornton, Colo., hiredRalph Spieglemanas customer relationship manager. Spiegleman is a 35-year veteran of the surveying and mapping industry. In his new position, he provides technical support for customers, assumes sales management activities aimed at increasing the market share of GeoSpatial Experts’ GPS-Photo Link photo mapping software, and supports and expands the company’s dealer network.
Ayres Associates,Madison, Wis., selectedFred Halfento lead its energy corridors initiative. Halfen joined Ayres Associates in 1977. He was promoted to production manager in 1982 and became vice president of the photogrammetry division in 1987. In 1999, he was named vice president of the Madison office, a role he maintains in addition to his new assignment. He also continues to provide technical support for the photogrammetry division.
Land Surveyors’ Association of WashingtonelectedBen V. Petersen, PLS,as state president and named him 2007 Surveyor of the Year. Petersen is the vice president and director of surveys for PLS Inc. in Issaquah, Wash.
Associate editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248/786-1620.