Turning Points: August 2008
Allen Precision Equipment Inc., Duluth, Ga., added Kent Hutson to its Outside Sales Team. Hutson covers central and western Tennessee and northern Mississippi in the sales of surveying and construction products and supplies and is the representative for forensic instrument sales and training for the Southeastern United States.
Terradon Corporation, Charleston, W.Va., expanded its operations to Richmond, Va. Certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Terradon was further certified as a SWaM (Small, Women- or Minority-Owned) firm by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise.
Polaris Engineering Corporation, Chelmsford, Mass., merged with Hancock Associates, Danvers, Mass.
Engenuity Group Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla., announced that Gary Rager joined the firm as director of the Survey Department. Rager is a Florida registered surveyor and mapper and has more than 28 years of experience.
Additionally, Halff appointed Vice President Bobby Adams, PE, as Houston office manager.
Blue Marble Geographics, Gardiner, Maine, promoted Kris Berglund, Victor Minor and Sam Knight. Berglund is promoted from director of sales and marketing to vice president of sales. Minor is promoted from director of development to chief technology officer. Knight is promoted from applications specialist to product manager.
Also, Donaldson, Garrett & Associates announced that Vice President James Newberry added professional surveyor registration in Alabama to his Georgia and Florida designations.
SJB Group LLC, Baton Rouge, La., received seven awards from the Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors during its 2008 Annual Meeting and Convention in Natchitoches, La. SJB Group received first-place honors in five categories: Boundary/Cadastral Maps, Topographic Maps, Subdivision Maps, ALTA/NSPS Survey Maps, and Miscellaneous Maps. The winning plats were presented to the Drafting and Design Technology Division of the Louisiana Technical College, Opelousas, La., for use in its surveying program.
Montgomery & Associates Inc., Houston, Texas, promoted Ryan Eastridge to CAD manager. Eastridge is responsible for troubleshooting problems, quality control and supervising team members. He also trains new operators, updates training of computer technicians and develops productivity tools. Eastridge has 11 years of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop experience in site development, highway schematics, streets, airport runways and taxiways, water lines, sidewalks and land development.
Also, Montgomery & Associates promoted Martin C. Murdock, PE, to executive vice president. Murdock is responsible for directing a team of engineers, designers and technicians in the planning, design and construction of major land developments in Houston and surrounding areas.
Also, Scspls honored Larry T. Beasley, RPLS, Myrtle Beach, S.C., as South Carolina “Surveyor of the Year” for 2008. Beasley is owner and president of Beasley Land Surveying. He is a long-standing member of SCSPLS and served as president in 2005-06. In his current role as public relations chairman, he organized Career Day at area schools and has worked hard at the state and local levels. Beasley is a registered professional land surveyor in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Associate Editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at 248/786-1620 or lyonsw@bnpmedia.