(Old Town, Maine-25 June 2008) James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce the formation of Geospatial Solutions (GS), a new GIS-oriented technology group that will develop and deliver innovative products and services to Sewall clients in government and industry. To lead the GS team and bring to market new offerings, Sewall has hired technology executive David Levine as Vice President, and GIS product development professional Bill Sharp as Product Manager.
As Vice President, Mr.
Levine brings to the team over fifteen years’
experience in the technology
industry, with the focus on high-performance and open-systems distributed
computing. He founded Emergent Game Technologies, a leading provider of video
game development tools, rendering engines and networking software for consoles,
PC and online games. Mr. Levine served the geospatial sector as Executive
Director of the National
Center, where he was
responsible for commercializing public sector inventions from such institutions
as NASA and the EPA, and is supporting an effort of the West Virginia
University Research Corporation to spin out Datacaster, an invention that
enables the Geospatial Web, into the private sector. Mr.
Levine also has provided
management and technology consulting services for organizations such as the
World Bank, the Coca-Cola Company and the Times Mirror Corporation (now the
Tribune). A graduate of Yale
University, Mr. Levine
has published and presented extensively. He wrote Live Java: Dataspace to
Cyberspace (Harcourt Brace/AP Professional 1996), contributed a chapter to Grid
2: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure (The Elsevier Series in Grid
Computing, 2003), and presented a paper at the First International Conference
of the World Wide Web at CERN Particle Physics Lab in 1994.
As Product Manager, Bill
Sharp has over 20 years’ industry experience with a broad range of geospatial
marketing and business development, software project and product management,
applications engineering, and technical consulting. At ERDAS, Inc., he managed
software development and testing, product marketing, and staff training,
supervising the development and release of ERDAS Virtual GIS software. At
Research Systems, Inc. (now ITT), he managed full life-cycle software product
development and release, advancing the market position of ENVI software by
adapting interface and functionality to meet client needs. As an international
technical consultant and advisor in Brazil, he directed several
geospatial projects, including a satellite mapping project for the World Bank,
and the development of a web-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) service.
Most recently, Mr. Sharp has been Global Business Development Manager, GeoSAR
Services, at Fugro EarthData, Inc., establishing a business partner network for
Latin America. He has a BS in Geology and
Geophysics from the University
The new Geospatial Solutions
group combines the capabilities of Sewall’s software engineering, natural
resource land mapping, GIS analysis and cadastral conversion and maintenance
teams. To best serve our clients, Sewall has organized GS into a Systems Team,
managed by Gary Mullaney; Project Team, managed by Mary McDonald; Production
Team, managed by Aaron Weston; and Product Team, managed by Bill Sharp.
As Director of Systems, Mr.
Mullaney will supervise software engineering, web services, database
administration and systems integration. With 26 years’ experience at
MeadWestvaco, he was the key developer and project leader for the company’s
first web-based GIS and related online applications. At Sewall, he has
developed information systems for a variety of natural resources, municipal and
Mary McDonald, LPF, will
lead the teams of GS technical consultants that manage the direct engagements
with Sewall clients. With 22 years’ GIS experience at Sewall, Ms McDonald has
managed most of the company’s natural resource GIS and mapping projects,
supervising GIS compilation and database development and training and
supervising project staff.
As Production Manager, Aaron
Weston will manage the development, conversion, and maintenance of geospatial
data for the GS team. A certified mapping specialist, Mr. Weston supervises
Sewall technical staff on a wide range of GIS projects for municipal and
private-sector clients, overseeing digital map compilation, database
cross-referencing, parcel updates, and quality control
Sewall Forms Geospatial Solutions (GS) Group
July 7, 2008