Hamilton Engineering & Surveying Inc., Tampa, Fla., acquired R.W. Patrick & Associates Inc., South Houston, Texas, a full service civil engineering and surveying firm.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Livermore, Calif., and SGE, Middletown, R.I., a multidisciplinary engineering, land surveying and GIS service firm, formed a strategic partnership in the areas of land use, asset management, utility operations and environmental engineering.
In addition, Topcon hired Dave Henderson as GIS national sales manager. He is responsible for GIS sales activities for Topcon’s GIS dealer network in the United States and Canada.
Vertical Mapping Resources Inc. (VMR), Scottsdale, Ariz., expanded into Northern California and named Bill Swope as regional manager of consulting and development for its new office located at 13389 Folsom Blvd. #300-304, Folsom, Calif. Swope is a member of the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), Clemson, S.C., commissioned Patrick J. Tami, PLS, as Western Zone vice president at the NCEES 2008 Annual Meeting. Tami is also the administrative officer of the Western Zone and a member of the NCEES board of directors for a two-year term. He is currently vice president of RBF Consulting.
Kuker-Ranken Inc., Seattle, hired Tom Bergen as general manager of its Portland store. Bergen has more than 20 years of experience in survey sales, service, management and manufacturing.
Woolpert hired Mark Ricketson, GISP, as an enterprise information management (EIM) project director for the Orlando office. Ricketson joins Woolpert with more than 20 years of experience developing, managing and implementing information management systems and associated databases for aviation, municipal and utility clients.
Keystone Precision Instruments, Allentown Pa., promoted Daniel Fletes to robotic services manager.
PBS&J, Tampa, Fla., named Robert J. Paulsen as president. Paulsen is also chairman of PBS&J and vice chairman and secretary of The PBSJ Corporation’s board of directors. He succeeds Todd J. Kenner.
Associate Editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at 248/786-1620 orlyonsw@bnpmedia.