Turning Points: June 2009
Also, RIEGL USA announced that Jim van Rens is president and Ted Knaak is chief technical officer. Van Rens joined Riegl USA in 1997 as vice president. He is a member of MAPPS and ASPRS and serves on the ASPRS LiDAR subcommittee. Knaak served as president of Riegl USA since its 1992 founding with Riegl LMS of Austria. In his new position, Knaak uses his expertise in the development of new product and market initiatives.
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB) announced that Jim Diorio, RPLS, is a senior principal and Christopher Danforth, PLS, is a principal. Diorio is director of land survey and has worked at VHB for 23 years. He is based in the Watertown, Mass., headquarters and manages all survey activities across VHB offices. Danforth is based in the Middletown, Conn., office.
Clary & Associates, Jacksonville, Fla., hired Cliff Colyer as a junior crew chief. Colyer is a registered land surveyor intern. He also holds a surveyor in training designation from the state of Florida.
Spalding DeDecker Associates Inc. (SDA), Detroit, appointed Cheryl Gregory, PE, and Joe Muller, PE, as vice presidents. Gregory is manager of the transportation department and an SDA associate. Muller is manager of the national land development department. He has more than 35 years of experience in the civil engineering industry, including survey and geotechnical services.
Associate Editor Wendy Lyons compiles “Turning Points.” Contact her at 248/786-1620 or lyonsw@bnpmedia.