Optech Incorporated announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors: David Nale, Philip Lapp, Dan Cornacchia, and Tony LaVista.
Toronto, Canada, July 27, 2010 -
Optech Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced lidar survey
instruments, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its
board of directors. The appointments of David Nale, Philip Lapp, Dan
Cornacchia, and Tony LaVista to Optech’s Board of Directors adds the deep
experience in high-tech business that will be needed for the company's future
David Nale is a highly respected
figure in photogrammetry, mapping, and GIS.
As an entrepreneur and technical
specialist in the survey and remote sensing markets, Mr. Nale has been directly
responsible for the detailed photogrammetric and lidar mapping of hundreds of
cities, regions and government projects throughout the world. He serves as a
geospatial consultant to a number of major corporations, and is currently the
owner/CEO of eMap International.
Philip Lapp is a senior figure in
the Canadian high-tech sector, formerly a senior technical manager for Canadian
aeronautics/space companies such as SPAR
Aerospace Ltd. and DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. Mr. Lapp is a former President of the
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers. He has received
numerous professional honors in his career, including being made an Officer of
the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Sociaty of Canada.
Dan Cornacchia is an experienced
business advisor with a recognized background in governance, and risk oversight
and management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Ontario, with more than 35 years' experience at Ernst & Young in
entrepreneurial business and finance. Mr. Cornacchia is also deeply involved in
community charities and volunteer programs.
Tony LaVista is an expert in
financing process and banking operations, and has been a trusted advisor to
Optech for more than 12 years. He is a founder of the Royal Bank of Canada,
Knowledge Based Industries (KBI) group, where he spent over 10 years. Mr.
LaVista is highly respected as an expert who truly understands the needs of
clients in the high-tech sector.
"We are very pleased to be
able to add such respected professionals to our board," said Don Carswell,
President, Optech Incorporated. "Their wide range of expertise will
be invaluable, and we look forward to benefiting from their collective
experience. As Optech continues to grow
the guidance of such successful professionals will be of enormous benefit."
Optech's Web site is www.optech.ca.
Optech appoints four new members to its board of directors
August 3, 2010