(Norcross, Ga., 2 August 2011) Leica Geosystems today announced the appointment of Mauricio Jaimes as its new GIS Business Development Manager, effective immediately.

Mauricio is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with more than 19 years of experience in business development and international sales management for Geospatial Technologies. He has an established track record of driving revenue growth, as well as major account development. Mauricio is poised to help Leica Geosystems succeed in the next phase of the company's sales growth as it continues to build itself into one of the leading GIS solutions providers in the NAFTA region.

"I am pleased to have Mauricio on board as an essential part of our team in developing and executing the next phase of growth and a new level of scalability for the company as it relates to GIS," says Ken Mooyman, President of Leica Geosystems, NAFTA. Mooyman adds, "Mauricio will provide leadership and strategic direction as we continue our growth into new markets. I believe there is now an extraordinary opportunity to create value and new possibilities for our customers and partners in the GIS industry. We will seize that opportunity."

"I'm truly excited about joining a powerful global brand such as Leica Geosystems. The GIS solutions Leica Geosystems provide are unparalleled in the industry. Everyone here is passionate about their role in growing this exciting business. I look forward to being a part of that, as well as sharing it with more companies that can benefit from Leica Geosystems GIS solutions," says Jaimes

Over the last decade, Mauricio has held positions in various senior-level sales roles in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Leica Geosystems, Mauricio most recently served as Sales Manager, EMEA at Trimble Utilities Field Solutions (Germany), a division of Trimble Navigation, Limited.

Leica Geosystems' website iswww.leica-geosystems.us.