Allan Blades has joined the Axis Geospatial business development team.

In the role of Axis’ business development director, Blades will focus on the expansion of Axis’ strategic business relationships and identify new service opportunitiesblades_inbody to meet the needs of federal, state, local government and private sector entities for accurate and cost-effective digital mapping and GIS services.  He also will also as a senior program manager on large federal contracts. 

Blades spent the last seventeen years at BAE Systems where he was instrumental in acquiring numerous geospatial production contracts within the federal government.

Prior to joining AXIS, Blades worked for ERM Inc., RK&K Engineering and 3Di, Inc. He is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography.

Blades has 21 years experience in photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS. He is a member of ASPRS, United State Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and Worldwide Human Geography Working Group.