Shanghai, China – CHC Navigation announced the appointment of Lance H. Andre as North American sales manager.

Based in Dubuque, Iowa, Andre is a veteran geomatics professional, with over 25 years of experience including responsibilities as senior product manager at SMI (Eagle Point Software), and advanced technology manager and partner at CarteGraph Systems. In his new position, he will be responsible for tuning the CHC GNSS portfolio for the American market and setting up a dealer channel in the United States and Canada.

"Lance brings many years of GNSS solutions experience including expertise cultivated from developing and delivering whole product GNSS solutions within both the land survey and GIS vertical markets," commented George Zhao, CEO of CHC Navigation. "We are grateful to have the opportunity to leverage his expertise in both developing and delivering our quality solutions to the U.S. and Canadian markets."

Andre said, "It is a company that has a tremendous amount of focus on quality which is easily seen by their numerous ISO standards and certifications, CE and FCC certifications and NGS Calibrations," he said. “In addition, they are one of the few companies that have continued to grow, even throughout the recent economic downturn, greatly expanding their international reach and product portfolio. CHC Navigation continues to position itself for growth and market penetration.”