Avineon is pleased to announce three members of its professional staff have earned new certifications. Vice President Joel Campbell and Business Development Manager Drew Meren have each received their GIS Professional (GISP) certifications. Rick Jahoda, project coordinator, has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

“Avineon is committed to the continuing education and professional development of everyone on our team,” says Heesun Robertson, Avineona CEO. “We congratulate Joel, Drew and Rick on the time and effort they put into earning their respective certifications.”

The GISP is an important designation in the geospatial field awarded by the GIS Certification Institute. Certification holders have demonstrated proficiencies through education, work experience and contributions to the geospatial profession.  Campbell and Meren received the certifications in early 2015.

As vice president of commercial systems, Campbell is responsible for all services provided to commercial and state/local government customers, including geospatial, engineering support and IT services. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business development and executive management in the geospatial industry. He has served as president and CEO of a global provider of remote sensing software, U.S. sales director for a major GIS software provider and other senior management positions within the industry.

Meren is responsible for expanding Avineon’s geospatial data services in commercial and state/local government markets. An experienced geospatial business development manager, account manager, delivery support manager, management consultant and software product advisor, he has more than 15 years of experience leading and advising municipal government agencies across the country in land base development, remote sensing, data conversion and migration services. He specializes in the implementation of best business processes, GIS technology and other software within the government, commercial, and publication markets.

The PMP certification earned by Jahoda is awarded by the Project Management Institute and is globally demanded in a multitude of industries. PMP recognizes education, experience and demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.

Jahoda has more than 25 years of experience in the GIS industry, specializing in utility data conversion. He is highly instrumental in the creation, conversion and maintenance of data for electric, gas, water and sewer utilities; municipalities and government agencies; and private sector companies. He has been involved in all phases of project execution and supervision of Avineon’s GIS activities.

About Avineon

Avineon Inc. was founded to in 1992. The company delivers technically sound information technology, geospatial and engineering support solutions. Avineon is headquartered in McLean, Va., and has offices in Florida, Canada, Europe, and India.