Switzerland-based Leica Geosystems has hired an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sales manager, North American Free Trade Agreement, to lead the adoption and strategic growth of the company's UAS solutions in North America.
Bryan Baker, an instrument-rated pilot with almost 30 years of experience in the geospatial profession, was named to the position. He will focus on sales management, software and application development, training, and technical support in land surveying and geographic information systems (GIS).
The global company – which provides products and services for capturing, analyzing and presenting spatial information – says it has more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries, as well as hundreds of partners in more than 120 countries. The Americas headquarters is located in Norcross, Ga., with several regional offices throughout the rest of the U.S.
Leica Geosystems says its UAS solutions portfolio includes the Dragon 35 from SwissDrones, an unmanned helicopter that integrates the Leica RCD30 medium-format camera into a UAS, which is suitable for complex mapping jobs in harsh environmental conditions.
The company also offers the Aibot X6 hexacopter from Aibotix (a Hexagon company), which can carry cameras and sensors for mapping and inspection applications that require accurate, high-resolution imagery.
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