NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 28, 2014—Leica Geosystems has hired Bryan Baker as UAS Sales Manager, NAFTA. In his new role, Baker will apply his aviation expertise and extensive geospatial experience to lead the adoption and strategic growth of Leica Geosystems’ UAS solutions throughout North America.
Over the past year, Leica Geosystems’ has become the leading provider of rotary UAS solutions that are safe, autonomous, easy to maneuver and capable of collecting high-resolution imagery for surveying, mapping, inspection and other professional applications. The company’s UAS solutions portfolio includes the Dragon 35 from SwissDrones, an unmanned helicopter that integrates the proven benefits of the Leica RCD30 medium-format camera into a UAS with superior payload capacity, prolonged endurance, stable flight patterns and a high degree of safety, making it the ideal solution for complex mapping jobs in harsh environmental conditions. Leica Geosystems also offers the Aibot X6 hexacopter from Aibotix (a Hexagon company), which can carry a wide range of cameras and sensors for mapping and inspection applications that require accurate, high-resolution imagery. Both the Dragon 35 and Aibot X6 are provided as complete, professional solutions with integrated software and knowledgeable support.
Baker is an instrument-rated pilot with almost 30 years of experience in the geospatial profession, focusing on sales management, software and application development, training, and technical support in land surveying and GIS. He has become increasingly involved with developments in the UAS industry over the last several years, both with regard to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and the application of professional systems.
“I have always admired Leica Geosystems’ dedication to quality and to its customers,” Baker said. “My new role as sales manager of unmanned aircraft systems solutions for Leica Geosystems gives me the opportunity to combine my expertise and passion in aviation and geospatial technology to benefit the geospatial industry as I help professionals navigate the new and intriguing frontier of UAS. I am excited to be part of an organization whose values reflect my own.“
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With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.