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September 17, 2014
Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas in Altus Subsidiary

Torrance, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014—Altus Positioning Systems, a subsidiary of Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio products in North and South America.

Septentrio, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications, is consolidating its sales, service and customer support functions for the Americas in Altus’ facility located in Torrance, Calif.

“This decision to base Septentrio’s sales and support functions for the Americas with Altus marks the next logical step in our evolving business relationship and professional collaboration with our parent company Septentrio,” said Neil Vancans, president of Altus. “We look forward to leveraging the strengths of both our organizations to grow the market for Altus and Septentrio products across a wide range of market sectors.”

Altus has added industry veteran Mo Kapila as OEM sales manager for Septentrio products. Kapila is based in Altus’ office in Torrance, Calif. Before joining Altus, he was vice president of sales for Qualinetics, a pioneer in vehicle telematics. Kapila previously held senior sales management and business development roles at B&B Electronics and Quatech, as well as OEM product management positions at DENSO and Clarion Corporation. He is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

About Altus Positioning Systems

Founded in 2006, Altus Positioning Systems provides high-precision GNSS surveying equipment through an international network of sales representatives in key countries around the world.  Based in Torrance, Calif., Altus is a part of the Septentrio group of companies and has primary responsibility for positioning systems in the surveying and GIS business sectors.

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About Septentrio Satellite Navigation

Septentrio Satellite Navigation, based in Leuven, Belgium, designs, manufactures, markets and supports high-end dual-frequency GNSS receivers worldwide. Targeted at original equipment manufacturers, Septentrio’s core technology is being applied in precise positioning, timing and attitude determination applications.

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