Grenland Group will split off its AsIs laser scanning and dimensional control services division as a separate company named Grenland AsIs Global AS (GAIG) effective January 1, 2008. Per Arne Haug, formerly executive vice president of Grenland Group’s Products and Subsea Division, will be president of GAIG, overseeing its offices in Houston, Stavanger and Kuala Lumpur. While Grenland Group will retain ownership of the new company, GAIG will report to a newly formed board of directors and within a dedicated management structure, Grenland said.
GAIG added three Leica HDS6000 systems to its fleet of laser scanners, bringing the total to more than ten, including four HDS6000s. President Haug said the new equipment, and the relocation of its Houston operations into larger quarters, are part of the company’s “short-term initiative to build infrastructure and ramp up global operations.”
The GAIG business also announced it had appointed a new operations manager for its Stavanger office. Bard AtleWiig Olsen, who assumed the role in July 2007, has extensive project experience with 3D laser scanning, GPS, photogrammetry and 3D visualization at Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner AS, where he managed projects for Statoil, Fabricom, Aibel and other clients.