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July 3, 2013

Leica Geosystems taps in-house veteran to target plant segment


Laser scanning manufacturer names Joel Hurt, Jr., as plant segment manager, NAFTA

Leica Geosystems said Wednesday it appointed Joel Hurt, Jr., to the newly formed position of plant segment manager for the NAFTA region.

Leica’s HDS laser scanning hardware, as well as the new Nova MS50 MultiStation (combining total station technology with 3D laser scanning, imaging and GNSS positioning) and 3D modeling software systems are used by a large number of EPCs, asset owners and operators and service providers to generate deliverables for plant-related projects such as new construction, retrofit work and documenting the as-built facility.

Hurt combines his extensive involvement in laser scanning and 3D imaging software with more than 25 years of experience in the plant design and engineering field, including nuclear power generation and the refining and chemical industries.

Since 2005, Hurt has worked within the Leica Geosystems Business Unit as director of business development for scanning software. He also previously served as product manager for plant solutions at Bentley Systems, Inc.

“Laser scanning, precision layout and 3D modeling are increasingly recognized as ways to improve efficiency, decrease downtime and mitigate risk,” Hurt said. “With our market-leading HDS laser scanners, total stations, multistations, point-enabling software and other 3D technologies, Leica Geosystems is already a trusted name in plant solutions. Our continued investment reaffirms our commitment to this vital market segment.”

Headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, with a U.S. base in Norcross, Ga., Leica Geosystems is part of the Sweden-based Hexagon Group.

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