Chief Executive Officer Anne Hale Miglarese announced recently the appointment of Maxime Elbaz as chief operating officer of EarthData International. EarthData is an airborne data collection, mapping, and GIS services organization in US that provides clients with customized products, services, and GIS applications to support a wide range of land-use, resource management, and engineering activities. Elbaz will manage the mapping and GIS company’s aviation, data processing, GIS, and research and development divisions, as well as lead worldwide corporate sales. Elbaz brings to these activities over 20 years of operational management and business development experience in remote sensing, geospatial, and high-tech industries, including experience as president and chief executive officer of KGI, a Kodak subsidiary specializing in geospatial solutions.
Prior to joining EarthData, Elbaz served as general manager of Underwriters Laboratories’ Environmental Restricted Substances Business Unit, where he orchestrated the business expansion into Asian markets. Prior to that Elbaz had a distinguished career with Eastman Kodak, where his experience covered both operational management of the consumer and commercial digital and film imaging divisions, as well as worldwide business development. Originally from France, Elbaz holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester, USA and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Louis Pasteur University, France.