John Copple, CEO of Sanborn, a photogrammetric mapping and geospatial industry leader based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has recently announced that the company has appointed Mr. Shankar Narayana as vice president of sales and marketing for Sanborn Technology Resources located in Mumbai, India. In this position, Shankar will be responsible for extending growth in key international markets by developing and maintaining relationships in Asia and surrounding regions. He will work extensively with government, private and public sector agencies to provide bundled solutions and support the growing need for mapping and geospatial solutions.
Shankar came to Sanborn from Space Imaging in Denver, where he served as director of Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS) operations. In this position he was successful in establishing twenty-two IRS ground station system upgrades and executed contracts with seventeen countries world wide including, USA, Japan Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar, Europe, Dubai, Abu Dhabi Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Ecuador, Gabon and Russian. He was very successful in promoting the IRS brand to international markets.
Shankar holds a post graduate diploma in electronics/instrumentation from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore University and has completed proficiency advanced post graduate courses in software engineering, microprocessor based instrumentation, digital data display systems. He is also a life member of Aeronautical Society of India.