New Zealand, October 30, 2014: AAM NZ, a wholly owned subsidiary of AAM, has opened a new office in Napier, New Zealand. AAM NZ along with its New Zealand investors, Knox Investment Partners, will cater to the geospatial market of the region.
Tim Farrier, who previously worked as Photogrammetry Manager for 11 years at the recently liquidated New Zealand Aerial Mapping (NZAM), will lead the Hawke’s Bay team as General Manager. NZAM has handled several aerial mapping projects on New Zealand for around eight decades but was recently forced to liquidate after receivers could not find a buyer. The decision to put NZAM in receivership was taken after the company ran out of cash, with $1.5 million in payments outstanding from contracts in Saudi Arabia.
Tim is joined by Dave Froggatt and Lorraine Claydon, also formerly of NZAM, to create a formidable team with an unmatched background and knowledge of the New Zealand aerial survey environment. “AAM New Zealand will be totally focussed on building the right solutions for New Zealand with the right mix of technology and local experience” Farrier said.
“It is clearly an exciting development for us” said AAM CEO, Mark Freeburn. “Tim, David and Lorraine bring a world class skill set to the local AAM NZ office. They are well respected and admired and while we would love to use their skills in all parts of AAM we know that for the time being their hearts and minds are set on the task of rebuilding the New Zealand aerial survey capability through AAM NZ.” Freeburn concluded.