Toronto, Canada: Optech announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors. They are David Nale, Philip Lapp, Dan Cornacchia, and Tony LaVista.
David Nale has extensive experience in photogrammetry, mapping and GIS. As an entrepreneur and technical specialist in the survey and remote sensing markets, Nale has been directly responsible for the detailed photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping of hundreds of cities, regions and government projects throughout the world. He serves as a geospatial consultant to a number of major corporations, and is currently the owner/CEO of eMap International.
Philip Lapp is a senior figure in the Canadian high-tech sector, formerly a senior technical manager for Canadian aeronautics/space companies such as SPAR Aerospace Ltd. and DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. Lapp is a former President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. He has received numerous professional honours in his career, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Sociaty of Canada.
Dan Cornacchia is an experienced business advisor with a recognised background in governance and risk oversight and management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, with more than 35 years’ experience at Ernst & Young in entrepreneurial business and finance.
Tony LaVista is an expert in financing process and banking operations and has been a trusted advisor to Optech for more than 12 years. He is a founder of the Royal Bank of Canada, Knowledge Based Industries (KBI) group, where he spent over 10 years.