Norcross, USA, September 04, 2007: With the recent acquisition of IONIC Software, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced that Vincent Dessard, its former CEO, will join the executive management team as Vice President of Business Development. Vincent will continue to manage IONIC Software during the integration process over the next several months.
Dessard has spent more than fifteen years in the geospatial information industry, vitally contributing to the interoperability and standards definitions for both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In 1999, Dessard co-founded IONIC Software in Belgium, and, in 2001, co-founded IONIC Enterprise, IONIC’s presence in the USA. During his time at IONIC, Dessard served as CEO and Executive Director, in addition to spearheading sales and business development efforts. Dessard continues to serve as a member of the OGC Management and Planning Committee and Chairman of the OGC Europe Forum. In addition, he is also the head of the Belgian Delegation at ISO-TC211.
“I am excited to integrate IONIC’s RedSpider technology to further enhance Leica Geosystems’ data management capabilities for service-oriented enterprise systems, empowering the continued development of solutions with seamless interoperable spatial data infrastructure based on OGC/ISO standards” said Vincent Dessard.