WhiteStar Corp. recently introduced Brad Taggart as Director of Technology. Taggart, who brings two decades of experience related to geographic information and digital mapping in the petroleum industry, will oversee production of WhiteStar’s growing line of digital cartographic products for oil & gas, pipeline, and natural resource customers.
As Director of Technology, Taggart will have three primary responsibilities at WhiteStar. He will handle all internal information technology (IT) functions. He will also be responsible for implementing and maintaining the processing technologies and workflows that create WhiteStar products and services. Taggart will also leverage his considerable technical expertise to develop advanced new technologies that WhiteStar will use to deliver additional lines of products and services to its customers.
WhiteStar has already tasked Taggart with developing a new digital cartographic product that clients will access and utilize directly inside their existing ArcGIS systems. This product is currently undergoing beta testing.
WhiteStar hired Taggart specifically to assist with the rapid growth the company has experienced with the rollout of several new product lines in the past year. In January, WhiteStar introduced the Lot & Tract Database, an enhanced product and service line based on the U.S. Land Grid. And in late 2005, the company unveiled additional CartoBase digital cartographic products for the oil & gas industry. Three new states were added to the existing line – Louisiana, Wyoming and Utah.