Leica Geosystems Expands Distribution in Ohio and Michigan

Leica Geosystems today announced the appointment of GeoShack (formerly Blue Beam) as a distributor in Ohio and Michigan.

“We are delighted to welcome GeoShack into the Leica Geosystems family,” said Bob Williams, president of the Leica Geosystems Surveying and Engineering Division for the Americas.  “GeoShack is well known for its technical expertise and strong sales organization in machine automation and construction instruments with a loyal customer base throughout the Ohio and Michigan regions.”

In Ohio, GeoShack will represent Leica Geosystems in construction lasers, surveying, engineering and construction machine automation systems.  In Michigan, GeoShack will distribute Leica construction lasers and machine automation systems.  Leica surveying products will continue to be distributed in Michigan through Leica Geosystems’ senior sales representative Rick Sauve.  In Ohio, senior sales representative Colin Fletcher will work closely with GeoShack to build the surveying business in that market.  

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, GeoShack was formed in 2003 by the merger of Blue Beam, Spectra Laser & Precision Instruments, Laserline Ontario and Construction & Survey Instruments.  Operating under the concept “Everything for Jobsite Accuracy,” GeoShack has sales professionals, technical service specialists and administrative support in 13 major market areas in North America with over 100 employees.

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination.  The company has a turnover of almost 700 million Swiss francs and is listed on the Swiss Exchange.  Leica currently has 2,370 employees, with 600 located in the United States.  It is structured in six divisions:  Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Metrology, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.  Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America and Asia.  Leica Geosystems has 20 wholly-owned sales subsidiaries worldwide and representation in more than 120 countries.

For sales inquiries, contact Leica online at www.leica-geosystems.com or your local Leica dealer.