Optech announces the addition of Perry DesRosiers to its ALTM Sales Team

Toronto, May 10, 2005 – Optech Incorporated, the global leader in the development and manufacture of laser-based survey instruments, is pleased to announce that Perry DesRosiers has accepted the position of Regional Sales Manager, Canada, South & Central America, for the Terrestrial Survey Division.

Mr. DesRosiers has been with Optech since 2003 as a Sales Representative for the Laser Imaging Division and brings a wealth of success and experience in the geospatial industry to this new position in the Terrestrial Survey Division.

“The division is ecstatic in acquiring a customer-oriented sales professional who combines a substantial academic background with superior experience,” said Jake Jenkins, Director, Terrestrial Survey Division for Optech. “We welcome Perry to the ALTM Sales Team and look forward to his contributions.”

Mr. DesRosiers’ new position is the latest in Optech’s continuing effort to streamline the ALTM sales team across geographic regions, thus giving a stronger and more focused sales experience to its customers.

Before joining Optech, Mr. DesRosiers held the position of Regional Sales Manager, Central USA and Canada, at Thales Navigation. Mr. DesRosiers has also held sales positions with Trimble Navigation Ltd. and Cansel Survey Equipment.

Optech’s ALTM sets the global standard for airborne laser terrain mapping with data acquisition rates of up to 100,000 pulses per second and innovative options such as intensity, full waveform digitization, simultaneous first/last pulse measurement, roll compensation, and digital camera integration. With more systems in operation worldwide than any other airborne laser mapping instrument, ALTM is the solution of choice where fast, detailed and accurate topographic elevation data are needed.

About Optech
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of airborne laser terrain mapping systems. In addition to the ALTM, Optech offers client-driven solutions in hydrographic surveying, laser imaging, space-based atmospheric monitors and spaceborne landing/docking systems.

For further information, please contact:
Jake Jenkins
Director, Terrestrial Survey Division
Optech Incorporated
100 Wildcat Road
Toronto, ON M3J 2Z9
(416) 661-5904