Christopher Tucker Joins Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

{mosaddphp:mega-house.php}Norcross, GA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging is pleased to announce that Christopher Tucker will join the management team as Senior Vice President, National Programs, with purview over U.S. Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and associated Federal Programs.

Tucker is former President and CEO of IONIC Enterprise, which was recently acquired by Leica Geosystems.  IONIC is a global provider of products and solutions for interoperable web-mapping, location-based services, imagery management and distributed geo-processing.  Tucker will continue to manage IONIC Enterprise during its integration into Leica Geosystems over the next several months.  In his move to Leica Geosystems, Tucker will continue his Board seats with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

“We are pleased that Chris has joined the management team at Leica Geosystems,” said Bob Morris, President and CEO, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “With experience at all levels of the geospatial interoperability world, and deep understanding of the U.S. national security community, Chris brings invaluable experience to Leica Geosystems.”

“I find the marriage of Leica Geosystems remote sensing and photogrammetry expertise with IONIC’s leadership in OGC compliant spatial data infrastructures to be a very compelling offering,” said Tucker. “I am thrilled to join the management team as we combine our technology to offer new and exciting solutions, meeting the full spectrum of our customers’ needs.”

Prior to joining IONIC, Tucker was the first Chief Strategic Officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund, focusing his efforts on developing In-Q-Tel’s overall strategy for tackling the Agency’s IT problems. Tucker managed a portfolio of technical projects, issues of organizational design and relations with the intelligence community, industry and media. Tucker holds a  B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
To be successful in our changing marketplace, you need reliable, enterprise-enabled geospatial information. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging transforms your raw data to useable information, integrating a broad range of geospatial technology throughout your enterprise, via web-based, mobile and desktop clients. Delivering the most comprehensive solutions in image exploitation, processing, visualization and data management, Leica Geosystems provides robust image compression techniques and the most efficient delivery of imagery over the Internet or within an organization. With Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability, Leica Geosystems develops solutions with the most advanced service-oriented platform available.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products trust them for their precision, seamless integration, interoperability and superior customer support.  Geospatial solutions from Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right.

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