Santa Clara, April 16, 2010 — Ashtech® announced today it has appointed Francisco Granadino NCSA Sales Director effective immediately. Granadino will be responsible for Ashtech sales in North America, Central America and South America.
"We are pleased to welcome Francisco to Ashtech," said Francois Erceau, general manager and vice president of Ashtech. “Franciso’s experience will both deepen and broaden our ability grow the rebirth of Ashtech in the Americas."
Granadino had most recently been vice president of sales and marketing for a privately held value added reseller of wireless solutions to carriers, ISPs, utilities, government, education, enterprise, and transportation sectors. Before that he has been a technical marketing manager for a firm that provides distributed computing solutions and services.
He received an MBA from Santa Clara University, Calif., and holds a BS degree, electrical engineering, from San Jose State University, Calif.
Recognized as an industry innovator, Ashtech has been developing GNSS technology for more than 25 years. Ashtech is the creator of BLADE™ technology, which introduces a unique patented method to the market using multiple GNSS constellations for high-accuracy positioning. Ashtech has also introduced the MobileMapper™ series of products for GIS and mapping, as well as the ProFlex™ 500 and ProMark™ series, including the ProMark 500, ProMark3 RTK and ProMark 3, a well-recognized GNSS Land Survey product line currently on the market. Ashtech S.A.S. is privately held and headquartered in Carquefou, France, with offices in Beijing, China, and Singapore, as well as affiliates in Santa Clara, California (Ashtech LLC) and Moscow ( Ashtech A/O LLC). For more information on Ashtech, visit www.ashtech.com.