Calgary, May 25, 2010: Tecterra Inc., a Canadian national commercialization organization supporting the development and enabling the commercialization of geomatics technologies, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, P.Eng, as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Dr. Abousalem has been appointed to lead the company through the launch of its activities in providing integrated resource management technology solutions to energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and land management and development applications.
As an accomplished senior executive, Mohamed brings with him over 18 years of significant experience in the geomatics industry including product and business management as well as marketing and corporate development. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development, Strategy and Human Resources at Hemisphere GPS, where he led various strategic and operational corporate initiatives. Before joining Hemisphere GPS, he held various senior management positions at Magellan Navigation. Prior engagements included management and development roles at Position Inc., Thales Geosolutions (now Fugro) and Pulsearch Navigation Systems. Mohamed is a civil engineering graduate from Alexandria University, Egypt, and he holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
"Mohamed’s extensive experience in the geomatics sector is of a great value to Tecterra’s mission," stated Steve Mulherin, Chariman of Tecterra. "His experience working with industry, academe and government is what is required for Tecterra to succeed. We are very pleased to welcome Mohamed to the Tecterra team."
“I am very excited about joining the Tecterra team to build a world class commercialization organization for the geomatics industry in Alberta and across Canada,” stated Dr. Abousalem. “I am eager to work with our industry, university and government partners to enable the development and commercialization of geomatics products that enhance the value of resource and land management across the country.”
About Tecterra Inc.
Tecterra Inc. is a national commercialization organization supporting the development and commercialization of technologies in geomatics for integrated resource management in Canada. Tecterra was created to be a world leader in enabling the commercialization of integrated resource management technology solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and land management and development applications. The first centre of its kind, Tecterra will work with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government partners to enable the use of geomatics technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges in resource management. Tecterra, a non-profit organization, is governed by an independent Board of Directors representing key industry sectors associated with Tecterra’s focus markets. For more information about Tecterra, go to www.tecterra.com.