Bryant Ralston Joins GCS Research as Director of Sales

Missoula, Montana, 25 January 2011 – GCS Research, developers of advanced geospatial solutions, announced today the addition of Mr. Bryant Ralston as the Director of Sales. Mr. Ralston will be helping customers design, develop, and implement GCS Research solutions across the public and private sector.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Bryant to our team,” said Dr. Alex Philp, President and CEO of GCS. “He brings great energy and experience to GCS and will be instrumental in continuing the success we’ve created over the last few years.”

Mr. Ralston brings twenty years of professional GIS experience to GCS Research. He has worked closely with customers in the government, public safety, energy, commercial, and IT markets. From 1997-2001 he served as the Esri Northwest Partner Channel Manager where he built and managed a successful team of Esri business partners across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Mr. Ralston was the recipient of the 2006 GIS Professional Excellence Award presented by the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP). In addition, Mr. Ralston was instrumental in setting up the recently renewed Esri Enterprise License Agreement currently benefitting State of Montana GIS endeavors. He most recently served as the Esri Senior Account Executive for Idaho and Montana.

“It is an honor to be named the Director of Sales of GCS Research and I am looking forward to contributing to their continued success and helping expand their customer portfolio. GCS is a firm of talented individuals with a strong understanding of the industry, and their solutions and service have earned them an excellent reputation. They are the leading GIS solutions company in the entire Intermountain West,” said Ralston.

GCS’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Michael Beltz, related, “I’ve worked with Bryant in professional GIS circles for over a decade and know from that experience he’ll be a dynamic addition to GCS.”

Mr. Ralston received a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Pre-Law in 1993 and a Master of Arts in Geography in 1995 from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Mr. Ralston received his MBA Essentials certificate from the University of Montana, Missoula in 2005.

About GCS Research
GCS Research is an internationally-recognized leader in advanced geospatial technology solutions. We specialize in creating high-end GIS applications that combine leading edge technology and high-performance analytical ability with a streamlined, user-intuitive front. Our company focus is on the communication needed to deliver intelligent human interfaces for geospatial analysis, while simplifying access and control for increasingly distributed geographic information. To learn more about GCS Research, please contact Bryant at or visit the website at