SAM, Inc. Founder and President Honored for Entrepreneurial Success

Austin, TX – June 12, 2012 — Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), a nationally recognized provider of geospatial data solutions, is pleased to announce that Samir "Sam" G. Hanna, RPLS, founder and president of the firm, has been named as a winner of the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2012. Mr. Hanna, who had previously been named as a finalist in the Central Texas region, was announced as a winner on June 7. The award was presented at a gala event held at the downtown Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas.

The awards program is conducted annually by Ernst and Young to recognize business leaders who’ve demonstrated exceptional success in building their companies. The focus of the awards is on entrepreneurial achievement in starting new companies, opening new markets, and adding to job growth. The award cycle begins with regional winners, then advances to the national and international levels. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Award winner, will be announced at their national awards event later this fall.

Mr. Hanna attributed much of this success to his team, saying "This achievement was made possible by bringing together the best people, working with the best tools and technology in our industry, and staying focused on quality and customer service".

This award is another in a series of recent high-profile successes by the firm. In April, 2012, SAM, Inc. received a national Honor Award in Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies, and was also recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine as one of the top engineering design firms in the nation, debuting on their annual Top 500 List with a ranking of 146.

About Surveying And Mapping, Inc.
Founded in 1994, SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions with advanced surveying and mapping technologies. SAM, Inc. offers land surveying, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering, and geographic information system (GIS) services. The firm’s wholly owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, Inc. (SAM-CS, Inc.), also offers a full suite of construction phase services. SAM, Inc. is one of the fastest growing land surveying and aerial mapping companies in North America and has recently experienced unprecedented growth driven by the electric utilities and oil and gas industries. The company has invested extensively in surveying and mapping technologies and continues to be an industry leader in advancing their geospatial expertise. The firm is able to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions through routine integration of data across their service disciplines and continuous investment in training and new technologies. SAM, Inc. combines its experience, qualifications, and resources to solve the most challenging problems and deliver the best value for clients. For more information, visit