Bluesky Appoints Robert Loughran as International Sales Manager

Leicestershire, UK, 09 December 2013 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has appointed Robert Loughran, an experienced geospatial business development executive, to the position of International Sales Manager. Loughran has previously held senior positions with geotechnical survey company Fugro, geospatial product and service company Infoterra and aerial mapping company BKS Surveys. Loughran joins Bluesky at an exciting time as the Leicestershire company looks to expand its global operation maximising on its investment in state of the art aerial survey equipment.
“We have invested in the only fully integrated aerial survey system in the world,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International, “combining a photogrammetric survey camera, state of the art LiDAR sensor and thermal infra-red imaging system. This makes Bluesky the ideal choice for mapping and modelling projects across Europe.”
“In order to expand our existing international operation we needed an experienced business development professional. Robert was the ideal candidate having worked across Europe and elsewhere achieving a large annual sales target within the geographic information sector.”
Loughran joins Bluesky from Fugro Geospatial Services where he held the position of European Sales Manager. Heading a team of Business Development Managers Loughran was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s sales and marketing strategy across the region, managing existing accounts and developing new business. Loughran also worked for Infoterra (now Astrium Geoservices).
“This is an exciting time to be joining Bluesky,” added Loughran. “Their product offering is unique and their reputation enviable. I am confident that my skills and experience together with my knowledge of a varied range of geospatial applications will combine perfectly and I am really looking forward to helping Bluesky expand their existing international operation.”
Bluesky’s integrated aerial mapping system, developed by Optech, combines the Orion M300 LiDAR (Light Imaging and Detection), CS-LW640 Long Wave Infrared thermal sensor and a CS-10000 RGB camera. The integrated system offers a range of data capture benefits including industry leading data precision and accuracy, improved interoperability of multiple data types and significant cost savings achieved through the simultaneous capture.
About Bluesky
Bluesky is a UK-based specialist in aerial imaging and remote sensing data collection and processing. An internationally recognised leader with projects extending around the globe, Bluesky is proud to work with prestigious organisations such as Google, the BBC and Government Agencies. Bluesky has unrivalled expertise in the creation of seamless, digital aerial photography, 3D landscape/cityscape visualisations and prints and also runs a national mapping centre, providing digital mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography including ultra-high resolution imagery of cities and towns. Bluesky is now leading the way developing innovative solutions for environmental applications including the UK’s first nationwide map of solar potential, citywide ‘heat loss’ maps, 3D maps of trees and their proximity to buildings and historical imagery.