GeoSLAM Appoints Richard Betts, CEO and John Allan, Vice President Sales & Marketing

GeoSLAM Appoints Richard Betts, CEO and John Allan, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Company Continues to Grow Business with a Global Network of over 45 Distributors across 37 countries

Bingham, UK – February 23, 2017GeoSLAM, the pioneer of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping)-based handheld 3D indoor mapping systems today announced the Board of Directors has appointed Richard Betts as CEO and John Allan as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The appointment comes as the four-year-old company continues its rapid global business expansion with a worldwide network of over 45 distributors in 37 countries that sell its award-winning SLAM technology. GeoSLAM enables real time 3D modelling of indoor or enclosed environments without the need for GPS. The technology is used in a wide variety of sectors including architecture, construction, BIM, surveying, mining and forestry.

Richard Betts brings his proven global corporate expansion expertise to GeoSLAM, having previously worked as President of Mettoni Inc, a provider of unified communication software solutions with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Enghouse Interactive in the Americas.

“What GeoSLAM has achieved in these past few years since coming on the market is incredibly impressive – the company is already renowned for its ZEB1 and ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping devices, its successful distributor network and its global reach,” said Richard Betts, CEO of GeoSLAM. “I am excited to work with the team to help further establish GeoSLAM as the global leader in its field and beyond, by continuing to develop cutting-edge technologies and by extending an invaluable service across additional vertical sectors.”

Reporting directly to Betts, John Allan brings extensive global experience in geospatial, remote sensing/photogrammetry and maritime monitoring industries. Previous appointments he has held include senior marketing and sales positions with ERDAS, BAE Systems and exactEarth Ltd.

In his new role, John Allan is responsible for the ongoing expansion of GeoSLAM’s global sales and marketing strategy.

“I’m excited to join GeoSLAM at this pivotal transition time as the company continues to scale up its commercial infrastructure and strengthen its worldwide offering,” said John Allan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, GeoSLAM. “I look forward to working together with GeoSLAM’s talented team to fully realize the potential of this amazing technology.”

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About GeoSLAM

GeoSLAM was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between CSIRO (Australia’s national science agency and the inventors of WiFi) and a UK-based investor. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of market leading Geospatial SLAM hardware and software solutions, including the ZEB1 and ZEB-REVO handheld mobile indoor mapping systems. Based in the UK, GeoSLAM has a global network of distributors, with a presence in 37 countries across 6 continents.

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