DENVER - Intermap Technologies Corp. today announced the passing of Dr. Craig Marks at approximately 11:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2009. A member of the Intermap board of directors for over a decade, Dr. Marks received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and worked for 37 years in engineering and technology development in the automotive industry. He spent 27 years in engineering at General Motors and then went on to executive positions within TRW and Allied Signal (now Honeywell). After leaving Allied Signal, Dr. Marks was engaged as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. He joined the Intermap board of directors in January 1998 and was a driving force in shaping the Company's current and future vision.
"Intermap has lost a fine and dedicated director, and Michigan has truly lost one of its finest citizens," said Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and CEO. "In Intermap's very early days, Craig commented that when we discover a new way to measure things, great inventions follow. Craig believed as I do that Intermap's vision has a higher purpose that will benefit our society by making automobile travel safer and more efficient. Craig has been an example to all around him of how to balance a successful career with family life, and service to the community. He graduated life with honor and without regret and I will miss him deeply."
The Company is conducting a search for a replacement member to the board of directors and expects to announce a new member by the end of this calendar year.
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) is a preeminent digital mapping company creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, GPS maps, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.