DENVER, Colo. (July 27, 2006): Intermap Technologies, Inc. (TSX: IMP; AIM: IMAP), a geospatial market leader proactively remapping entire countries and building highly accurate digital elevation datasets, has hired Richard Smolenski as vice president of sales.
As VP of sales, Richard will draw on nearly 30 years of international sales and business development experience to spearhead Intermap's global sales strategy in support of the company's extensive NEXTMap line of products and services.
Richard's background includes executive-level responsibility for the sale of complex high-technology communications, wireless, video, intelligence collection, and embedded control systems, as well as the negotiation of international military, government, and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) contracts. Richard excelled in sales, business development and management at Harris Corporation, while benefiting from years of formal sales and management training. After ten years at Harris, Richard worked in upper management with a number of entrepreneurial firms. Most recently, he was responsible for business development and sales on behalf of an artificial intelligence software firm featuring a product for detecting threatening behaviors in CCTV (closed-circuit television) surveillance systems. He is also the co-inventor of a patented system to protect recorded video evidence from tampering.
"It's truly exciting to be working with a group of outstanding professionals who personify the entrepreneurial spirit and share my commitment to the discovery and development of new opportunities within the geospatial industry," stated Smolenski.
"Richard is a tremendous addition to our executive team. He is a skilled senior sales strategist and tactician with a history of producing profitable results. His considerable talents will help us drive our sales efforts as we expand our collection of data around the globe," commented Garth Lawrence, senior vice president of operations at Intermap. "Additionally, most sales teams in the mapping industry have technical backgrounds and do not have the advantage of formal sales training programs that are common in large companies like Harris. We look forward to the leadership and mentoring that Richard will provide to our sales staff."
Richard, a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, resides with his family in Denver, Colorado.
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap enables customers to facilitate better decision-making and create applications for numerous commercial, governmental, military, and consumer products through the purchase of high quality and affordable elevation datasets. The company is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic maps that include elevation data.
Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications are emerging, including geographical information systems (GIS), engineering planning, transportation, automotive, navigation, flood, irrigation, environmental management and planning, telecommunications/wireless network planning, aviation, simulation, and 3D visualization. Internet applications include virtual tours, topographic maps and computer games. Datasets are also used to add interactive intelligence to airborne and satellite imagery.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap Technologies employs more than 250 people worldwide, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Munich, and Jakarta. For more information, visit www.intermap.com.
Contact: Intermap Technologies
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing