Dayton’s GeoShack Joins Leica Geosystems Network

Sat March 12, 2005 - Midwest Edition

Leica Geosystems announced the appointment of GeoShack (formerly Blue Beam) as a distributor in Ohio.

“We are delighted to welcome GeoShack into the Leica Geosystems family,” said Bob Williams, president of the Leica Geosystems Surveying and Engineering Division for the Americas.

“GeoShack is well known for its technical expertise and strong sales organization in machine automation and construction instruments with a loyal customer base throughout the Ohio region,” he added.

In Ohio, GeoShack will represent Leica Geosystems in construction lasers, surveying, engineering and construction machine automation systems.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, GeoShack was formed in 2003 by the merger of Blue Beam, Spectra Laser & Precision Instruments, Laserline Ontario and Construction & Survey Instruments.

GeoShack has sales professionals, technical service specialists and administrative support in 13 major market areas in North America with over 100 employees.

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination.

Leica currently has 2,370 employees, with 600 located in the United States. It is structured in six divisions: Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Metrology, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.

Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America and Asia. Leica Geosystems has 20 wholly-owned sales subsidiaries worldwide and representation in more than 120 countries.

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