Industry Leader Joins Esri as New Public Works Manager

Redlands, California—June 20, 2011—David Totman, former asset manager at Colorado Springs Utilities, joins Esri as the new industry solutions manager for public works. Totman replaces Chuck Cmeyla, who is retiring.

Employed in a variety of positions using GIS to solve analytic problems during the past 24 years, Totman brings a wealth of private- and public-sector experience to his new position.

"I'm a longtime user of Esri software, eager to apply my experience to Esri's public works initiatives," says Totman. "I look forward to meeting our users and showcasing Esri technologies and how they may be integrated into public works business processes."

Because public works departments are often early adopters of GIS, Totman believes they are well positioned to leverage an investment in the technology into other areas including

  • Performance management
  • Failure analysis
  • Workflow optimization
  • Mobile field input

Totman holds a BSE in geological engineering from Arizona State University, where he also did postgraduate studies for an MSE in civil engineering.

"We welcome David to our government team here on the Esri campus," says Chris Thomas, Esri state and local government solutions manager. "With his broad experience in GIS implementation in local government, I'm sure he will provide unique insight into the issues that are confronting public works officials and how those issues may be resolved."

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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