June 01, 2007 -- James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce that information systems specialist David A. Hannington has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hannington brings 24 years’ experience in strategic planning and operations, quality control and training for the U.S. Air Force, with specific expertise in geospatial data management and aerial navigation.
During his military career, Mr. Hannington spearheaded and managed training in the use of GPS, multiple GIS applications, and mission planning software, contributing to successful operations in support of homeland defense and the global war on terror. A quality expert, he led teams of officer instructors in program effectiveness assessment and provided quality control for offensive systems officer in-flight mission training. He assisted in maintaining and supporting Global Reach for America, including coordination and support for flight planning on worldwide aerial missions, the development of aircrew training programs, and the provision of tactics and intelligence support for aircrews and senior staff. Among his assignments was to lead efforts to execute air-tasking orders supporting the North American Air Defense Command’s contribution to Operation Noble Eagle in its mission against terrorist aggression.
In addition to his military training, Mr. Hannington has a BS in Political Science from the University of Maine at Orono (Distinguished Graduate AFROTC) and a Master's of Management Information Systems from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. He has received numerous awards for meritorious military service, combat readiness, and national defense service.
According to Sewall President and CEO Dr. James H. Page, "David Hannington brings an impressive record of overall excellence with special accomplishment in the areas of geospatial technology management and quality assurance/quality control.. He possesses exceptional ability in the field of strategic planning and combines his knowledge of technology and teamwork to produce superior results. His addition to our management staff will further ensure our ability to provide the highest value of service to our clients.”
Mr. Hannington says, "I am delighted to be on board with one of the nation's premier consulting and mapping firms. I share Sewall's vision to provide reliable, innovative, and quality service supported by the effective use of technology. It is an honor to be able to serve this company and its clients with the same commitment and enthusiasm I served this great Country."
Founded in 1880, Sewall provides comprehensive engineering, forestry, and GIS consulting services to government and industry. Sewall's consulting expertise is supported by 50 years' experience in geospatial data development, including aerial photography and photogrammetric mapping; 30 years' in geodatabase and application development; and 10 years’ in digital orthophotography. Recently Sewall has delivered Web-based GIS and now offers geospatial solutions using LiDAR. To obtain more information, contact: Lisa Schoonmaker, Communications Director, at (207) 827-4456, x218; Email: