Redlands, California—ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, announces that Robert Brook has joined ESRI as pipeline industry solutions manager. Brook comes to ESRI from New Century Software in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was the manager of Marketing and Business Development.
To meet the diverse needs for geographic technology in this industry, ESRI is expanding its utility team to include a pipeline professional. "Robert Brook brings considerable pipeline expertise to this expanding market for ESRI," says Bill Meehan, ESRI director of utilities. "His depth of understanding of how GIS can provide real value to pipeline operators was key to bringing Rob on board."
With more than 15 years of GIS experience, Brook brings a unique set of skills and knowledge to the role at ESRI. He has seen many sides of the GIS and pipeline industries through experience in oil and gas exploration, pipeline construction and management, account management, and the development and implementation of ESRI industry solutions. He is currently reviving ESRI's Pipeline Industry Group, serves on the ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model steering committee, and is a member of the GeoGathering Conference steering committee as well as a representative on the Geospatial Information and Technology Association's (GITA) pipeline Industry Trends Advisory Group (ITAG).
Says Brook, "This is a very exciting and dynamic marketplace with strong ESRI business partners, distributors, and customers. I look forward to developing this network and playing a key role in the growth of the marketplace."
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, 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 www.esri.com.
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