RICHMOND, VA – September 25, 2008 – Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in geospatial and engineering consulting services, is pleased to announce that Lowell Ballard has been named as Director of Geospatial Solutions and will oversee the company’s Technology division.
Ballard has been working in the Geospatial industry for nearly 20 years, consulting to both public and Fortune 200 private clients across numerous vertical markets including natural resources, economic development, transportation, utilities, public safety and land records. He is recognized as an industry expert in the integration of Geospatial and traditional Information Technologies and has been profiled by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) as an industry expert in ArcGIS Server Technologies.
“Lowell has consistently demonstrated an outstanding understanding of how technology can help clients solve problems and achieve their vision. His ability to communicate this both on a tactical and strategic level has, and will continue to, provide unique value to our clients,” said Brian Bortell, PE, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Lowell’s standing in the geospatial community is unparalleled. His forward thinking and focus on Enterprise solutions has allowed his clients to be out in front with the best applications possible.”
A regular speaker on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), geospatial ROI and the benefits of spatial integration, the work performed by Ballard’s team has received both national and international recognition including NASCIO awards and the opportunity to be profiled during the ESRI plenary session at the annual International User’s Conference.
“I’m looking forward to furthering Timmons Group’s commitment to ESRI technologies and helping clients realize their visions through technology,” said Ballard, referencing his new opportunity. “We’ve focused very hard on Enterprise solutions across ESRI’s ArcGIS Mobile, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Explorer and the complete line of ESRI server-based Enterprise solutions. We recruit only the best and brightest individuals and we’re committed to the technology.”
Ballard will lead three operational units focused on Enterprise Applications, E-Government and Business Solutions.
About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a leading provider of geospatial, information architecture and engineering services focusing on ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Mobile and Enterprise solutions. Timmons Group is a privately held ENR 500 company and maintains a strong business partner relationship with ESRI. Timmons Group has been a recipient of both the ESRI Business Partner of the Year award and the ESRI Foundation Partner of the Year award. Timmons Group was selected, as part of the Virginia Department of Forestry IFRIS project, to participate in the 2007 ESRI User conference plenary session. An opportunity provided to only two ESRI solutions in the world.
Tim Asimos, Marketing Manager