September 11, 2009 -- SHEBOYGAN, WI—Aero-Metric, Inc. announced that Bob Richards, Jr. has joined the firm as the National Director of Program Management.
Mr. Richards brings a wealth of expertise and professional project management insight to Aero-Metric. His domestic and international experience in program and asset management on surveying, photogrammetric, and GIS related projects, and the ability to solve complex business problems were elements that attracted Aero-Metric to bring him on board.
Prior to joining Aero-Metric, Mr. Richards was employed by Fugro Pelagos, Inc. where he served in a number of functional, managerial, and executive roles. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACEC), the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), The Hydrographic Society of America, the Marine Technology Society, and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
“We are very pleased to have Bob join the Aero-Metric management team,” said Pat Olson, Aero-Metric’s President and CEO. “Bob’s passion for and understanding of the geospatial profession along with his extensive experience in program and asset management are just a few of the characteristics that he will bring to our firm. His strong personal ties to our profession along with his professional approach to program management will serve as an added source of strength to our business practices.”
Mr. Richards said, “The geospatial profession has provided me the opportunity to grow professionally throughout my career and I am pleased to have the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge with the team of like-minded professionals at Aero-Metric.”
Mr. Richards graduated with a degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University where he also earned his commission as an officer in the United States Navy. During his 6 years in the Navy, Mr. Richards gained significant experience in managing survey projects for ports, harbors, and safe navigation purposes. His private sector experience includes developing and managing innovative seafloor mapping solutions utilizing the latest multibeam, lidar, and GIS technologies. Mr. Richards is also a Professional Civil Engineer with significant experience in underwater engineering challenges.
Aero-Metric, Inc. is a full-service geospatial solutions company built on over eight decades of consistent, quality service and enduring client relationships. The firm offers a comprehensive range of aerial mapping and GIS services including the latest in photogrammetric, lidar, satellite and airborne imaging technology and has earned a reputation for technical excellence, superior service, and on-time delivery. For more information please call 920-457-3631 or visit