Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging changed its name to ERDAS, Inc., Recently making several acquisitions, the combined company is reintroducing the ERDAS name and will do business under this name moving forward. In 2007, the division acquired Acquis, ER Mapper, and IONIC, providing the company with new technology and strengthening its global presence.
CONTECH Construction Products Inc. integrated its field marketing and sales teams, streamlining the operating divisions and appointing Stephen R. Spanagel as president—Sales and Marketing division, and Thomas P. Slabe as president—Bridges and Walls division. The company will combine its field marketing teams—previously residing in each of the four operating divisions—into one marketing team aligned with the national sales force. CONTECH also announced integration of the Bridge and Earth Stabilization divisions’ operations into a more unified and customer-responsive division, enabling streamlined communications.