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December 22, 2016

Hemisphere GNSS Names Halsey New President and CEO

Halsey named Hemisphere GNSS President and CEO.

Hemisphere GNSS has named industry veteran Farlin Halsey as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 2, 2017. Halsey replaces interim president and CEO Xinping Guo, who has served in that position for eight months.

In addition, Halsey has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Guo, chairman and general manager of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology, which owns 100 percent of Hemisphere GNSS, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

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By Inside GNSS
September 22, 2016

Borden Named TAG Vice-President and COO

John Borden, Technology Advancement Group EVP/Chief Operations Officer

Technology Advancement Group (TAG) has named John Borden as its new executive vice-president and chief operating officer (COO). Borden previously was product director, GNSS systems and vice-president, programs and technology, for the company.

Borden, who oversees TAG’s day-to-day operations, joined the company when it was awarded a U.S. Army contract to provide program of record (POR) precise positioning service — GPS survey (PPS GPS-S).

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By Inside GNSS
August 16, 2016

Kevin Dennehy Joins Inside GNSS Editorial Staff

Kevin Dennehy with Gen. Peter Pace, former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at an Association for Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference.

Kevin Dennehy, a seasoned GNSS industry conference developer, columnist and writer and a retired Army National Guard officer, has joined Inside GNSS. As managing editor, he will be responsible for reporting online about the GNSS industry and working with Editor and Publisher Glen Gibbons on the print edition.

Contact him with company news and new product announcements at <kevin@insidegnss.com>.

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By Inside GNSS
July 17, 2016

Jade Morton: The Long and Scintillating Road

Jade Morton, in the front row at the right, with her sisters and grandmother

>>Jade Morton’s Compass Points

Yu — or Jade, in English — Morton is an electrical engineer, a professor at Colorado State University (bound for the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017), and a shining star in the world of GNSS. She left work for eight years to be a full-time mother, then returned to a university professorship and high-level research, where she has been recognized for her work on ionospheric effects on global navigation satellite systems.

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By Inside GNSS
July 6, 2016

New Royal Institute of Navigation Honors for Terry Moore

University of Nottingham Professor Terry Moore

Terry Moore, director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) at the University of Nottingham, will receive the J. E. D. Williams Medal on July 19 for his significant and varied contributions to the Royal Institute of Navigation (UK), in particular his leading role in staging its major conferences.

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By Inside GNSS
July 4, 2015

Editor Glen Gibbons Honored by British Navigators for GNSS Journalism

Inside GNSS editor Glen Gibbons and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Dan Charity photo

Inside GNSS editor and publisher Glen Gibbons has received a high honor from the United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) for his "outstanding contribution to navigation" as a journalist and publisher.

The 2015 Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal was presented to Gibbons by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on July 15 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The duke is the patron of the institute.

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By Inside GNSS
November 20, 2014

Brian Wynne Tapped to Lead AUVSI

Brian Wynne, new AUVSI leader

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest professional and industry group for those in the unmanned technology sector, has chosen a private pilot with roots in commercial transportation as its new president and chief operating officer.

Brian Wynne, currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), will be leading the organization as regulators work through the rules needed to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace and car companies build on advances in assisted-drive vehicles.

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By Inside GNSS
September 20, 2014

NovAtel’s Purves to Head Hexagon’s Veripos Operations

Graham Purves, new Veripos CEO

In his role as president of Hexagon Positioning Intelligence, Michael Ritter has announced the appointment Graham Purves as president & CEO of Veripos, effective September 9.

“Graham has amassed a tremendous level of experience in all aspects of our industry during his over 25 years at NovAtel,” said Ritter, who also serves as president and CEO of the Calgary, Canada–based NovAtel Inc. “This experience and especially his dexterity for sales, marketing, and business development are ideal prerequisites for this next step in his career.”

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By Inside GNSS
January 4, 2014

Hemisphere GNSS Names Chuck Joseph as New Chief

Chuck Joseph. BusinessWire photo

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc., has named Chuck Joseph as the company’s new president and CEO, effective immediately.

Joseph, who has a lengthy history in the GNSS industry with well-known companies as Trimble Navigation and Magellan Corporation, has also been appointed to the Hemisphere GNSS board of directors. He replaces Phil Gabriel as the company’s president.

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By Inside GNSS
August 1, 2011

Australian Satellite Navigation and Positioning Lab Founder to Head IAG

Chris Rizos

The founder of Australia’s largest concentration of GNSS research and development efforts has been named head of the International Association of Geodesy, part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 

Chris Rizos put together the Satellite Navigation and Positioning laboratory (SNAP) at the University of New South Wales in the 1990s.  He has been researching and writing about high precision technology and applications of GNSS since 1985 and is a professor and head of the surveying and spatial information school at the university.

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By Inside GNSS
July 29, 2011

GNSS Experts to Judge 2011 Satellite Navigation Applications Idea Contest

Find out more about 2011 USA Challenge applications ideas

Six judges — satellite navigation engineering experts from Stanford University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Overlook Systems, NovAtel, KLA Global, the Institute of Navigation, and Inside GNSS — will select the finalists in the 2011 USA Challenge, one of 23 regional contests in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

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By Inside GNSS