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July 2016
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has named Scott Cattran president and chief executive
officer, it was announced today. Cattran has been with the national
architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm for nearly
17 years.
Cattran was hired by Woolpert as a phase manager in the
firm’s Dayton headquarters in 1999 and moved to the firm’s
Denver office in 2001. Over the next nine years, he helped
establish and expand the firm’s Western presence in more
than a dozen western states, winning several multimillion-
dollar programs.
He then moved to Woolpert’s Chesapeake, Virginia., office
in 2011. While there, he helped lead sales of more than $30
million, as well as double the profits of the Water Division in
just four years. Through late 2014 and all of 2015, Cattran
served as chief operating officer.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a stellar 2015
for Woolpert, which recorded sales topping $125.8 million and
profits of more than $8.6 million.
“The strategic plan that we set into motion at the end of
2014 helped us focus and work collaboratively as a firm in
2015,” Cattran said. “We had five-year highs in profitability,
utilization, sales and net revenues. I am also confident that we
can sustain this level of performance into the future.”
Cattran earned bachelor’s degrees in English and geography
from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and a master’s
degree in geographic information systems (GIS) from the
University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Recently, he earned
a scholarship to the Global Executive 2016-17 Master of
Business Administration program at Duke University’s Fuqua
School of Business.
Cattran said the industry and Woolpert, which was founded
in Dayton in 1911, have grown and changed tremendously
since his career began.
“In the middle of it all, we went through a recession. Running
a division during a recession is much different than running
it in a recovery, but it was a very good learning experience
for us all,” Cattran said. “From Woolpert’s perspective, we’ve
continued to grow larger and more integrated programs. When
I first joined, I was pursing $10,000 single-service projects; in
2016, we’re securing $10 million, $20 million and $30 million-
plus architecture, engineering and geospatial integrated
“Our firm is filled with amazing talent, and I have a dream
team to work with. We’re better poised to serve our clients and
our employees than ever before,” Cattran said. “Woolpert is
structured to offer AEG services to all markets—giving unique
value to clients and opportunities to innovate for employees.”
Cattranalsodiscussedthe importanceof buildingasupportive
culture at Woolpert, with a commitment to providing industry-
leading benefits, career plans and workplace environments.
“We share a common purpose—to help our employees, clients
and the world progress,” he said. “And we share a common
future—to build Woolpert into the premier architecture,
engineering and geospatial company in the United States.
Our company is undergoing a very exciting and positive
In his new position as president and CEO, Cattran and
his family of four will move to the Dayton headquarters this
summer—and back to where Cattran started with Woolpert.
“Above everything, what I love about Woolpert are the
people I work with and the opportunities available to all,”
Cattran said. “In my 17 years with this great company, I have
held seven different positions and I have enjoyed every one of
them—but I am most honored and excited about this one!”
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
is now a North
American distributor for MAPPT, exciting new mapping soft-
ware from the Tokor Group.
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used on Android tablet devices providing you flexibility and
interoperability for your core Geodata. MAPPT’s user-friendly
interface, and easy-to-use features, make it suitable for those
new to GIS and for teaching students how to gather geospatial
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MAPPT offers such features as offline GPS tracking; create
and edit points, polygons and polylines; geotagged photos;
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forms; totally focused on mobile; thematic mapping; WMS/
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As a North American distributor of MAPPT, AGI is able
to offer discounts to university departments, non-profits and
governmental institutions. To learn more about MAPPT and to
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to obtain your trial code.
is pleased to announce that it has signed a
North American distribution agreement appointing
a leading distributor of technology prod-
ucts and services, as a new distributor of Teledyne Optech
products within the construction, survey, agricultural, mining
and landfill industries. Effective immediately, GeoShack will
carry and support Teledyne Optech products on a North Amer-
ica-wide basis. This alliance brings together two well-known
and respected organizations on an international scale.
Mr. Dan O’Reilly, GeoShack Senior Vice President for
EmergingMarkets said, “The unprecedented, rapid evolution of
construction scanning technologies in recent years has created
tremendous opportunities within all aspects of the construction
cycle. Teledyne Optech designs and manufactures products
to the very highest standards available. The combination of
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