Robert Hanson Joins WGI

Robert Hanson

CEO David Wantman recently announced that Robert Hanson is joining national design firm WGI as vice president geospatial. Hanson’s hire is a move identified in the company’s strategic growth plan. Wantman and WGI President Gregory Sauter believe they are putting the best person in place to meet aggressive goals for creating divisional growth through the application of a wide array of geospatial technologies.

“Bob has spent his entire career leading the evolution of the geospatial profession, from U.S. Army Topographic School in the 1970s and NOAA National Ocean Survey Bathymetric Compilation Training in 1980, through close to four decades of the application of every new technology, up to his last position as chief scientist and industry expert for a large, international firm,” Wantman said.

As a chief scientist and industry expert, Hanson was largely charged with the examination of applications developed in-house for a specific purpose using geospatial technology. Working with teams of professionals and subject-matter experts, he assessed the business potential beyond the project-level for application/technology innovation, based on its uniqueness, applicability as a technical solution within the marketplace, feasibility of scaling the innovation to national markets, and the ROI analysis with development and investment stages.

“WGI’s strategic goals for its geospatial division are ambitious, and its investment in leveraging ‘tomorrow’s technology today’ is very exciting to me,” Hanson said. “The combination of my experience, and WGI’s similar commitment to efficiency and technology will rapidly increase WGI’s presence as a national leader in geospatial services.”

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