Leadership

AeroMetric, Inc. is a broadly based professional services organization of certified photogrammetrists, engineers, experienced pilots, licensed surveyors, GIS professionals and support specialists. Each of our senior leadership staff members has decades of experience in the geospatial, engineering, and/or business management fields.

Our senior leadership staff is committed to the advancement of the geospatial profession. This is demonstrated by their involvement in numerous professional organizations including American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), American Society of Civil Engineers, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Society of American Military Engineers, and the Project Management Institute.

Patrick M. Olson, CP, PE, PLS

President & Chief Executive Officer

Pat, a well known leader in the photogrammetry and engineering profession, has been President and CEO of AeroMetric, Inc. since 2007 and is directly responsible for the activities and strategic direction of five regional offices across the United States. Pat has served AeroMetric at the corporate level since 1991.

From 1977 to 1991, Pat was a key staff member at Donohue & Associates (later Earth Tech, now part of AECOM), a large civil and environmental engineering firm. Before joining Donohue & Associates, Pat was owner and chief operating officer of another professional engineering firm in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

AeroMetric and Pat have a long-standing association with MAPPS, the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors. From 2005 until 2008, Pat served as the MAPPS delegate to COFPAES, the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services. Since December 2008 Pat has also served as Chairman of the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES). COFPAES, dedicated to excellence and quality in federal procurement of A/E services, is comprised of delegates from five leading professional organizations: the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, American Institute of Architects, and MAPPS.

Pat has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville and is a Certified Photogrammetrist, Registered Professional Engineer, and Professional Land Surveyor. His affiliations also include membership in the ASPRS.

Dr. Terrence Keating, CP, PE, RLS

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Terry serves as AeroMetric’s Chief Technology Officer and is a Senior Vice President. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and standardization of new sensors and mapping technologies. In addition, as AeroMetric’s Quality Assurance Officer, Terry has developed the company’s web-based quality management system. He has also implemented a new division within AeroMetric called Integrated Geospatial Solutions. This team web-enables all client location-based data and provides web hosting with real-time updating of project records using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant standards.

Before joining AeroMetric, as a principal of Lucerne International (Kork Systems), Terry has provided software tools as well as technical and managerial consultation to various companies in the areas of project management, strategic planning, product/process improvement, technical assessments and assistance with mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his career, he has served as either the QA/QC manager or project lead for six statewide programs in New York, Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Terry also served as Executive Planning Director for Intergraph Corporation and also as the Chairman of Z/I Imaging, a $30M international photogrammetric hardware and software company. He was involved with the development of Z/I Imaging’s large format CCD-based aerial digital mapping camera (DMC) and related photogrammetric mapping software.

Terry is active in the ASPRS (past National President), MAPPS (past Director), and currently serves on the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) Technical Committee. He was formerly the President of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors, a member of the National Academy of Science’s Mapping Sciences Committee, and on NOAA’s Commercial Satellite Committee.

Terry received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Surveying, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Statistics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1975.

Bob Richards, Jr., PE

Senior Vice President & Chief of Program Management; Central Region Manager

Bob is responsible for carrying out the corporate organizational objective of seamless program management by overseeing project management and acquisition assets. He joined AeroMetric in 2009 with 21 years of executive experience managing hydrographic survey and seafloor mapping projects; and providing offshore engineering solutions and consultation to engineering firms.

Before joining AeroMetric, Bob served as President/Managing Director and Vice President of Marine Survey for Fugro Pelagos, Inc. (FPI), where he managed a team of professionals that provided innovative seafloor mapping solutions utilizing the latest multibeam, lidar and GIS technology. He guided business development and played an integral role in technology development activities. He collaborated with congress, federal, state and local governments. He secured congressional support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charting programs and oversaw all NOAA hydrographic survey work. He also developed strategic plans to ensure project funding and client satisfaction.

Earlier in his career, Bob was an Engineer Diving Inspections/Hydrographic Surveyor. In this role, he provided consultation to engineering firms on approaches to offshore-engineering problems, instrumentation and monitoring of ocean processes, and design evaluations. Additionally, Bob had a distinguished six year career as a Surface Line Officer in the United States Navy.

Bob remains well-informed on techniques concerning hydrographic mapping, and has co-authored a substantial number of publications on the topic. He is also professionally affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, MAPPS, the Marine Technology Society, the Hydrographic Society of America, and the Project Management Institute.

Bob received a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the Texas A&M University in 1982. Later, in 1999, he became a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California.

Marvin E. Miller, CP, PPS, RPP

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Marvin is AeroMetric’s Senior Vice President in charge of all business development, sales and marketing activities company-wide. Marvin also serves as Director of State and Local Government Solutions. In this capacity, he works closely with clients to develop innovative and cost-effective end-to-end geospatial information solutions.

Marvin joined AeroMetric in 1990 with extensive experience in the mapping profession. During his career he has served in a variety of positions, including cartographic draftsman, stereoplotter operator, graphics station operator, photogrammetric technician – analytical aerotriangulation (AT), supervisor of the AT department, and project manager. As a project manager, his primary responsibilities included the development of master program plans, including the supervision of task organization and accompanying budgets and schedules.

Marvin is a member and Past President of the Minnesota Chapter of the ASPRS. He has also served as President of the MAPPS from 2007 – 2009 and continues to be an active member. His other professional affiliations include the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Project Management Institute, and the American Management Association.

After earning degrees in Geology and Geography/Mapping Technology at the University of Central Missouri, he received an M.B.A. from Central Michigan University in 1988.

Anthony Follett, CP, RPP, PPS

Senior Vice President & Alaska Region Manager

Tony is responsible for operations in Alaska, Western Canada, and the worldwide activities of its software division, DAT/EM Systems International. Tony manages daily operations, provides fiscal forecasting, develops long range strategic plans, participates in proposals and negotiations, and oversees marketing and public relations activities. He was instrumental in leading the firm into international exporting, having secured several projects in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Since 1973 he has been involved in the design and management of geospatial projects. His technical experience includes service as a photo control surveyor, aerial camera operator, photo lab technician, stereocompiler, aerotriangulation specialist, computer programmer, and project manager. His project management experience includes consulting, planning, and administration of over 1,500 geospatial projects.

Tony is very active in the community serving on a variety of boards and commissions. He is currently Chairman of the Export Council of Alaska for the U.S. Department of Commerce, appointed by successive Secretaries of Commerce since 1995. Since 2002 he has served as a Commissioner on the Municipal Airports Aviation Advisory Commission, appointed by successive Mayors. In support of academia he has been a member of the University of Alaska Anchorage Advisory Boards for the School of Engineering since 2004 and for the Department of Geomatics since 1985.

He has also been a member of the ASPRS since 1968. He was elected an ASPRS Fellow in 2006, received ASPRS Presidential Citations in 1980 and 1988, and is a past president of the Alaska Region of ASPRS. Tony has also been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1969 and an active participant in the MAPPS, serving as its President from 1995 – 1997.

Tony earned his Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in Photogrammetric & Geodetic Engineering, from the University of Illinois in 1971. In 1969 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. He also did Post-Graduate Study in Forest Management at Oregon State University from 1971 - 1972.

Daniel R. Gilbert

Chief Financial Officer

As AeroMetric’s Chief Financial Officer, Dan is responsible for the company’s finance and accounting functions. He is the financial director for business planning, strategic development, and management processes. Dan also oversees the company’s Human Resources, Safety and Legal functions and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Dan joined AeroMetric in September of 2007 with over 15 years of experience in the finance, banking and accounting professions. Prior to joining AeroMetric, he spent 11 years with S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., a leading $4B+ multi-national consumer products company, in a variety of financial leadership roles including brand controller, international finance controller, mergers and acquisitions management, and business strategic planning.

During his tenure there, Mr. Gilbert received multiple awards for successfully integrating three acquired businesses in India, Pakistan and Indonesia and was considered the company expert in this field. He designed and implemented a global discounted cash flow model and associated best practices for new product launches; partnered with marketing, R&D and product supply providing financial oversight of a $300M sales portfolio; and conducted extensive financial training to over 100 international finance employees.

His earlier experiences include three years in banking as an audit supervisor and commercial loan analyst. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Mr. Gilbert’s background is his seven years of distinguished service as a Naval Flight Officer and Intelligence Officer in the United States Marine Corps, flying EA-6B tactical jet aircraft.

William McKeague, CP, PLS, PPS, SP

Vice President & Eastern Region Manager

As Vice President and Regional Manager, Bill supervises all production and business development activities at AeroMetric’s Dulles, Virginia production facility. He oversees all services provided including aerial photography, ground control planning, digital mapping, digital orthophotography, and quality control. His responsibilities also include project coordination, adherence to schedules, and review of final deliverables.

Bill has more than 40 years of experience in the mapping industry.  In 1975, Bill relocated to Washington D.C. to manage and expand the business of Air Survey & Design. Under Bill’s leadership the company experienced steady growth and earned a solid reputation in the mapping profession for providing high quality services.

In 1988, AeroMetric’s Eastern Region office acquired Air Survey & Design and Bill became Vice President for business development and manager of special projects, a position held until promotion to Regional Manager in 2008. One special project of note is the Virginia Statewide Mapping Program (2002) under which Bill received an award for exceptional service to the Commonwealth of Virginia for his expertise in the development of geospatial data and applications from the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Technology.

His career began when he earned his diploma in Photogrammetry at the Swiss School of Photogrammetry in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1969, and worked in the photogrammetric division of BKS Surveys in Northern Ireland through 1974. He is an active member of the ASPRS as well as the Society of American Military Engineers.

Antonio Montoya

Vice President, Marketing

As Vice-President, Marketing Antonio is in charge of all marketing activities at AeroMetric, online and offline. His team is in charge of marketing operations and communications, market research and strategy. Under his tenure, AeroMetric has adopted a new brand and embraced social media and online marketing.

Antonio has been involved with geospatial technologies for over 20 years in roles including consulting, sales, product development and marketing. Prior to joining AeroMetric, he was in charge of Product Management for enterprise imaging solutions at Intergraph (now part of Hexagon), a global corporation with presence in more than 60 countries. At Intergraph, Antonio had global responsibilities for product direction and marketing channeling the needs of customers worldwide in a variety of industries.

Prior to Intergraph Antonio worked in a variety of international roles in sales/channel management, technical marketing and consulting gaining significant experience in major geospatial technology projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Antonio also brings extensive expertise in enterprise cloud technologies, web marketing and social media.

Antonio studied in Europe, Latin America, and the US. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and conversational French and Portuguese. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and a diploma on web marketing from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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