Richard Wiegmann joins VertiGIS as president and CEO

October 3, 2019  - By
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Richard Wiegmann as President and CEO. (Photo: VertiGIS)Photo:

Richard Wiegmann as President and CEO. (Photo: VertiGIS)

The board of directors for VertiGIS, a geographic information systems (GIS) software and solutions provider, appointed Richard Wiegmann as president and CEO.

Wiegmann began his new role Aug. 1.

VertiGIS comprises Esri Platinum Partners AED-SICAD, Geocom Informatik and Latitude Geographics (Geocortex), and aED-SYNERGIS, Dynamic Design and SynerGIS GIS & FM.

Wiegmann, 49, lives with his family near Frankfurt. He brings extensive executive experience in software and services to the operational management of VertiGIS and was one of the company’s original board members. Previously, he was CEO and chief commercial officer of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, which in 2016 acquired Trust – International Hotel Reservation Services.

“I’m excited to join the team at VertiGIS, and see so much potential for us in the GIS market and beyond,” Wiegmann said. “By bringing together major GIS companies, we can leverage the expertise of our employees and the strong cooperation of partners like Esri to provide our customers the best-in-market solutions for their businesses, and ensure they offer long-term stability and planning security.”

VertiGIS’ product portfolio is used by more than 12,000 users in private-sector companies and government agencies. Current product brands include UT for ArcGIS, the 3A product line, Geocortex, GEONIS, ConnectMaster, GeoOffice, WebOffice and ProOffice.

“I look forward to further developing our existing products and services with a great team, and bringing new ideas together in this highly interesting growth market,” Wiegmann added.

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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