CARIS, the leading provider of marine and hydrographic software, has appointed James (Jim) Page as Senior Business Developer to focus on fostering business opportunities for the company's complete Ping-to-Chart product line across Latin America.
Prior to joining CARIS, Jim began his career in civil engineering working as Senior Scientist, Party Chief and Engineer for the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) aboard research ships and on shore-based international projects in remote coastal and river areas of the world. He served in Panama as the Caribbean Latin American Regional Coordinator for the NAVOCEANO Hydrographic Cooperation Program. He later took a position with United States Army facilities in Panama in contract management and engineering planning for buildings, grounds and infrastructure maintenance and operation.
Retiring from the U.S. federal government with 33 years of service, Jim has turned his experience towards management of international cooperative programs in Latin America in ocean-environmental science, hydrographic surveys and international technical training.
In his role as Senior Business Developer, Jim will engage with potential CARIS customers and key business partners at a senior level across Latin America to gain a thorough understanding of their businesses and use this knowledge to advise the business development efforts in these markets.
Paul Cooper, Vice President of CARIS USA said: "We are thrilled to have Jim join the family. He comes to us with years of experience in the management of programs for marine and hydrography and will help us reach our goals of increased exposure for geomatics software to our Latin American markets. CARIS is lucky to have such a dedicated and professional Senior Business Developer, such as Jim."