Spot Image Corporation Announces New Director of Defense Programs

CHANTILLY, VA, — May 05, 2010 — Spot Image Corporation has hired Bob Shafer as Director of Defense Programs. Bob comes to Spot Image from IGIS Technologies, where he served as Director of Business Development and was responsible for establishing and expanding a Defense and Federal presence for their GIS and geospatial services. Before that, he served in various positions at Group Systems, Evoke Software, Legent Corporation, Uniserv Systems, and Ajilon Consulting.

"Bob brings over 25 years of experience in building and implementing sales and business development processes in industry leading, high-growth technology companies," states Greg Buckman, Spot Image Corporation's Director of Sales and Marketing. "Bob posses the right mix of technical savvy, industry knowledge, and ability to quickly assimilate customer requirements. This will uniquely enable Bob to help our DoD customers leverage Spot Image's current capabilities, as well as prepare for the upcoming very-high-resolution Pleiades satellite."

"I truly believe that Spot Image possesses some of the best tools available to assist in making our country a more secure place," says Shafer. "And I'm looking forward to meeting with customers and showing them the revolutionary products and customized services Spot Image has to offer their organization."

About Spot Image Corporation (

Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Va., is a fully-owned North American subsidiary of Spot Image, an EADS Astrium Services company. With two operational Earth observation satellites in orbit and four more under development, Spot Image is a leading supplier of geospatial information. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, with subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Peru, Singapore and the United States, the Spot Image group leverages a global network of ground receiving stations, partners and distributors to bring geographic information to public- and private-sector decision-makers worldwide.


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