CALGARY, May 25, 2010: Tecterra Inc., a Canadian national commercialization
organization supporting the development and enabling the commercialization of geomatics
technologies, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, P.Eng, as the
company’s first Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Dr. Abousalem has been appointed
to lead the company through the launch of its activities in providing integrated resource
management technology solutions to energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and land
management and development applications.
As an accomplished senior executive, Mohamed brings with him over 18 years of significant
experience in the geomatics industry including product and business management as well as
marketing and corporate development. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Corporate
Development, Strategy and Human Resources at Hemisphere GPS, where he led various strategic
and operational corporate initiatives. Before joining Hemisphere GPS, he held various senior
management positions at Magellan Navigation. Prior engagements included management and
development roles at Position Inc., Thales Geosolutions (now Fugro) and Pulsearch Navigation
Systems. Mohamed is a civil engineering graduate from Alexandria University, Egypt, and he
holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary and an
MBA from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
"Mohamed’s extensive experience in the geomatics sector is of a great value
to Tecterra’s mission," stated Steve Mulherin, Chariman of Tecterra. "His experience working
with industry, academe and government is what is required for Tecterra to succeed. We are very
pleased to welcome Mohamed to the Tecterra team."
"I am very excited about joining the Tecterra team to build a world class commercialization
organization for the geomatics industry in Alberta and across Canada," stated Dr. Abousalem. "I
am eager to work with our industry, university and government partners to enable the
development and commercialization of geomatics products that enhance the value of resource
and land management across the country."
About Tecterra Inc.
Tecterra Inc. is a national commercialization organization supporting the development and
commercialization of technologies in geomatics for integrated resource management in Canada.
Tecterra was created to be a world leader in enabling the commercialization of integrated
resource management technology solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and
land management and development applications. The first centre of its kind, Tecterra will work
with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government partners to enable the use of
geomatics technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges in resource
management. Tecterra, a non-profit organization, is governed by an independent Board of
Directors representing key industry sectors associated with Tecterra’s focus markets. For more
information about Tecterra, go to www.tecterra.com.