OGC Names Jeff Burnett VP Operations & Finance

Contact: Lance McKee Open GIS Consortium, Inc. voice: (508) 655-5858 email: lmckee [at] opengeospatial.org
Monday, 10 July 2000 UTC
WAYLAND, Mass.----July 10, 2000--The Board of Directors of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently approved the appointment of Jeff Burnett as Vice President, Operations and Finance. He was also made secretary and treasurer of the corporation. Jeff Burnett joins OGC's staff with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, including senior marketing and product management roles in both large and small software and systems companies, including Digital Equipment Corporation and Masscomp. Most recently, he was the director of marketing and business development for Applied Analysis Inc. of Billerica, MA, a remote sensing firm that specializes in gleaning information from hyperspectral and multispectral imagery. Prior to that, he was the general manager of a business unit of Harte-Hanks Response Management, providing a full range of customer relationship management outsource solutions to high-tech business to business customers. He holds an MBA from Harvard University, a BA from Dartmouth College, and served in the Pacific with the US Navy for 5 years. David Schell, president of OGC, said, ``OGC is extremely fortunate to have Jeff Burnett assuming these responsibilities in OGC during a period of rapid growth. We are managing several standards-generating testbeds, a new OGC-Europe start-up, an increased role in US federal programs, membership growth, and reorganization to address the urgent issue of location services interfaces. Jeff brings the kind of experience and perspective we need to make a smooth transition as we expand our presence in the industry." OGC is an international, not-for-profit organization founded in 1994. OGC's 225 industry, government, and academic member organizations participate in a consensus process to integrate geoprocessing and location services into the world's information infrastructures. -- end --