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4 March, 2021 - 20:25 By Tony Quested

IQGeo gets Rich quick to target pan-European growth

Cambridge technology business IQGeo has stepped up its efforts to establish a stranglehold in Europe’s burgeoning geospatial industry.

The company doesn’t intend to let Brexit apply a brake to its European expansion push and to that end has appointed the well-respected Richard Weiss as European regional manager. 

Rich is a geospatial industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience with geospatial software technology in the utility and telecoms industry.

He joins IQGeo from 3-GIS where he was EMEA managing director responsible for establishing and building sales and support operations throughout this region. Prior to that he also worked for Esri and other leading geospatial companies.

The addition of Rich to the IQGeo team demonstrates the investment the company is making in the growth of its European operations. He brings a wealth of international sales and business development experience, with extensive technical and product management expertise.

 In past roles he has used his unique skill set to build regional teams and accelerate awareness and sales in markets around the world.  

“Rich joins IQGeo at a great time,” explained Richard Petti, CEO at IQGeo. “Our existing European team has established a strong foundation with a growing utility and telecoms customer base and his industry and professional experience will help us increase our European market share. 

“He will also be working with our global team to develop channel strategies for the distribution of our recently acquired OSPInsight software, which is ideally suited for the growing number of alternative network providers across Europe. 

“While 2020 was a challenging year, IQGeo has adapted well and he will be a major asset to building even greater business momentum.”

Weiss added: “IQGeo has an enviable reputation for innovation against a rapidly changing market backdrop. The potential to deliver meaningful business value to network operators is stronger today than ever before in my career, but the challenge is to deliver solutions that focus on the customer and their needs and not the preservation of legacy technologies. 

“IQGeo is customer driven and has developed truly innovative and flexible geospatial software solutions to help the industry transform network operations.”

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