Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) December 20, 2022
Lokana Appoints Ben Dwinal and Frank Orr to Senior Positions
Previous Locana Employees Return to Locana to Lead Solutions Development for Dwinal & Orr Clients
Locana, an international leader in spatial technology, today announced that former employee Ben Dwinal has rejoined the company as Vice President of Solutions Architecture. Additionally, previous employee Frank Orr has rejoined the company as Senior Project Manager. Dwinal and Orr are both based in Denver.
In his new role, Dwinal will oversee architecture and engineering for Lokana Solutions – defining organizational strategy on platform, solution and software architecture. He will lead the Solutions Architecture practice – setting technical direction for the company and advising senior technical staff on designing reliable, adaptable and innovative geospatial solutions for Lokana customers. In addition, Dwinal will provide sales, marketing and business development support to help drive the growth of the business. Orr will lead complex, cross-discipline project teams with a focus on developing integrated enterprise geospatial solutions for state and local governments, utilities and the commercial sector. Orr will also provide oversight for project management and technical leadership with respect to spatial information management solutions, business systems integration, and asset management.
“We are thrilled to have Ben Dwinal and Frank Orr return to Lokana in these important roles. Our clients consider them trusted advisors whose extensive experience makes their support invaluable,” said Jeff Haight, chief executive officer of Lokana. “New use cases, the exponential growth of location data, and high expectations for powerful enterprise-grade applications are driving the importance of location. Ben and Frank are committed to helping us provide our customer base with a cohesive and strategic view of location. Will help, and support Lokana as we continue to meet the rapidly growing global demand for location intelligence.
Dwinal has over two decades of progressive experience in GIS, remote sensing and related technologies. Most recently, he founded UDC Inc. Acted as a solution architect for Prior to that, he served as a Senior Spatial Developer at Lokana for seven years. Prior to that role, he was a GIS Solutions Architect for Schneider Electric, and he previously worked for BAE Systems as a GIS Lead Tech and GIS Programmer for several years. Dwinal began his career in the US Army as a geospatial analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Maine.
Orr is a seasoned IT/GIS consultant with over 20 years of experience in business development, program management, project delivery and customer service management. Prior to that, he served as Program Director of GIS Solutions for Woolpert for approximately five years. Prior to Woolpert, he worked at Lokana for six years as a senior solutions architect and for a few years as a program manager. He previously worked at CH2M in a number of GIS management roles. Orr began his career at CenturyLink as a GIS developer. He received a master’s degree in geographic information science from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Colorado College.
Locana, a location and mapping technology company, provides software products and services that solve the world’s most pressing business, climate and social challenges. With more than 20 years of experience, Locana is a global leader in enterprise geospatial solutions and innovative applications using both proprietary and open-source mapping technologies. Taking a location-first approach to problem solving, Lokana builds, implements and connects solutions for public and private customers across a wide range of domains: utilities, land and facility management, critical infrastructure, defence, conservation, international development, and technology, among others. With headquarters in Denver, Colo., the company also has major offices in Seattle and London. For more information, visit: http://www.locana.co or https://www.linkedin.com/company/locana-co/.
Editor’s Note: Interviews with company executives are available upon request. Photos and other information can be obtained by contacting the media contact given below.
Jennifer Dulles, APR
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