Established in 2007, Leading Edge Geomatics specializes in remote sensing and geomatics solutions, focused on airborne digital imagery and laser (LiDAR) data acquisition. With seven aircrafts delivering quality imagery, Leading Edge Geomatics has grown into one of the largest LiDAR service provider in the country. With extensive years of combined practice in the geomatics industry, our team has successfully completed over 920 LiDAR projects throughout North America as well as national level projects in the Caribbean and Afghanistan. To date, Leading Edge Geomatics has flown over 450,000km² of LiDAR across North America.

Our ability to produce customized reports and solutions suited to our client’s needs has helped establish Leading Edge Geomatics as an industry leader in aerial surveying and geomatics services. Since opening our doors, Leading Edge Geomatics has built relationships with hundreds of clients in various industries. From forestry and utilities to mining and engineering firms, Leading Edge Geomatics continues to develop and enhance services to ensure clients receive accurate data and high-quality imagery to help reduce their operational costs and increase profitability by managing assets more efficiently.

Our Corporate Culture

Leading Edge Geomatics strongly relies on the energy and creativity of our team which is why we make every effort in building an environment that encourages innovation and cross-team collaboration, and boosts productivity. We believe that individual development is just as important as company growth, which is why we offer an incentivized program to reward performance. Prioritizing individual development is a large factor which contributes to our engaged and motivated team members. Our senior management also works with their teams and offers guidance to ensure they are utilizing their unique skills, and fully equipped to own their role. By setting a strong foundation internally, we continue to accomplish our goals and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Executive Team

Charles Miller
President & CEO
Derrick MacDougall
VP of Finance
Mark Lamothe
Director of Operations
Tim Harrison
Director of Research & Development
Alex Zscheile
GPS Manager
Sadaf Piracha
Marketing Manager
Emma Mathieson
HR Manager
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Charles Miller
President & CEO

Charles Miller, President & CEO of Leading Edge Geomatics, is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management across several industries. Recognized for his work in shifting organizations into high gear, Charles specializes in operational growth strategies. Charles’ past work has earned notable accolades including Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Charles attributes his success to balancing entrepreneurship with a focus on gaining complete industry and company knowledge. Charles engages with all aspects of Leading Edge Geomatics, making measured decisions to accelerate and improve departmental performance.

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Derrick MacDougall
VP of Finance

Overseeing all financial related matters, Derrick establishes the annual financial plans and strategies of Leading Edge. Starting off as a staff accountant at McCain Foods, Derrick successfully worked his way up to senior management roles. Prior to joining Leading Edge, Derrick held the title of CFO at Mrs. Dunster’s Ltd. Derrick holds a CPA designation with an MBA from University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University.

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Mark Lamothe
Director of Operations

Mark was in the Canadian military for 22 years and did six tours overseas. During his last seven years in the military, Mark served as a GIS Technician where he did one tour in Afghanistan. After retiring from the military in 2010, Mark began his career at Leading Edge Geomatics. In his first few years with Leading Edge, he assisted with surveying and held the role of a Sensor Operator. Soon after, Mark moved to the office where he began to process imagery. As Leading Edge acquired more aircraft, Mark was transferred to help with operations. Now Mark holds the title as Director of Operations.

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Tim Harrison
Director of Research & Development

Coming from a background in architectural and engineering software, Tim has been championing Leading Edge Geomatics software development efforts for the past seven years. Tim is responsible for the research and development of new product offerings, internal automation systems, and innovative services across all Leading Edge verticals. In addition, Tim oversees the direction of Leading Edge’s Information Technology and Information Management strategies.

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Alex Zscheile
GPS Manager

Alex has been an employee of Leading Edge Geomatics for over six years, where he started off in the Production room as a Junior Remote Sensing & LiDAR Analyst. After years of hard-work and proving he is a natural born leader, Alex now is the manager of the newly named Geospatial Processing & Solutions department. He oversees a team of 13 employees, ensuring production workflows and QC procedures are maintained and advanced for post-collection processes. The department also engages in non-collection projects focused on providing Clients with innovative solutions to their problems

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Sadaf Piracha
Marketing Manager

With an iBBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Sadaf began her Marketing career in 2011. Over the years, Sadaf built her business development and marketing skills which secured her the title of Marketing Manager at Leading Edge. Sadaf’s work encapsulates all branding and marketing efforts for the company, including website development, brand creative, and social media management.  Prior to joining Leading Edge Geomatics, Sadaf served as the Marketing Manager in various industries, including PR, F&B and CPG companies.

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Emma Mathieson
HR Manager

Emma oversees all aspects of Human Resources of Leading Edge, from recruiting and hiring, to policy development and performance management. Emma holds a BBA in HR & Marketing from UNB Fredericton, and has worked in various industries including beauty and large event security. Born and raised in Fredericton, Emma joined the company in 2013.

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