Leading Edge Geomatics provides aerial survey and geomatics services across North America. Headquartered in New Brunswick, Canada, with experienced staff and advanced equipment, Leading Edge works with each client to achieve the optimum solution for each project.
With a fleet of seven aircraft and eleven digital sensors , Leading Edge offers customized solutions to clients across a number of industries including energy, forestry, mining, and bathymetry. The principals of Leading Edge have a combined 40 years of practice in the geomatics industry, and have worked on projects throughout North America, and internationally in Afghanistan, conducting national level survey projects. To date, LEG has flown over 500,000 km² of LiDAR, and more than 300,000 km² of aerial photography.
Charles W. Miller
Charles Miller is President & CEO at Leading Edge Geomatics. An accomplished executive, Charles brings 20+ years of experience in senior management across several industries, specializing in shifting organizations into high gear while building best-in-class operations. Charles’ past work has earned notable accolades including Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee. Charles attributes his success to balancing entrepreneurship with corporate savvy, and a focus on gaining a complete knowledge of industry and company operations. Charles engages with all aspects of LEG, making measured decisions to accelerate and improve performance across all departments.
Vladimir Kadatskiy joined LEG as Vice President Corporate Development in early 2019. Over the course of his career, Vladimir has held multiple management positions in different fields, and is considered one of the foremost experts in remote sensing technologies. For over a decade, Vladimir worked at a leading LiDAR manufacturer, where he managed sales, business development, support, and product improvement. He has worked, developed, and promoted Terrestrial, Mobile, Unmanned, Airborne, and Bathymetric LiDAR market segments worldwide. Vladimir’s strong technical expertise and business competence is essential to ensure LEG’s continuous growth.
Bruce Hogan sits on the board at Leading Edge Geomatics. Bruce worked as a Geomatics Technician with the Department of National Defence before becoming Geomatics Manager of the Atlantic region in 2002. In 2006, Bruce began his sales career working for Applanix Corporation as the account manager of Government and Military, and eventually served as CEO and Director of Sales at Leading Edge, before transitioning to a Board Member in 2019.
Having delivered keynote addresses and presentations to various military organizations across Canada and internationally in the United States, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Romania, and Australia, Bruce has presented to organizations including the FBI and Homeland Security. Bruce brings a strong geomatics background and a keen interest in worldwide sales.
Prior to joining Novacap, Mr. Valenta was a Senior Analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance in Montreal where he was involved on a number of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance advisory transactions in various industries including TMT, healthcare, and education. Prior to that, Mr. Valenta worked as an Analyst for TMX/CDS and interned for Novacap in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Honours Finance from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.
Mr. Valenta currently sits on the Boards of Directors for Leading Edge Geomatics, Nitrex Metal and Syntax Systems, and serves as an observer on the Board of Directors of Chemical Computing Group, Dialogic, Firmex and Octasic.
François Laflamme has been involved in the technology sector as an entrepreneur, technology innovator, and private equity investor. He holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from École Polytechnique of Montreal, and an MBA in Finance from HEC Montreal. Mr. Laflamme also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT.
Mr. Laflamme has over 25 years of experience in managing technology companies. He was President and CEO of LiquidxStream Systems, a telecom equipment company in the Novacap portfolio. He was also a Partner at IUGO Ventures, a venture-capital fund specialized in the TMT industry, where he led several investments in technology companies based in Canada and the US. In addition, he was Vice-President of IP Telephony at Videotron, where he pioneered the introduction of the local telephony service using next generation VoIP infrastructure. Mr. Laflamme joined Novacap in 2012.
Mr. Laflamme is a Board member of Dialogic, and Réseau Capital. He is Chairman of the Board of Leading Edge Geomatics and Intelerad Medical Systems.
Junior Remote Sensing Photo Analyst
At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry. LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the United States. As a result of our expanding product offerings, we are seeking a Junior Remote Sensing Analyst with a focus in Photo to join our growing team. Reporting to LEG’s Manager of Production and the Photo Team Lead, this is a full-time, one-year contract that entails evening and weekend work.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assist in the efficient cataloguing, organizing and storage of all current survey data
• Process trajectories of the highest levels of accuracy and integrity to meet project specifications
• Assist in Aerial Triangulation and Image Development workflows for Aerial Imagery
• Writing of Technical Reports relaying relevant Project Statistics
• Provide Production Team with well-organized and standard format data sets
• Making process improvement suggestions and contributing to best practice documents
• Regularly researching new remote sensing and GIS/GPS technologies and service providers
Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in remote sensing and/or GIS. Strong computer skills are also required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or education in:
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, innovative thinker with the ability to lead others and work in a team. Additional attributes include:
• Very strong data management and organization skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Thorough working knowledge of computer database systems and data security requirements
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• A continuous learner and self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills
• Ability to project manage, and work with others
To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org . LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.