Gary Sheets

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Gary has 30 years of professional experience in the areas of surveying, mapping, data acquisition, and the design and implementation of geographic information systems. Gary earned a GISP certification in 1999. He has a B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University, and an Associated Degree in Specialized Technology from Pittsburgh Technical College. He serves as an Industry Advisor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Aerial Robotic Infrastructure Analyst program and is a member of Pittsburgh Technical College’s Advisory Board.

In 1986, Gary began his career as a CAD technician and survey team member tasked with developing cadastral, photogrammetric, and topographic map sets for private companies including Southern Bell, AT&T, New York State Electric & Gas, and Baltimore Gas & Electric.  

By the mid-1990s, Gary’s role expanded to include information management, when he began supporting planning and design projects in the public sector. The US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, National Parks Service, and numerous State DOTs enlisted Gary and his teams to develop mobile GIS solutions, implement data acquisition technologies such as Terrestrial LiDAR and support strategic decision making through information management and integration.

Today, Gary serves as the Director of Geospatial Services with Larson Design Group (LDG). He works closely with a team of survey, geomatics and GIS professionals to support private sector clients and federal, state, and municipal government agencies with mapping, GIS, and asset management solutions. He also serves on LDG’s Innovation & Technology Committee and Applied Technology Group, helping the company identify and adopt technologies that improve business processes and provide added value for clients.  

In his spare time, Gary spends his time with his family, supporting his children in their various sports activities and is a dedicated fundraiser for non-profit organizations such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veterans Wellness.