Company appoints former Homeland Security Chief of Staff and Gaming CEO
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pictometry International Corp. announces the appointments of Major General (Ret.) Bruce M. Lawlor and Ian Aaron, President and CEO of Twistbox Entertainment, Inc., to the Pictometry Board of Directors.
Major General (Retired) Bruce M. Lawlor joins the Pictometry Board of Directors as the former Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security. Lawlor currently directs the Center for Technology, Security and Policy at Virginia Tech. He served as the Senior Director for Protection and Prevention for the White House Homeland Security Council and was one of the five senior White House staff members who wrote the plan to create the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Lawlor was also a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the first Commanding General for the Department of Defense Joint Task Force - Civil Support. He has a doctorate degree in engineering management, a juris doctor degree in law, and a master's degree in national security studies. Additionally, he is a Harvard National Security Fellow, a former instructor at the U.S. Army War College, and is a member of the Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations.
"General Lawlor has dedicated his life to the security of our country and recognizes Pictometry as an essential tool in preparing for and responding to homeland security threats," said Richard M. Hurwitz, Chairman of Pictometry's Board of Directors. "He will be a valuable addition to our board as we grow our federal business."
Also appointed to the Pictometry Board of Directors is Ian Aaron, President and CEO of Twistbox Entertainment Inc., a global producer and publisher of mobile content and services with an extensive portfolio of award-winning games, WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) sites and mobile TV channels worldwide. Aaron was formerly President of TV Guide Television Group of Gemstar - TV Guide International, a publically-traded company engaged in the development, licensing, marketing, and distribution of products, services and CATV channels for TV guidance and home entertainment needs of TV viewers worldwide. He has held several leadership positions throughout his career including President and CEO at TVN Entertainment, Inc., a leading privately-held Video-On-Demand aggregation, management, and distribution, and service company working with the major Motion Picture Studios, Cable TV Networks and CATV operators in the United States, and the publically-traded SoftNet Systems, Inc., a broadband internet service provider. Aaron has served on the boards of several international media and technology-based companies.
"Ian is a very experienced and successful senior executive whose energy and expertise in new world media make him an ideal director for Pictometry," said Hurwitz who added, "I know I speak for all of Pictometry's constituents when I say how delighted we are to have Bruce Lawlor and Ian Aaron join our team."
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 50 million digital aerial images in over 600 counties in the United States covering over 70 percent of the United States population. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry(R) captures geo-referenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle, producing a 3-D like view) and orthogonal (straight down) Intelligent Images(R), within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications, offering non-traditional software solutions to aerial imaging needs. Pictometry's imagery and software enables users to "See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything"(R) using a patented digital information system. Pictometry has its headquarters in Rochester, NY and an office in Europe. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images. For more information on Pictometry, visit www.pictometry.com.