Corporate Leadership

John R. Copple
President and Chief Executive Officer
Colorado Springs

Mr. Copple joined Sanborn in 2003 after serving for nearly a decade as CEO of Space Imaging, a Denver-based satellite imagery company.

Prior to joining Space Imaging, Mr. Copple was a Corporate Officer and Vice President of E-Systems, a company purchased by Raytheon, Inc. in May of 1995. During his tenure at E-Systems (1988 until 1995), Mr. Copple held a variety of positions in geospatial technology and was a Vice President and Corporate Officer. Mr. Copple also served as Vice President in the Garland Division of E-Systems, a unit that develops and produces high-speed digital processing systems.

Mr. Copple holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served on a number of corporate, industry, and government boards. Mr. Copple maintains active security clearance with the federal government.

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Gary Eaton, CP, PLS
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Flight Operations
Charlotte, North Carolina

Mr. Eaton brings nearly 30 years of mapping and surveying experience to Sanborn. Mr. Eaton manages all phases of mapping, from airborne GPS aerial photography and surveying to photogrammetry.

A professional land surveyor since 1978 and a certified photogrammetrist since 1981, Mr. Eaton has managed many types of digital mapping projects for governments, utilities and engineering firms. Additionally, Mr. Eaton has given expert testimony for court cases, most notably involved surveying and mapping a Superfund cleanup site.

Prior to joining Sanborn in 2000, Mr. Eaton was Executive Vice President of Aero-Dynamics Corp., an aerial photography and mapping company. Sanborn acquired Aero-Dynamics Corp.

Mr. Eaton is a licensed professional land surveyor in the states of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida and a member of ASPRS.

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