Larson Design Group (LDG) continues to implement exciting changes in its senior leadership, further strengthening the foundations of its two-year strategic evolution of growth and development. The company is happy to announce that Gary Sheets, GISP, has transitioned from his role as Director of the Geospatial team into the role of Vice President of Infrastructure, replacing Dave Schaarsmith, who recently assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. As VP, Gary will be responsible for overall performance of the Infrastructure group, ensuring that goals for sales, profitability and sustainable growth are met.
“We are very pleased to welcome Gary this important role as the capabilities of our Infrastructure team continue to broaden,” said Dave Schaarsmith. “His experience and leadership will be invaluable assets as LDG ’s reaches into new markets and services.”
Gary joined LDG in 2015 and led the Geospatial team until July 2020, establishing it as an indispensable, go-to service for a range of global energy giants and public-private partnerships to major regional developers and progressive municipalities. He brings 30-plus years of experience in program management, planning, survey, mapping and implementation of innovative GIS solutions to his role as VP.
“Over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of working with many of LDG’s Infrastructure teams and have witnessed first had the passion our people have for their work and clients,” Gary said. “I am excited about the opportunity to work more closely with them as we implement our strategy for geographic expansion, new service offerings, client service excellence and community stewardship.”
Gary received an Associates of Science in Specialized Technology from Pittsburgh Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, and is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional. In addition, he has served as an Industry Advisor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Aerial Robotic Infrastructure Analyst (ARIA) program and is an active member of Pittsburgh Technical College and Beaver County Career and Technology Center Advisory Boards. Gary is a member of the Society of Military Engineers, the Geospatial Information & Technology Association and the Pennsylvania Mapping and Geographic Information Consortium (PAMAGIC). He is based in the company’s Beaver office.
Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is an award-winning national architecture, engineering and consulting firm with 12 offices in five states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.
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