Gary Sheets, GISP
Vice President - Infrastructure
LDG is positioned for strong growth and has remained focused on maintaining the small-town values that have helped it to succeed. I look forward to using my skills to help the company further its capabilities.
Gary leans on 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of client-specific GIS solutions – a career built on developing and executing strategic plans, integrating innovation and technology into field work, and supporting work around the world for the U.S. Armed Services and Department of Defense.
Gary joined LDG in 2016 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. Among his projects have been helping local developers and contractors to use technology and 3D datasets to identify and avoid conflicts between existing conditions and design documents, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars during construction of a water treatment facility. He also developed a data acquisition methodology, built around terrestrial LiDAR and unmanned aerial systems, to allow industrial and manufacturing clients to routinely maintain an accurate inventory of raw materials assets versus the traditional annual year-end program with inherent safety risks and weeks of labor in harsh conditions.
Throughout his career, Gary has gained valuable federal field experience in supporting comprehensive condition assessment and real property inventory programs for the National Parks Service, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration and the Army National Guard. Each has enabled the respective agency to more effectively plan projects, budgets, schedules and capitalization. His work has supported the U.S. Armed Services and Department of Defense Education Association-completed projects in 13 countries, ranging from Bahrain and Turkey to Japan and Germany.
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 serves 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.