R.E. (Rich) Nixon

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Rich Nixon, ALS
Known for University of Calgary Graduate

As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 2007

Rich Nixon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in June 1973. He graduated from Forest Lawn High School of Calgary in 1992 and went on to receive a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1997.

Alberta Land Surveyors Roger Ross and John Haggerty served as principals from August 2004 until he received his commission on July 10, 2007. Rich is also registered as a professional engineer with APEGGA.

Rich has been a member of the ALSA Historical & Biographical Committee since 2006. Survey experience includes:

  • 1997-1999: oil and gas related surveys with All-Can Engineering & Surveys (1976) Ltd. in Calgary;
  • 1999-2002: GPS product testing and customer support (Applications Engineer) with Point Inc. in Calgary;
  • 2002-2004: GPS/inertial product testing (land-based applications) and worldwide customer training and support (Support Engineer) for Applanix Corporation in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Rich is presently employed with Can-Am Geomatics of Grande Prairie and is involved in oil and gas related surveys. Camping, hunting, fishing and carpentry are a few of Rich’s leisure activities.