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Dr. Salem Masry awarded C.C. Kirby Award

Fredericton, NB, Canada – July 03, 2014 –  CARIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Salem Masry, President and CEO of CARIS, was awarded the 2014 C.C. Kirby Award, by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB), in recognition of his world-beating land and marine mapping software.Dr. Masry founded CARIS in 1979 to commercialize the research into digital charting systems he undertook as part of the faculty of the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Geodesy and Geomatics. The Fredericton, New Brunswick based company has since become a world leader in the development of geospatial software catering towards the marine and hydrographic community and employs over 180 people worldwide.

The C.C. Kirby Award is given in recognition of outstanding service or contribution to both the engineering profession and the province of New Brunswick. Named in honour of Charles C. Kirby, a distinguished engineer who was the founder of the Association and co-founder and first President of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the C.C. Kirby Award is the most prestigious award a professional engineer can receive from the Association.


Established in 1979, CARIS is a leading developer of geospatial software. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart™ product line delivers an integrated software solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information from the echosounder “ping” through to the production and distribution of the “chart”. CARIS products are continually selected by hydrographic offices, military agencies, survey contractors, ports and harbours, municipalities, land administrators and academia among others. In addition to its Canadian headquarters, CARIS has offices in The Netherlands, United States, Australia and United Kingdom. There are also more than 20 resellers bringing sales and support of CARIS brand software to more than 85 countries.

For more information, or to arrange an interview:
please call Erin Roberts, Marketing Coordinator +1 (506) 458-8533, or email erin.roberts@caris.com.

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