PMI would like to welcome Ian Barker-Cortrecht to our growing team of laser scanning experts across the United States!
Ian joins us with an engineering background with a degree in Product Design from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. Since college, Ian’s transitioned between Manufacturing and 3D Laser scanning and has worked as both a field tech and project manager. Outside of his career, Ian builds snowboards and surfboards. “I enjoy the creative process whether that is finding creative solutions at work or designing boards.”
We took a few minutes to sit down with Ian and pick his brain about all of these exciting changes!
How did you get into Laser Scanning?
I was aware of it through product design, mostly for Q/C or reverse engineering. When a field tech opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance and went from there.
What do you enjoy most about working in this industry?
I enjoy the problem solving aspect. We have an amazing technology that can be applied in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the customer.
Where do you see the future of this industry heading?
I believe mobile scanning and more automated data capture are where we’re headed, as well as Smart BIM and Intelligent Models on the back end.
Any new/upcoming projects you’re looking forward to?
I’m just getting my feet under me, but the Harvester project is one I’m excited to be part of. It will be on of the larger projects I’ve worked on both in size and complexity.
What excites you most about working with PMI?
Most of my previous scanning jobs have been siloed with respect to BIM. Working at a company that integrates both well is exciting.
Welcome to the team, Ian!