Novara GeoSolutions, LLC. (Novara) announced that it has promoted Neal O’Driscoll as its new president. O’Driscoll will be responsible for overseeing all of Novara’s strategic direction, diversified geospatial offerings through collaboration with CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA). O’Driscoll most recently served as interim president of Novara and will continue to spearhead Novara technology adoption and implementation across Energy industries, including Transmission and Distribution. O’Driscoll plans to expand operations into the Rail, Aviation and Security industries.
“Neal brings Novara more than a decade of dynamic leadership experience,” said Mike Carroll, CEO, CHA Consulting, Inc. “His recent efforts have helped propel Novara in exciting, new directions, from moving into the utilities market to working collaboratively with CHA and bringing Novara services to other CHA clients. We look forward to continuing to leverage his leadership to deliver best-in-class solutions to Novara’s clients.”
O’Driscoll’s immediate priorities will be overseeing the launch of new transmission geospatial technologies in conjunction with building new tailored solutions for its customers. “We are committed to creating, managing and sharing information so clients can make safe, informed decisions.” O’Driscoll continues, “Our goal is to increase project collaboration and get client input from beginning to end. Our clients are focused on operating safely and meeting their strict compliance regulations, so it is paramount the implemented technology fits their needs. Our products are Esri-based and support asset management, operational awareness, field automation, regulatory compliance and integrity management support—all pivotal for clients managing large volumes of data.”
Prior to the promotion and being named interim president, O’Driscoll served as vice president of operations for Novara, managing Novara’s software team and providing technical direction to its software team.
O’Driscoll received his Civil Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition, O’Driscoll actively supports the PODS Association (Pipeline Open Data Standards) and its mission to be the global leader in pipeline data standards and best practices.