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RIP Karl Soar, EMEA paving sales manager, Hexagon GeoSystems

January 13, 2014 in Randy's Blog


It is with regret and great sadness that I am passing this message along from Mark Concannon, President, GSR EMEA, Hexagon GeoSystems.

“Dear All 
It is with shock and great sadness that we write to inform you of the tragic and early death of Karl Soar, our EMEA paving sales manager. Karl died suddenly at home in the early hours of Friday 27th December. 
Karl was a highly respected member of the Leica machine control team.  He was instrumental in driving the success of machine control construction for Leica Geosystems around the World and EMEA . He worked in machine control for his entire career in Leica Geosystems and was inspirational in the development of Leica’s paving and the dozer/grader solutions. Karl will be sadly missed by us all. 
Karl leaves his partner Zoe and their three young children to whom we have offered our support and send our deepest condolences. 



Mark Concannon                                Benjamin Perone
President, GSR EMEA                         Human Resources Manager, EMEA
Hexagon Geosystems                          Hexagon Geosystems

I met Karl back in 2008 and knew him as an industry colleague. We had several discussions at trade shows and via email regarding positioning technology. When my wife and I lost our second daughter, Bonnie Marie, Karl was one of the first to send condolences.

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Karl’s family and coworkers.

Randy Noland

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