George Allport, Sr., pursued a successful 28-year military career with overseas service in Vietnam, Korea, Argentina, Panama, Nicaragua and Bolivia. Transitioning to civilian status, George Allport, Sr., applied his cultural experience and acquired expertise in GPS technology to establish an operation in El Salvador for the measurement, mapping and parceling of rural lands for distribution following the civil war in El Salvador. Returning to the United States, he joined the team at Planned Dynamics, Middletown, NY, which specialized in supporting Trimble dealers' entry into the emerging application of GPS technology to land measurement. The next step in his journey brought George to the Keystone Precision team in 1996, where he continued to equip, train and support customers in the application of GPS and other emerging measurement technologies. He is a Trimble-certified Trainer and was honored as a member of the Trimble Hall of Fame for Mapping/GIS Sales. George Sr. still supports the KPS sales force for Mapping/GIS equipment applications while simultaneously managing the KPS Field Service Management portfolio. George is active in his church and serves on its governing body. George's lifelong companion is his wife, Connie ( also a Vietnam veteran). They are the proud grandparents of eight and great grandparents of one.
Achievements: BA, Lehigh University; MA, The University of Texas; Command and General Staff College, US Army; US Army War College; Colonel, US Army
“When the task appears to be too great, backup for a fresh start.”
Newt Carlson is the Regional Manager for Keystone Precision Solutions at their Crofton, MD, office, which covers the Maryland, Delaware and Northern Virginia territory for KPS sales and service. He has been with Keystone for 19 years, serving 16 years as the manager of the Crofton office. Newt has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. Before KPS, Newt worked for the Maryland Academy of Sciences, Spectra Physics, Spectra Precision and Trimble Navigation. Newt is a Vietnam veteran and an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer. His hobbies include golf, target shooting and woodworking. He lives in Severna Park, MD, with his wife Janice and their dog Bradford. He has volunteered as a literacy trainer for the county literacy program and served on various community boards and church councils.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
― William Pitt the Younger
Robert Fritz is the Regional Sales Manager of Keystone Precision Solutions, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His territories include Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New York City area. He has specialized in Trimble MGIS sales, training and support since 2007. He also heads Trimble Forensic hardware and software solutions for the northeast territory as well as Laser Technology Inc. Preferred Dealer initiatives. Family, friends and good music are Rob's passions. He enjoys both playing guitar and cooking for friends and family.
Before joining the KPs team, “Lou” was an employee at his father’s business of Mingolo Precision Products for 29 years.
Lou excels in many roles in our Hackensack, New Jersey office. He is not only Office Manager, but also manages Sales, Service and Inventory Control. Lou obtained an Associate’s Degree in Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Lou also received the NJSPLS Friend of the Society Award 2007.
Many would tell you that Lou is both a good listener and advisor. He loves to travel and experience different cultures. Lou enjoys dancing to Latin music and is a big food fanatic. His father was a significant influence in his life, instilling in him to work hard, respect and love each other. Lou’s favorite quote is “God will Provide.”