Christopher Kercheval, Founder, and CEO of TopKerv Consulting combines his 10 years of experience in land surveying with his love of laser scanning and education.
Christopher has worked for mortgage brokers, oil and gas companies, and private landowners before moving into laser scanning where he started with the manufacturer, Zoller+Froelich in their United States office just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2018, as he was beginning his own private consulting practice, he was voted onto the Board of Directors as a Director by the organization, IAFSM.
As an independent consultant, Christopher has worked for clients including General Motors, General Electric, and Sherwin-Williams.
Christopher has also joined USIBD where he is currently the chair of a subcommittee on Laser Scanning Hardware and working on a mission to create a standard in the industry for manufacturer-based specifications in addition to teaching a module for the IAFSM Basic Laser Scanning Certification class held annually at their conference.
He was nominated to the planning committee for the 2022 IAFSM conference in conjunction with the organization, ACSR.
Christopher planned the 2023 GeoWeek Scanner Shootout for USIBD to compare terrestrial laser scanners on an even parity, the 2023 Slam Scanner Walk off to be held in October, and is currently planning the 2024 GeoWeek event to compare SLAM and terrestrial scanners in a like environment for comparison on both data and pricing for those that are interested in entering the Reality Capture market.
Christopher is currently a Central Support Specialist in the Reality Capture division of Leica Geosystems, helping customers to maximize their investment in the technology and resolve issue that arise in the process from data acquisition to product deliverable.