Kieran Muir

This entry is part 22 of 27 in the series December 2023/January 2024

24 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2024

Company: Vexcel Imaging
Current position: Support engineer
Age: 31
Education: Some college for electrical engineering

Muir’s journey to Vexcel Imaging was marked by a remarkable blend of determination, hands-on experience, and a deep passion for technology. Starting his professional life earlier than most, Muir ventured into maintenance roles at grain elevator plants, where he honed his skills in wiring high-voltage electrical motors and acquired valuable insights into industrial machinery.

During slow seasons, he delved into part-time construction jobs, expanding his skill set even further. His career took an exciting turn when he joined Eaton Corporation, where he underwent comprehensive training in electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and robotics systems, swiftly excelling in these areas.

Relocating to Colorado, he embraced the role of a crane technician, specializing in repairs and OSHA inspections. It was this journey of practical experience that eventually led him to Vexcel Imaging, where he embarked on a path that would see him become a crucial asset to the company’s support engineering team.

Muir joined Vexel Imaging in November 2018 at the age of 26 and brought his expertise in programming, electrical work, and customer interactions. While he didn’t possess the required college degree, his practical skills and determination set him apart.

Muir’s journey within Vexcel began when he applied for a support engineer role. Over the years, he immersed himself in the world of aerial survey technology, where Vexcel’s cutting-edge aerial sensors are developed. Muir’s eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies made him an ideal fit for the team.

He now serves as the TopoFlight and UltraNav V7 expert for Vexcel Imaging in North America, as well as the Somag mount expert for Vexcel U.S.

He thrives on personal interactions with customers, ensuring they receive top-quality support. Muir’s journey exemplifies how ambition, dedication, and hard work have enabled him to excel in the geospatial field, despite taking a non-traditional path to his professional role. His commitment to continuous learning and skill development drives his pursuit of excellence in the industry.

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