July 23, 2014

Lisa Murray

Director

Lisa has more than 15 years sales management experience at Diversified Communications, parent company of SPAR Point Group. She is experienced in a variety of environments, including new business generation and international sales development. She especially enjoys launching new products in undeveloped markets, forming relationships with industry leaders and crafting strategic partnerships. Prior to working at Diversified, Lisa managed an international client base in direct marketing and advertising firms in the Boston and Portland markets. She speaks fluent French and enjoys travel and international business. She lives with her family in Maine.

Sean Higgins

Online Editor

SPAR Point Group Editor Sean Higgins produces SPARView, SPAR's weekly newsletters for 3D-scanning professionals, and sparpointgroup.com. Sean has previously worked as a technical writer, a researcher, a freelance technology writer, and an editor for various arts publications. He has degrees from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied the history of sound-recording technologies. Sean is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.

Koji Kawamura

Senior Analyst

Koji Kawamura, senior analyst, has been with SPAR Point Group since October 2004, translating its SparView e-newsletter into Japanese and networking within the engineering community in Japan. In addition, he has recently served on various committees relating to digital engineering practices for process plants in Japan and has been involved in national projects in this area. Mr. Kawamura served with Asahi Kasei Group from 1967 through 2003, where initially he was engaged in engineering for chemical plant design and construction for Asahi; subsequently he led development of the 3D plant design system EYECAD. In 1994 he was appointed Director of Asahi Kasei Engineering. Mr. Kawamura also served as Chair of the Information Systems Committee of ENAA (the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan) for 11 years. He holds a bachelor's in applied chemistry and a master's in chemical engineering, both from Osaka University

Lee Corkhill

Marketing Manager

Lee Corkhill oversees all marketing functions for SPAR International, SPAR Europe and SPAR Point Group.com. She has 15 years of business development and marketing experience in online and face-to-face products in various B2B markets including commercial marine, food and organic products. Her tenure at Diversified Business Communications, owner of SPAR Point Group, includes a year-long stint in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she helped develop the company’s Latin American operation. A native New Yorker and graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Lee lives in Portland, Maine with her son.

Linda McLaughlin

Conference Program Manager

Linda is responsible for content development and speaker recruitment for the SPAR Point Group conferences, and has been in this capacity since 2008. She has over 15 years’ experience producing conferences and events in a range of industries, previously for companies including PTC, Daratech, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Medical Records Institute, and The Knowledge Foundation. Linda has a BS in Marketing from Bentley University.