EcoArk Inc., a Rogers-based company focused on sustainability and waste stream recovery, recently acquired Eco3d, a Phoeniz, Ariz.-based firm that provides the integration of 3d technology and 3d digital modeling.
Eco3d provides the EcoArk clients a bridge into the digital 3d world by offering customized solutions to their workflows that ultimately save them money, according to the release. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Eco3d will be a stand-alone company, wholly owned by EcoArk.
“The acquisition of Eco3d makes sense for EcoArk because of our mutual focus in specific areas”, said Randy May, CEO of EcoArk.
May said Ken Smerz has worked the past 26 years within the commercial/industrial construction industry as a contractor, and business executive throughout the western United States. Upon discovering laser scanning and 3d modeling, Smerz recognized a huge blue ocean opportunity, May notes in the release.
As president and CEO of ECO3d, Smerz and his team are taking 3d imaging technology as a whole (laser scanning; structured light; 3d printing; photogrammetry; etc.) to create customized 3d solutions for each client’s specific needs, May said.
“We live in a 3 dimensional world in which everything we do revolves around one constant—measurement. It’s at the most basic level of our existence. We believe 3d technology can assist in the sustainability and enrichment of our daily lives…at work…at home…and at play,” May notes in the release.