Our Team - Biographies
Kris Nixon, PLS, is Principal and owner of Meridian 3D, Inc. Mr. Nixon specializes in industrial measurement with a particular focus on laser scanning and dimensional control in heavy industry plant works as well as BIM. Mr. Nixon is a North Carolina PLS, licensed since 2000 with 10 years of experience in 3D laser scanning. He lived abroad from 2002 to 2010 and is a former Director of Warner Land Surveys Ltd. in the United Kingdom. During his career, he has completed large-scale surveying and scanning projects at facilities all over the world. Mr. Nixon was formerly the Principal of the Laser Scanning Division for Meridian Associates, Inc. before the corporate separation of the division in 2014.
Rick Artiga is Director of Operations and a shareholder of Meridian 3D, Inc. Mr. Artiga has worked with 3D modeling since 1996, before the advent of AutoCAD as a Windows- based program. He has accumulated extensive industry knowledge across multiple sectors and a unique understanding of design and construction schedules as a result of over 12 years’ MEP, Civil, and Infrastructure experience; 4 years in Laser Scanning; and execution of both domestic and overseas projects. Mr. Artiga was the Sr. Project Manager of Meridian Associates, Inc.’s Laser Scanning Services prior to the corporate separation of the division in 2014.