YARMOUTH — DeLorme, the map and software development company, announced Mike Heffron will become president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 4, 2011.

Heffron will replace Dave Eshelman, who has served as president since 2005 and has been with the company for 19 years.

Heffron will also be the first person to hold the office of CEO other than founder and owner David DeLorme, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

Most recently, Heffron served as the president of the EI&S Operating Group of global defense, security and aerospace giant BAE Systems.

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