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Creative Bus Sales has named Jeff Shank as General Manager for its Florida location. He has nearly 30 years of experience in sales, operations, finance, service and warranty in the transit, paratransit, school bus and commercial vehicle markets.





Ticketech, an industry leader and pioneer in parking industry technology for dense urban environments, has hired software veteran Daniel Saccullo to oversee product development and information technology for the growing company.





The Marlyn Group, a privately held consulting company, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council – a regional certifying partner of the WBE National Council.





Park One has expanded its premium parking operations across Florida and Texas, offering valet, management and other services at major regional destinations, including a sports arena, high-end hotel, medical center, an art museum and a central business district. “The recent additions ... are the result of our extensive expertise in all facets of the parking and transportation industry,” CEO Bijan Eghtedari said.





Renewz Sustainable Solutions has completed its state-of-the-art Isola solar-powered carport at the Battery Innovation Center in Newberry, IN, next to the U.S. Navy’s largest battery-testing and research base. Developed by the company, the system combines U.S.-made electrical equipment from Eaton with efficiency solar panel technology from Silfab.


Nominated by the Obama administration, Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Some of its recent accomplishments include development of the Building Research Information Knowledgebase, an online portal providing access to peer-reviewed building research and case studies; and Hazus, a national software system at FEMA that estimates potential building and infrastructure losses from natural disasters.





Propark America has made several management changes. Tim Maloney has been named EVP, National Sales.  He will concentrate on coordinating and implementing national sales strategies, development and management of key customer relationships, and collaborating with our regional offices to address new business opportunities. Nate Phillips has been promoted to Senior VP, West Region. He will oversee and direct all facets of the operational activities in the region, as well as business development, client relationship extension and account retention. Luis Garcia has been promoted to Regional Manager. As a member of the West Region’s operations team, he will provide direct oversight of all operational activities associated with assigned locations.  





Metric Group, a UK-based manufacturer of pay-and-display machines, has received two orders from Latvia and another from its agent in Switzerland. The most recent is for 66 card-only Elite machines for the Riga area and another for Daugavpils. Its Swiss agent, Taxomex, also has ordered 40 P&D machines.





Parkeon has completed installation of 32 pay-and-display parking meters in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Renowned for its skiing, water sports and casinos, the resort town has had major parking problems. In May 2013, after “trialing” three of the solar-powered meters, City Council gave approval to implement the paid parking system citywide.





Scheidt & Bachmann (S&B) experienced a very busy and successful summer with the award of multiple large-project contracts. From June to August 2013, S&B received three projects from Stanford (CA) Hospital & Clinics and the Capital City Development Corp. in Boise, ID. Visit www.scheidt-bachmann.com for more information.





Tidewater Software Solutions has released Tidewater Tracker, its Software Management System developed for the RedStorm 2.0 parking guidance system (PGS) manufactured by Trans-Tech. The web-based software allows customers to manage the PGS remotely from the convenience of their desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.


The Green Parking Council (GPC) has awarded a 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability to Mark Muglich, President of ABM Parking Services (formerly Ampco System Parking); and to Gary Cudney, President and CEO of Carl Walker Inc. The GPC sustainability award honors leaders of the parking industry’s transition to an environmentally conscious business model.





MHA Lighting, continuing its rapid growth in 2013, has appointed an Operations Director, a Field Sales Manager and five new production staff. Ian Kane will be looking after all aspects of operations, and the sales team has added “lighting star” Leah Hartley. Managing Director Tom Harrison said, “[This year,] we have secured a fantastic range of new blue chip customers ... as well as repeat business with existing customers.”





Parking Concepts Inc. (PCI) has been selected to operate four parking facilities, totaling 2,164 spaces, for the city of Beverly Hills, CA. Included in this five-year contract is the provision of valet parking services for the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, scheduled to open in October 2013. PCI also will provide monthly parking billing services for all facilities that the city will continue to operate.





Carl Walker Inc., a nationally recognized consultant in the parking industry, has completed a study to identify potential parking structure replacement locations and alternatives for visitors to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in St. Louis, consisting of the Gateway Arch, Luther Ely Smith Square and the Old Courthouse. The master plan included removal of the existing Gateway Arch parking structure to make way for additional multi-use open space.





Dur-A-Flex Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless resinous flooring, has added Lee Dzierzanowski as Business Development Manager, West. He will facilitate architectural flooring specifications; initiate and maintain strategic end user and architect relationships; and support the efforts of the company’s west region sales managers.





Complus Data Innovations, a leader in the field of parking citation processing solutions, has promoted David Holler to Vice President of Business Development. He will oversee all marketing activities, including advertising and other trade-related business. The Business Development team will report to Holler.





 

Article Abstract from October, 2013




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