I ran in to Butch Eads, former CEO of Central and now Chairman of National Parking Light Solutions. A very rested Butch told me that he was building a company that would provide turnkey lighting solutions to parking facilities nationwide. His company would determine the need, source the product, finance, install and maintain the lighting. Seems like a good deal to me.
Digital Payment Technology CEO Andrew Scott (R) and Marketing VP Alan Menezes demo their new Luke 2 P and D Machine. Featuring a keyboard for license plate entry and a pay by phone module that allows the parker to “top up” their fee from their phone after being texted from the machine it was introduced at the IPI this year.
Tom Wunk (l) introduced Scheidt and Bachmann’s managing director for parking and leisure center systems Martin Kammler
In addition I ran in to Christine Banning from the NPA and had a nice chat about their upcoming show in Las Vegas in October. Also roaming the aisles was Sandra Smith, executive director from the Canadian Parking Association who told me she was happy to attend the event and shepherd the Canadian contingent.
I spent some time with the Francisco Nora, Luiz Adati, Jorge Novaes of the Brazilian Parking Association who along with their president Andre Piccoli are here with Sebas Vanderae who is promoting his expo parking event to be held in late November in Sao Paulo – for more information contact me.
I was happy to discover that Brandy Stanley from Manchester, NH was in the room. I did not meet her yet, but am looking forward to it, as she, along with Charlie deBow keep me honest here on the blog.
I’m off to party hardy with the vendors this evening – More tomorrow