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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has promoted Matt Newsome to Senior VP and General Manager of CTS North and South America.  He replaces Richard Wunderle, who is retiring after a 37-year career with Cubic.

England-based Bemrose Mobile has secured contracts with three new local government authorities: Tamworth Borough Council, Spelthorne Borough Council and Huntingdonshire District Council, all in the UK, bringing cashless phone-and-pay services to 55 more carparks, with several launches planned before the end of spring.

Parking & Traffic Consultants (PTC), a Sydney-based specialist firm, has expanded its business with the opening of a Melbourne office and the addition of Shane de Wit as its manager.  The experienced operator led Melbourne Airport to double its carpark size in eight years of growth.

SP Plus Corp. has announced several top-level changes. Vance C. Johnston, who joined the company in early March as Executive VP of Finance, assumed the positions of Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in mid-March. At that time, G Marc Baumann, former CFO, Treasurer and President of Urban Operations, became the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Also, former President and CEO James A. Wilhelm will continue in his role as CEO, with both men reporting to him.

Samsung Techwin America, a global supplier of video surveillance and security products, has appointed Frank De Fina, Senior VP Sales & Marketing, to the Security Industry Association Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.

Fast Park has acquired the Indy Park Ride & Fly Plainfield Road facility in Indianapolis. It has about 2,300 uncovered spaces and is three miles from the Stansted Drive FastPark & Relax. In the next few months, those customers and employees will be consolidated at the recently opened, state-of-the-art Stansted facility. 

UK-based ParkatmyHouse.com, “the world’s largest online parking marketplace,” and Apcoa Parking (UK), part of Europe’s longest-established parking management company, have joined forces to offer drivers an innovative on-demand solution that will allow them to book spaces in Apcoa carparks and save some 25% in parking costs. The collaboration represents a deviation from its traditionally “peer-to-peer” model, ParkatmyHouse.com said. However, with about 800 Apcoa carparks in the UK and 4,000 more across Europe, the partnership could offer “considerable growth opportunities,” it said.

Since June 2012, Amano McGann has been the exclusive distribution partner of UK-based Metric Parking for all sales and marketing efforts in the North American market for multi-space parking meters. Two months ago, the companies expanded their partnership to include the support and service sectors of the business. Going forward, Amano McGann will manage all post-manufacturing business operations in North America. The company plans to leverage its strong local service base through its 19 branch offices and extensive distribution network. 

Ellis Dumont, Founder and CEO of Advanced Parking Concepts (APC), has announced “a strategic partnership” with J. Gregory Kost as an exclusive consultant, with the title of Executive VP and General Counsel. He brings to APC more than 30 years of real estate and parking experience in all facets of the industry.

Metric Group has announced a significant order for a state-of-the-art pay-on-foot system at a major UK shopping center. The Amano POF system, to be installed at the massive Friars Square mixed-use shopping center in Aylesbury, will comprise four entrance and four exit barriers, as well as four paystations.  All the equipment will be linked to a fully web-enabled back office, the company said.

IntegraPark has completed integration between its Paris Cloud Permits system and the Parking Panda smartphone parking app.  Paris users can seamlessly enforce monthly parkers without mailing hangtags -- the system is automatically updated with the payment status of each monthly parker.  For more information, contact IntegraPark at (888) 852-9993 or Parking Panda at (800) 232-6415.

Walker Restoration Consultants has added Vladimir Ivanov, Restoration Consultant, and a new office location, in Seattle.  With more than 15 years of structural design and forensic engineering experience, his expertise in damage assessment, construction defect analysis and structural repair design will help fortify the company’s position as building and infrastructure restoration experts in the greater Northwest Region. 

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has elected three new board members, who were announced at the TCA’s annual meeting in January at the 2014 World of Concrete. Elected to three-year terms for the first time were Tim Manherz, Operations Manager at TAS Commercial Concrete (Houston); Luke Eliot, General Manager at BD Stevens Ltd. (Nova Scotia, Canada); and Mark Reed, President of E.E. Reed Construction (Houston). 

Tim Martin, P.E., has joined CTLGroup as Principal Engineer in the firm’s Materials Consulting Practice, based in its Austin, TX, office. With 20 years of experience in pavement design and evaluation, he is a recognized expert in the analysis and problem-solving of pavement performance.

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