March 24, 2023
TEZ Technology Announces Leadership Restructuring to Support Organization Growth
TEZ Technology (TEZ), the parking industry’s leading developer of app-free, ticketless solutions is thrilled to announce the appointment and promotion of several new executive and director level positions. This leadership restructuring is an essential step toward the organization’s continued growth. These individuals will play a significant role in the future of the organization, provide essential leadership in pursuit of TEZ’s development and goals, and support the needs of TEZ clients nationwide.
TEZ is pleased to welcome Jim Zaloudek to the team. Jim joins TEZ as our new Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jim will lead the effort to implement TEZ’s financial strategy. Jim has over 30 years of finance, executive management, operations management, and M&A experience within the software, IT services and telecom sectors. His ability to break down “walls” and improve processes enables him to provide strong fiduciary leadership during periods of significant revenue expansion.
JG Biebighauser has been promoted to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. After successfully leading TEZ’s product team in 2022, JG will now manage both the sales and marketing teams. JG’s background as an operator coupled with his work in sales, strategy, and marketing at IBM positions him well to lead our growth efforts at TEZ. In his new role, JG will develop strategies to implement TEZ’s sales and marketing efforts, will lead in our developing and maintaining our strong industry partnerships, and will identify opportunities to further develop TEZ’s client relationships and support our client needs.
Katherine Beaty has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Client Success. Katherine is an experienced industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in operations, compliance, cybersecurity, and more. In this new role, Katherine will lead the organization’s efforts to ensure that TEZ solutions meet each client’s unique needs. Katherine will lead a team of implementation and support specialists. Under her leadership these teams will be jointly responsible for ensuring our clients’ success after the sale.
Russell Wiant has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Previously, Russell served as TEZ’s Vice President of Engineering. In this new role, Russell will lead TEZ’s product team and will enhance the processes used to gather customer requirements and to deliver innovative technology to the parking industry. In addition, Russell will continue to lead TEZ’s development team as they build our industry-leading suite of app-free solutions. By bringing both the product and development teams under his leadership, TEZ has improved our ability to nimbly respond to the needs of our clients and the market.
Adam Barge has been promoted to Director of Product Development. Adam has been a part of the TEZ Team for nearly six years, most recently serving as Product Manager for our TEXT2PARK solution. In this new role, Adam will manage the entire product management team, including identifying opportunities to continue to enhance TEZ products.
Chad Brown has been promoted to Director of Systems Engineering. Chad is a proven leader and has been with TEZ for over six years. In his tenure at TEZ, Chad has lead our support team, has been instrumental in building external partner relationships, and, most recently, has been responsible for our flagship product, SMS Valet. In his new role, Chad will be responsible for technical product management at TEZ, ensuring that our solutions are developed in line with TEZ’s commitment to the highest quality stability and reliability.
TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “We are excited about the future of TEZ as an organization as we continue to grow and enhance our app-free parking solutions, while helping transform the parking industry to create the best parking experiences possible. Each of these individuals have a proven track record of professionalism, innovation, and leadership and we are thrilled about the opportunities possible as TEZ continues to grow. Each will play a vital role in continuing TEZ’s efforts to support our clients and their effort to serve their clients and communities.”
About TEZ Technology
TEZ has long been at the forefront of connecting drivers and parking facility owners and operators, becoming the go-to technology for ticketless parking and valet. TEZ is an industry leader in providing innovative, app-free parking solutions designed to streamline the parking experience. TEZ’s innovations include SMS text-based platforms TEXT2PARK, PERMIT2PARK, and SMS Valet, enabling clients and customers to facilitate user-friendly contactless transactions and payments in self-park and valet operations across North America.
TEZ empowers owners and operators of parking related real estate to “go mobile” and generate significantly more revenue and efficiencies, automating traditional paper ticket processes, promoting client brand awareness, and greatly enhancing guest experiences. For more information visit https://teztechnology.com/
March 24, 2023
Ernie Rehm Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer
Indianapolis, IN (March 23, 2023)—WGI, Inc., a leading national design and planning firm, today announced that Ernie Rehm has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, Rehm has overseen the functional design of dozens of parking structures throughout the world.
“Ernie Rehm is a great addition to WGI,” said Shad Shafie, PE, Vice President of WGI Inc. “He’s well-known throughout the industry as an outstanding and creative parking consultant and he will be an important part of our parking design team.”
Rehm joins WGI from Walker Parking Consultants, where he worked for over 23 years as a Senior Parking Designer. He is an expert in parking design and geometrics, as well as parking traffic flow. He has played an instrumental role in the development of numerous well-known parking facilities throughout the world, including City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the Dubai Mall and Meydan One, both of which are in Dubai. Rehm works out of WGI’s Indianapolis office.
Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at wginc.com.
March 13, 2023
TRES Announces Patriot L Product Now Made in USA
In keeping with their quest to offer products made in the USA, Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems announces that Patriot L high performance long range reader will be the replacement for the original TRES-900.2 reader.
“The Patriot L is from our feature rich Patriot series RFID readers that are made and assembled in the USA with industry standard 26-bit weigand and other formats available,” explains Steve Hale, President of Tres. “The discontinuance of the TRES-900.2 product is in keeping with our practice of replacing older models with newer models that have improved design and functionality. Our intent is to allow our customers to order the 900.2 until stock is depleted.”
The Patriot L will install, wire and mount to any application where at 900.2 reader has been installed or considered for installation. “The Patriot L, along with the entire Patriot series, will provide long-range performance and will have additional features like transactional LED and internal adjustable buffer, to name a few,” says Steve.
TRES will continue to honor the warranty terms for the TRES-900.2 units for the duration of their purchased warranty period.
For more information, visit www.tresrfsolutions.com.
March 10, 2023
Major League Soccer’s Newest Team, St. Louis CITY SC,
Unveils Connected Stadium
Groundbreaking Connected Stadium Technology Created By SKIDATA, the World Leader in Access and Revenue Management Technology
St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2023)— When MLS’ newest team, St. Louis CITY SC, hosted its inaugural game at CITYPARK on March 4th, fans enjoyed a seamless fan experience thanks to SKIDATA’s groundbreaking Connected Stadium technology. The technology allows fans to use a single credential on their smart phones to access everything the stadium has to offer. When fans arrive at the stadium, they use their phones to access and pay for parking, enter the stadium, and even pay for concessions and souvenirs.
“The connected stadium is the future of venue management, providing complete access to an event and all the associated services with a single credential,” said Andrew Feffer, Head of Venues and Events for SKIDATA. “St. Louis CITY SC’s fans are going to enjoy the convenience and benefits provided by this technology.”
The credential connects the fan’s device to an enterprise platform that manages all elements of an event. The platform also provides rich data to stadium operations managers so they can better understand individual fan preferences and behaviors. This will allow the team to send personalized promotions, offers, and added value benefits directly to fans.
“As one of the few professional sports teams with our new stadium, offices, practice facilities, and parking structures all located within one urban setting, we chose to invest in campus-wide technologies that support a seamless and fully-connected fan experience,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC Chief Experience Officer. “This approach allows us to manage the entire guest journey from parking to ticketing to multi-channel commerce – while also simplifying the operational management of many roles and permissions on our campus.”
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
February 21, 2023
Hawa Dawa’s AI-based Air Quality Monitoring Solution Successfully Competes with Traditional Methods
Revolutionizing Environmental Monitoring through Cutting-Edge Technology and Innovative Approaches
Munich, February 2023: OpenAI’s ChatGPT has made artificial intelligence more accessible to the public, enabling people to witness the capabilities of AI in their daily lives. Recognizing the potential of AI in environmental monitoring, Hawa Dawa has integrated AI into the core of its air monitoring method from the very beginning. The Hawa Dawa solution leverages the advantages of AI, including increased efficiency, improved accuracy, and better decision-making, to provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the environment.
Hawa Dawa’s innovative approach to environmental monitoring has resulted in significant cost savings, full scalability, and continuous improvements to the product. TÜV Süd and multiple direct comparisons with alternative solutions confirmed the reliability and accuracy of Hawa Dawa’s method.
Hawa Dawa’s Sentience System recently faced a critical challenge when it won a tender in one of Europe’s largest capitals. The solution was benchmarked against competitive hardware products from two traditional hardware manufacturers, comparing Hawa Dawa’s AI-based solution with air quality monitoring relying on pure hardware. Despite the constraints of the evaluation, which did not allow further training of the AI after deployment and the loss of the training station in Munich, Hawa Dawa’s solution outperformed the competitors in two of three accuracy-related categories.
The conclusion of the evaluation is clear: AI-based air quality monitoring can replace traditional, costly, and bulky hardware-centric measurement methods without compromising accuracy. The robust AI developed by Hawa Dawa delivered acceptable results even under unfavourable conditions and has the potential to provide even higher accuracy levels with full leverage of the AI-based models and continuous improvements through machine learning. The results of this comparison are available upon request.
“At Hawa Dawa, we believe in the power of AI to revolutionize the way we monitor air quality,” says Karim Tarraf, CEO and Co-Founder of Hawa Dawa. “Our recent evaluation against two traditional hardware manufacturers, even under challenging conditions where we were unable to further train our AI algorithms or calibrate our devices, confirms that our AI-based solution can deliver robust and accurate results that rival traditional methods.”
Hawa Dawa is proud to revolutionize the field of environmental monitoring through its cutting-edge technology and innovative approaches. To learn more about Hawa Dawa’s solution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hawa Dawa:
Hawa Dawa forms the basis for a new digital knowledge network for resilient and climate-neutral cities and future-oriented companies. The focus is on facilitating the use of meaningful environmental data in decision making. Hawa Dawa compiles air quality data from all available sources, from satellites to ground-based public monitoring stations to IoT sensors, and correlates it with use case-specific data, such as traffic. These insights are made available on intuitive dashboards, annotated APIs and deep-dive analytics reports. The data covers the full range from historical to real-time to predictive and simulation.
Hawa Dawa leverages state-of-the-art sensor technology, IoT, AI, machine learning, and cloud services to provide A-class air quality data at high spatial and temporal resolution.
The international team consists of engineers, software specialists and data analysts, experts in sensor technology, satellite and traffic modelling, and business developers.
Hawa Dawa covers the entire spectrum: from consulting and data management to analysis and forecastings, complemented by proprietary hardware that enables enhanced coverage with relevant measurement points both temporally and spatially.
For more information, www.hawadawa.com .
February 14, 2023
PIE 2023: The Park Tank is Looking for Participants!
Welcome to the Park Tank!
Do you have an innovative product or service that will revolutionize the parking industry?
This is your chance to pitch a panel of parking experts at PIE 2023.
Up to 10 start-up vendors will be invited to present their parking/mobility solutions to PIE attendees and a team of parking experts.
Will you be able to entice the parking experts to turn their chairs? This mash-up of several popular television programs will provide each selected vendor with 4 minutes to pitch their solution. The experts and live audience will only hear the pitch (no slide decks). Each parking expert will have the chance to turn their chair if they like what they hear.
The vendors are vying for a 6-month mentorship with a parking expert along with the opportunity to showcase their parking solution to the PIE audience.
If you are interested in being considered for this unique opportunity, please send an email to ParkTank@dixonresourcesunlimited.com with your contact information.
Submissions must be received by March 10th for consideration. Participation is not guaranteed and those selected must comply with the conference/session guidelines. Presentations will be in person on March 28th. There will be no compensation for travel or conference expenses.
If you have any questions, please email ParkTank@dixonresourcesunlimited.com.
January 19, 2023
ZipBy appoints John Cowley as Vice President of Sales, North America
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2023: ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cowley, Vice President of Sales – North America, who started with ZipBy today, 18th January 2023.
John joins ZipBy North America with 30+ years of sales experience in strategic account management, marketing, and sales management, he has been with T2 Systems for the past 12 years focused on providing comprehensive solutions to the parking industry. Having experience in a broad spectrum of parking technology such as Pay Stations, Mobile Payment, PARCS, Permits, Enforcement and LPR, John has partnered with multiple technology partners and developed strategic relationships across the industry with Municipalities, Universities, Healthcare, Operators, Property Management along with various levels of government to promote and implement new parking technology solutions to ensure clients realize their operational objectives.
John brings a proven track record of leading successful sales teams and an in-depth knowledge of the sales process. His experience, leadership attributes, strong relationships and parking industry knowledge make him a great addition to the ZipBy leadership team.
He is an active member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute [IPMI], National Parking Association [NPA], Canadian Parking Association [CPA], California Mobility & Parking Association [CMPA], Southwest Parking & Transportation Association [SWPTA]as well as been on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association [PIPTA].
John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business and Psychology from Trinity Western University, Canada.
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