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.
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 16, 2023
Euclid Chemical Selected as Finalist for the 2023 Next Level Awards Program
CLEVELAND, Ohio (February 16, 2023) – Euclid Chemical, a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry construction products, is pleased to announce that its synthetic microfiber product, PSI Fiberstrand REPREVE 225, has been selected as a top 10 finalist for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Next Level Awards Program. Finalists will be recognized at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) taking place in Las Vegas March 14-18.
The CONEXPO-CON/AGG Next Level Awards celebrate exhibiting companies that are pushing the boundaries and developing next-level products, technologies and services designed to advance the construction industry. Evaluated by a diverse panel of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) members, the award entries were judged based on how they address common industry needs in unique and innovative ways, how they benefit the industry across multiple applications for industry-wide adoption, and how they positively impact the safety, sustainability, and workforce of the industry.
PSI Fiberstrand REPREVE 225 is an innovative new synthetic microfiber for concrete reinforcement that offers unique sustainability benefits. With a low environmental impact, PSI Fiberstrand REPREVE 225 is a fine denier monofilament synthetic microfiber that is manufactured using resourced polyester material from plastic bottles. The product can be easily added to a concrete mixture at any time prior to placement, and it is ideal for a variety of applications, including pavements, slabs-on-grade, overlays and toppings, wall systems, foundations, shotcrete, precast and prestressed structures, composite steel decks and decorative concrete.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Euclid Chemical will be located at booth C20433 in Central Hall, featuring signage recognizing their selection as a Next Level Awards Program finalist. To determine the Contractors’ Top Choice, show attendees will be able to scan a QR code and vote onsite for their favorite award entry.
About Euclid Chemical
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Chemical has served the global building market for more than a century as a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty products and technical support services for the concrete and masonry construction industry. Euclid Chemical’s expansive product line includes admixtures, fiber reinforcement, concrete repair products, flooring materials, decorative concrete systems, and more. Learn more at www.euclidchemical.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 17, 2023
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Launches New Websites
(SCHAUMBURG, IL – January 16, 2023) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is excited to announce the launch of their new website and continuing education platform (Rebar U). The public site has been redesigned, and Rebar U upgraded, to provide a better overall user experience.
The new website features a reconfigured layout and improved navigation to expedite information searches. As part of the overhaul, CRSI also changed association management systems. The new membership system provides users with an enhanced ecommerce solution and members only dashboard. It is also better integrated with the upgraded Rebar U website for seamless transitions from one platform to the other. The sites are built with responsive design to automatically reformat the display for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.
Another feature the Institute is thrilled to incorporate is the integration of a new digital rights management service. The new service, Vitrium, allows users to view the digital versions of CRSI’s popular publications in their favorite web browser as opposed to the previous process, which required additional plug-ins and logins. Vitrium also allows users the ability to annotate sections with notes, different highlighter colors, and proofing marks. Digital publications can be bookmarked and downloaded to the browser for offline viewing.
“We made great strides this year to upgrade our systems and our online presence. These new systems will bring us to current technologies and significantly improve the user experience,” explains Danielle Kleinhans, President and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, “I am confident these upgrades will position us for greater successes in 2023.”
To experience and explore the improved online offerings, and for more information, please visit www.crsi.org.
About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction.
Serving the needs of engineers, architects, and construction professionals, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI also has a broad Region Manager network that supports both members and industry professionals. Serving the construction market in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. with regional offices located across the United States.