Parkmobile’s Strong Momentum Continues as the Company Expands into New Markets and Achieves 62% Increase in Transaction Volume in Q1 2018

May 07, 2018

 

 

Parkmobile’s Strong Momentum Continues as the Company Expands into New Markets and Achieves 62% Increase in Transaction Volume in Q1 2018

 

 

 

Smart parking and mobility leader opens hundreds of new locations, adds new product innovations and wins industry accolades

 

 

Atlanta, GA, May 7, 2018 — Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced today a record setting Q1 for 2018, hitting the 9 million user milestone and growing over 60% year-over-year. This was fueled by the continued expansion of Parkmobile’s service into new markets across the country and the addition of the innovative Parking Availability feature that helps drivers quickly navigate to streets with open spots.

Below are some of the key highlights from Q1:

  • Grew the Parkmobile user base to over 9 million people
  • Expanded into over 700 new locations, including 500 new reservations-enabled garages
  • Added several new universities to the Parkmobile network including Tulane, Towson, Stephen F. Austin and Case Western Reserve
  • Provided parking for high-profile events including the Super Bowl and the College Football National Championship
  • First to market with the new Parking Availability feature for Parkmobile Pro members
  • Announced planned mobility joint venture between BMW and Daimler that will drive continued innovation and growth in the mobility space

 

This success has led to Parkmobile winning several prestigious accolades. The company recently won three American Business Awards® for Most Innovative Tech Company, Best Integrated Mobile Experience and Executive of the Year for CEO Jon Ziglar. Additionally, Ziglar was named as a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Southeast.

“As technology continually advances, more cities are looking to become ‘smart cities’ and parking operators are modernizing their businesses to improve efficiency and provide a better experience for their customers,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile. “As the leader in smart mobility solutions, we are uniquely positioned to help accelerate this evolution in the industry and that is reflected in our excellent Q1 results.”

 

About Parkmobile

 

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums.  People can use Parkmobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk.  Additionally, Parkmobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking.  Parkmobile was recently named by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 winner, recognizing the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, visit Parkmobile.io or @Parkmobile on Twitter.

 

Highland Council Choose IPS

May 07, 2018

 

 

Highland Council Choose IPS

 

 

International Parking Systems (UK) Ltd (ipsgroup.com) have installed their equipment in the picturesque towns of Fort William, Fort Augustus and Inverness as part of an upgrade program to their existing Metric Accent machines.

 

The first phase of the project saw 19 Metric Accent machines upgraded in Inverness and Fort William, with 2 of IPS own MS1 machines installed in Fort Augustus. All machines are installed with the latest contactless payment technology which is provides fast convenient payments to visitors and residents.

Richard Boultbee, Executive Director at IPS said “We are absolutely delighted that Highland Council have chosen our technology to serve their towns and look forward to the next phase

Shane Manning of Highland Council said “We trialled the technology first to ensure it met with the high expectations set by IPS and we couldn’t be more pleased with the product and service we have experienced”.

About IPS Group

IPS Group, (www.ipsgroup.com), headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices across North America and Europe, is a design, engineering, and manufacturing company focused on low-power wireless telecommunications, payment processing systems, intelligent data management and SaaS technologies. IPS takes IoT and Smart City concepts and turns them into reality. For over 20 years, IPS has delivered world-class solutions through its fully-integrated Smart Parking Platform comprised of smart single-space meters, multi-space pay stations, pay station upgrade kits, vehicle detection sensors, smart cash collection systems, mobile applications, enforcement and permitting solutions, hosted data management software with advanced data analytics, and more.

Seal Beach prepares for summer with new PassportParkingⓇ app

May 04, 2018

Seal Beach prepares for summer with new PassportParkingⓇ app

 

 

Mobile parking app allows drivers to enjoy their time, at their pace

 

 

Seal Beach, Calif. (May 4, 2018) — Just in time for the first big waves of summer, the City of Seal Beach announces the launch of its new mobile parking application, PassportParking®. The app allows parkers to pay for their parking with their smartphones. PassportParking, is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, serving cities and universities through North America.

This is the first time Seal Beach will have a mobile payment app available to residents and visitors. Parkers are not only able to quickly pay for parking on the PassportParking app but they can also monitor and extend their parking sessions remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts.

“We are completely transforming our parking operation. Our goal is to provide a higher standard of customer service for residents and visitors. The PassportParking payment option gives Seal Beach parkers an easier option to pay for parking,” said Seal Beach Police Cmdr. Steve Bowles. “The app offers a great convenience for when you’re at the beach or around the city. Being able to extend your time right from your phone wasn’t an option before now.”

The PassportParking app will be available in more than 600 parking spaces (six zones) throughout Seal Beach. The zones include areas near the beach: 1st, 8th and 10th streets, as well as along Main Street and Electric Avenue (near 8th St. and 10th St.) and Main Street between Central and Ocean avenues (closest to 10th St.).

“The Passport technology enhances a city’s experiences for residents and visitors,” said Nathan Berry, Passport executive director. “People can enjoy Seal Beach at their leisure without worrying about rushing back to a meter to extend time or cutting their time short. The app allows you to determine how you spend your time, at your pace.”

Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The company has also successfully launched the MetroParking app in Los Angeles. The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.

Universal Barrier System launch Evolution – the revolutionary surface mounted barrier base that can be rapidly deployed, saving the industry valuable time and money

May 03, 2018

 

 

 

 

Universal Barrier System launch Evolution – the revolutionary surface mounted barrier base that can be rapidly deployed, saving the industry valuable time and money.

 

 

 

Universal Barrier Solutions Ltd has launched the Evolution pre-formed, surface mounted barrier base. Set to revolutionise the security and parking industries, the Evolution will make the job of installing barriers quicker and easier, whilst also being a cost effective and eco-friendly solution.

 

 

UBS Managing Director John Pye said “We are delighted to bring this product to market, it is a real game changer. The material and installation cost savings, wider operational efficiencies as well as longer-term maintenance options are all significant advantages.  Industry feedback from barrier manufacturers, installation companies and the car park management sector all widely acknowledge the obvious benefits that the Evolution solution offers, when compared against traditional excavation and construction methods.”

Made out of pre-formed engineered rubber, the Evolution bases can be used for the deployment of automatic vehicle barriers, ticket reading and dispensing machines, intercom posts and ANPR bollards.

The surface mounted barrier base removes the need for civils, thus reducing the cost and disruption of making lane separation at vehicle entry and exit points. The modular base sections can be surface fixed with no need for excavation or concrete. Fixings allow for re-tightening and relocation, and removal if necessary.

With universal mounting options for various product manufacturers, bases can be configured to construct island sizes with dimensions between 2m and 6m. Each section has integral cable management and can take undulations.

The barrier base can be lowered into position using the supplied lifting eyes, after the installation area has been prepared and any ducting and cable works undertaken. The preformed channels in the underside of the barrier base modules and surface draw pit provide cable management. An engineer injects anchor resin into fixing hole; pushes the nylon plug into place and taps the bolt on top until it sits flush with the unit; then tightens the bolts to the maximum available torque using a mechanical impact driver. Options for multiple barriers, readers, ANPR and intercom configurations are available.

Oliver Ridgwick, Managing Director of Synergy Security Systems Ltd said “The Evolution barrier base is really quick and easy to install, instead of taking 3 to 4 days to excavate the site and install a concrete plinth – this option takes half a day to a day. The job’s done quickly and my team can move onto other projects faster.”

Watch theinstallation video to see for yourself how easy it is to install.

The Evolution barrier base is available now from UBS channel partners – FAAC UK Ltd, Newgate Ltd, NICE UK Ltd and Parking Facilities Limited.

To find about more about the Evolution barrier baseplease contact Stewart Phillips, Sales Director, Universal Barrier Solutions, sphillips@universalbarriersolutions.co.uk, 01709 792222 or 07967139147.

 

Universal Barrier Solutions Ltd is at the forefront of barrier and gate solutions. We are the UK’s leading supplier of premium aluminum gates (Alugate) and innovative barrier solution products.

APCOA PARKING revolutionises parking across Germany

May 03, 2018

 

 

 

APCOA PARKING revolutionises parking across Germany

 

 

 

Innovative digital platform APCOA FLOW sets new benchmarks for European parking industry

 

 

  • New app makes parking quicker, easier and more convenient: No tickets. No cash. No s
  • Available at 200 selected car parks with more than 100,000 parking spaces across Germany at launch
  • Additional functions such as reservation and booking of parking spaces, as well as payment for on-street parking in the pipeline
  • APCOA plans roll-out in 12 further European markets
  • Open, central and scalable platform for all of Europe enables new partnerships and business models in the smart city ecosystem
  • RFID chip connects cars and car parks to create the most comprehensive, truly connected car offering in Germany

 

Stuttgart, 3 May 2018APCOAPARKING, Europe’s leading parking facility manager,has successfully launched its new app, APCOA FLOW (apcoa.de/flow), which is based on the company’s proprietary digital platform for all European markets. At launch, customers can seamlessly enter, leave and make cashless payments without the need for tickets at 200 selected APCOA car parks with more than 100,000 parking spaces across Germany. The app also serves as a navigation system, identifying and guiding the driver to the most convenient car park for their final destination. Thanks to RFID technology, the car park recognizes the vehicle and opens the barriers automatically. This means that parking tickets, the hunt for spare change and the need to queue at a pay station are all a thing of the past.

 

“APCOA FLOW opens up an entirely new digital parking experience which is unique in this form: The combination of new services and a large number of car parks across the whole of Germany, combined with the open, central and scalable digital platform behind it, make APCOA FLOW the most comprehensive connected car offering in the parking sector. We are setting completely new standards for the entire industry,” said Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of APCOA PARKING Group. The company is now planning to equip all of APCOA’s 300 or so car parks in Germany with APCOA FLOW, thereby making more than 230,000 parking spaces more easily accessible to customers throughout the country.

 

Parking becomes a seamless extension of individual mobility

“We are very proud to have created APCOA FLOW, a system that is, at launch, already the most comprehensive smart parking solution for car parks in Germany. With the app and platform, we are revolutionising our customers’ parking experience. Thanks to APCOA FLOW, parking becomes a seamless extension of the mobility experience for the very first time. With APCOA FLOW, we are offering our users more comfort, a greater sense of security and, ultimately, freedom and time for the more important things in life,” explained Detlef Wilmer, Managing Director of APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH.

 

Customers can download the APCOA FLOW app from both the Google PlayStore and App Store, register their account and order their personal APCOA FLOW RFID chip for their windscreen. It is this RFID technology that automatically opens a car park’s barriers as the car approaches. Every single parking process is precisely recorded by the system and charged to the registered credit card. Customers can view their accounts at any time, thanks to the system’s completely transparent overview of all parking processes.

 

The user begins by entering their destination, at which point the app quickly and intuitively displays the nearest APCOA FLOW car parks. Once the user has selected the most convenient car park, the app navigates them directly to their destination. APCOA FLOW makes it easy to park anywhere, even in a city the driver has little or no knowledge of. The app displays prices, opening hours and capacity of parking spaces in each car park, along with other useful information, such as accessibility, access heights and the availability of EV charging stations.

 

Wilmer sums up the app’s advantages: “APCOA FLOW makes parking quicker and more convenient: Simply park. No ticket. No cash. No stress.”

 

New partnerships, further functions and pan-European launch

Equipped with an API interface, the digital platform’s enhanced compatibility means that a large number of new services and partnerships can be launched in the near future. The first comprehensive cooperation agreement was concluded with sunhill technologies GmbH, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG (VWFS). As a result of this partnership, VW Group customers can now enjoy contactless entry and exit and automated payment processing.

 

“VW is the first automobile manufacturer to join APCOA on our strategic journey to the future of parking. Thanks to our RFID chips, customers’ vehicles are networked with our car parks, which makes FLOW the most widely available, truly connected car service on the market,” added Op de Beeck.

 

APCOA is currently in talks with car sharing service providers, car rental companies and electric vehicle charging station operators. Parcel delivery services can also be easily integrated into the app, making the parking experience even more convenient. For owners who operate their own car parks and do not want to bear the significant investment costs of developing such a system themselves, APCOA’s innovative platform offers a future-proof digital solution.

 

At the same time, the company is working on expanding its own service portfolio. “And the range of functions offered by APCOA FLOW at launch is just the beginning – we have designed the system so that additional services can be easily added and flexibly integrated. This will allow us to continually expand the range of services we offer our customers, thereby ensuring that we are ideally equipped for the future,” says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of APCOA PARKING Group. Specifically, the reservation and advance booking of parking spaces, as well as the integration of barrier-free parking areas and street parking spaces, are in progress.

 

Following the successful market launch in Germany, the system will soon be rolled out in other European countries, starting with Italy, then Sweden, Austria and Norway. By 2019, customers in each of APCOA’S 13 European markets should be able to use the new service.

 

Disruption in the parking industry: seizing the opportunity of digitalisation

“APCOA FLOW is our answer to key societal trends, such as urbanisation and digitalisation, and to the emergence of entirely new mobility concepts that are changing the economic fundamentals of the parking industry. The specially developed platform and app are the fruits of intensive collaboration with our German suppliers and an Indian start-up company. In conjunction with the open, centralised and scalable platform, the app is an important step in transforming APCOA PARKING into an even more customer-oriented company. Our goal is to help shape the future of individual mobility,” explained Op de Beeck.

 

The aim of the new system is to offer customer-focused services while at the same time contributing to the smart city ecosystem with innovative solutions to help meet the many challenges facing modern cities: from cutting CO2 emissions by significantly reducing the volume of vehicles searching for parking spaces, to controlling traffic flows and seamlessly integrating different forms of mobility using intelligent digital solutions such as APCOA FLOW.

 

For more information on APCOA FLOW, visit the website: apcoa.de/flow

PSX: The Synergy of Parking: A Sneak Peek

May 02, 2018

 

 

 

PSX: The Synergy of Parking: A Sneak Peek

 

 

Has it been awhile since you were able to see Amano McGann’s latest PARCS solutions? Do you know the difference between OPUSeries and Overture? Do you want to talk about The Cloud?

 

 

Get your hands on: OPUSeries and iParcProfessional Management Software, Overture and Overture Management System, and Sprite, the mutli-space meter with expandable features, during The Synergy of Parking event in Houston, TX, May 15-17, hosted by PSX.

This event is designed for custom demonstrations for your team and partners to focus on the solutions you want to explore. In addition to the Amano McGann line-up, discuss with PSX how to integrate LPR, valet, third party reservations, toll tag integration and more into your parking solution.

Reserve your team’s demonstration today, and with a few simple answers, and with a few simple answers PSX will integrate your top topics into our presentation.

Join us on Thursday, May 17 for the final demonstration with a networking happy hour to follow.

For more information about The Synergy of Parking and reservations (required), visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-synergy-of-parking-psx-amano-mcgann-tickets-44854760797. Questions regarding this event can be directed to marketing@psxgroup.com.

 

About PSX


Since 1969, PSX has worked hand-in-hand with clients, integrating systems and controlling facilities with creative solutions for parking, security and beyond. Successful installations at thousands of sites have proven PSX to be a leading technology and project implementation expert for diverse sectors for nearly 50 years. With six offices across the United States, PSX continues to grow as one of Amano McGann’s largest and most experienced active dealers. For more information about PSX, visit www.psxgroup.com.

 

Sterling Heights Municipality Chooses TagMaster NA RFID Systems To Provide Mission Critical Performance

May 02, 2018

 

 

Sterling Heights Municipality Chooses TagMaster NA RFID Systems To Provide Mission Critical Performance

 

 

 

Tacoma, WA | April 2018 – TagMaster North America, Inc., a leading provider of Identification Solutions in conjunction with International Controls and Equipment deployed the parking solution for law enforcement and emergency service vehicle access for the Sterling Heights Municipality in Michigan. The recently installed LR-Series Microwave RFID system and high speed barrier arms have provided the performance and extreme reliability required by the city.

Sterling Heights Municipality needed a secure parking solution for law enforcement and emergency service vehicles that would eliminate any risk of tailgating and unauthorized access. Prior to the installation of the TagMaster NA RFID system posted signage was the only form of security for the lot. Eliminating tail gating, restricting unauthorized access and increasing user convenience were priorities for this project. Many of the law enforcement and emergency vehicles have metallic/UV coated windshields; the TagMaster NA long range 2.45GHz RFID system ensures near 100% accuracy and is unaffected by this common RFID interference.
The solution put forward has streamlined overall operations and increased critical security for the facility. Throughput speeds have increased, effectively reducing traffic congestion and tailgating is effectively eliminated with the high speed barrier arms installed by International Controls and Equipment (ICE). Sterling Heights’ municipal facility now has a secure, reliable and modern comprehensive access control solution. This solution has significantly improved the parking experience, optimized parking operations, and increased security for officers, EMS, and citizens of Sterling Heights.
 

International Controls & Equipment has proudly provided the Metro Detroit area with Gate Automation, Access Control and Security Solutions for over 40 years.  ICE is passionate about working with customers to create innovative solutions that produce actual results. They utilize the latest technologies, coupled with extensive experience within the security industry to achieve effective product combinations that fit applications and budgets. From automatic gate operators, barrier gates, parking systems, card readers and intercoms, to electric door locks, surveillance cameras and digital recording- they will help secure and enhance your property. For more information on International Controls & Equipment products, support and services, visit www.icegatesystems.com or contact us at | P: 586-791-5400

TagMaster North America, Inc. a leading provider of Identification Solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) and rail bound transportation. Collective technologies provide convenient and reliable platforms for applications throughout the Americas. TagMaster North America’s breadth of Identification Solutions are able to increase security, decrease environmental impact and add value to actualize and simplify vehicle access control for a wide array of projects. For more information on TagMaster products, support and services, visit www.TagMasterNA.com or contact us at info@TagMasterNA.com | P: 253-238-1421

Babylon Village introduces new parking app, PassportParking®, for ease, convenience

May 01, 2018

 

 

 

Babylon Village introduces new parking app, PassportParking®, for ease, convenience

 

 

Mobile parking app provides a simpler way to pay

 

 

 

Babylon, NY (May 1, 2018) — The Village of Babylon announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.

 

In addition to paying for parking, users can:

 

  • Monitor their parking sessions
  • Extend sessions remotely
  • Store funds in a dedicated wallet
  • View payment history
  • Receive email receipts

 

This is the first time Babylon Village will have a mobile payment option. The app will be available for nearly 1,000 off-street parking spaces primarily in the commuter lots and commercial spaces. Currently, the village only has pay stations available in these lots and spaces. This more traditional payment method will still be available for those who choose to use it.

 

“The PassportParking® app will give commuters the option to pay directly from their smartphones. This type of convenience will benefit all who commute from Babylon Village,” said Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino. “The ability to extend the time on the meter while in New York City is something that we have wanted to offer for a long time. With Passport, it is quick and easy to add more time, if for example, you work overtime or you go to a show and decide to come back later than you originally planned. Passport will make the commuter parking more user-friendly.”

 

Babylon Village will provide a wallet option within the app which allow users to upload funds into their PassportParking account. The initial upload would be for $20 with an option to reload in $10 increments.

 

“Mornings are a lot easier when you can avoid walking to a pay station to pay for parking, especially when running late for the train. The PassportParking app eliminates this hassle and allows you to park right from your smartphone in your vehicle or on the go,” said Alexandra Wells, Passport Northeast executive.

 

The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Storeor Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com. The app is also accessible in White Plains and Elmsford.

About Passport


Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.

ParkMan USA LLC: Award-winning parking tech aims to reshape the San Francisco cityscape

April 30, 2018

 

 

 

ParkMan USA LLC: Award-winning parking tech aims to reshape the San Francisco cityscape

 

 

 

Building on its recent success in Denver and New York City, the mobile parking platform ParkMan has teamed up with California Parking and will be launching the first lots in San Francisco on May 1st, 2018.

 

 

Following years of dedicated effort and continued growth in European markets, the Nordic software company is now gaining traction in the

U.S. market and is soon in business on both U.S. coasts.

The CEO of ParkMan USA LLC, Patrick Kongsbak, commented that: “We have partnered with the top regional player, California Parking for our launch here and couldn’t be more excited to join them in serving the citizens of San Francisco. The interest we’ve experienced from parking companies in the U.S. has been incredible and there’s clearly a demand and need for a unique solution like ParkMan’s in the abundance of parking apps,” he said.

All-in-one platform for parking companies

The ParkMan CRM platform is a state of the art parking solution and the fruit of 8 years of industry experience. Catering specifically to private parking companies, it includes a suite of tools for strengthening customer relationships, including demand-based pricing, a live chat function and personalized reward programs, which allow operators to maximize occupancy and retention based on key insights into their customers’ parking behavior.

Kongsbak further added that: “Together with our partners, we are determined to invest heavily in further developing the parking solution of tomorrow. Our approach at ParkMan is very hands on and I will personally be working very closely with our partners on the ground to collect first hand feedback for product development.”

For more information about the company and its CRM platform, please visitwww.parkman.io. The parking app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

 

For any further queries, please contact: Patrick Kongsbak patrick.kongsbak@parkman.io

SKIDATA AG: Michael Gradnitzer new Vice President Operations

April 30, 2018

 

 

 

SKIDATA AG: Michael Gradnitzer new Vice President Operations

 

 

 

Salzburg, April 30, 2018 – SKIDATA Executive Management is being joined by a new member. As the future Vice President of Operations, Michael Gradnitzer will be responsible for global delivery and service strategy. The former Vice President Region East will begin in the new role on May 1, 2018 and will report directly to CEO Hugo Rohner.

 

 

 

Michael Gradnitzer, with a successful career in the international access control system industry for the past 24 years, will become the newest member of SKIDATA Executive Management. After spending seven years working in the telecommunications area with Siemens in Munich, Germany, the trained electrical engineer joined SKIDATA in 1995 where he gained industry experience as a product manager. In 1997, he pursued an opportunity to work for Designa in Kiel, where in 2000 he became CEO of the company and fulfilled that responsibility for more than six years. Afterwards, the Austrian native from the Carinthia region returned to Austria and continued working in the parking business. In 2011, he rejoined SKIDATA once again, taking over the position of Director of Marketing & Sales Car Access.

 

Most recently, as the Vice President Region East since 2015, Mr. Gradnitzer has been focused on the development of emerging market countries and regions including Russia, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, the Sub-Saharan region and India. With three subsidiaries, two joint ventures and a strong network of distributors, SKIDATA is now also a well-known market leader in these areas. In his new role as Vice President Operations, he succeeds Stefan Schaffner, who has taken over the management of SKIDATA Inc. and Sentry Control Systems, LLC in the United States.

 

In 2014, SKIDATA acquired a majority stake in its US distributor Sentry. Stefan Schaffner will continue the integration process and will lead the development of the SKIDATA-Sentry US organization. As Senior Vice President North America, the Swiss native will continue to be a member of the SKIDATA Executive Team.

 

With their many years of industry experience, Michael Gradnitzer and Stefan Schaffner will certainly play decisive roles in shaping the future of the internationally successful access expert headquartered in Salzburg, Austria.

 

Michael Gradnitzer, SKIDATA Vice President Operations

 

Stefan Schaffner, SKIDATA Senior Vice President North America

 

For press information and pictures:
https://www.skidata.com/de/unternehmen/presse-und-events/presse-medien/

Photos – Copyright: SKIDATA. Free of charge for press purposes.

 

About SKIDATA

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. In 2017 the Salzburg company generated a record turnover of €320 million. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski areas, stadiums, airports, shopping centers, cities, spa and wellness facilities, trade shows, 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.

 

 

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