Tighe & Bond Acquires WorldTech Engineering
Westfield, Massachusetts, January 3, 2023 – Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering, design, and environmental consulting, announces it has acquired eastern Massachusetts-based WorldTech Engineering (WorldTech), a full-service transportation and civil engineering firm.
This strategic acquisition aligns with the firm’s vision of being a trusted advisor by offering clients a comprehensive, single-source solution to their engineering, design, and environmental science needs. The addition of WorldTech’s staff bolsters Tighe & Bond’s transportation services across a complementary client base.
Tighe & Bond’s current offices in eastern Massachusetts offices are now augmented by WorldTech’s Woburn office, bringing the total number of offices to 13 across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine.
Tighe & Bond President and CEO Bob Belitz said, “We believe this expanded transportation practice gives us additional opportunity to support our client base given current and forecasted needs for transportation infrastructure improvements. WorldTech’s business model complements our existing capabilities and aligns with our client-focused approach. We welcome this talented team to our firm.”
Richard Benevento, WorldTech’s founder, added, “We recognized our two highly accomplished firms would be stronger together as we continue our mission to be a personal and committed transportation partner. We look forward to expanding our client base throughout the Northeast and providing new opportunities for our employees.”
About WorldTech Engineering (now branded as Tighe & Bond)
Since its founding in 2009, WorldTech worked to provide personalized professional transportation engineering services, including civil/site, traffic, planning, roadway/highway, and asset management. The firm has a strong track record of successfully assisting municipalities find ways to advance infrastructure improvements through federal and state funding.
About Tighe & Bond
Tighe & Bond is an employee-owned, regional consulting firm in the Northeast, specializing in water and wastewater, transportation, and building services engineering; site planning and design; landscape architecture; and environmental science. By focusing on bright ideas, green strategies and clear solutions, the Tighe & Bond team develops creative, collaborative solutions to complex challenges.
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Amano McGann Hires Industry Expert
to Focus on Customer Satisfaction
May 31, 2018 – Roseville, MN – Amano McGann, a leader in the parking industry, established the Sales Engineering Team to provide an added layer of system design expertise to their clientele. To accomplish this, they are hiring and promoting individuals with extensive, real-world knowledge of the industry paired with a proven history of excellence. Sales Engineers, like newly hired Mickey Asgar, will collaborate with local branch sales teams to determine the best parking system solution for specific projects.
Mickey Asgar has a storied pedigree in the parking industry. With his background in electronics engineering, Mickey designed a digital parking capacity counter in the mid-80’s, assisted with Amano development projects in the late 80’s, and he has since worked for Zeag, WPS and HUB before deciding to join Amano McGann’s Sales Engineering team. Asgar is responsible for Amano McGann’s Western Region Branch Offices. “Mickey brings a depth of practical, hands-on industry experience that will enhance our system design process,” said Amano McGann’s Vice President of Business Development, Jeff Becker. “He has an eye for efficiency and will help our sales teams assemble streamlined solutions for their clients.”
“Mickey will further enrich our proposal response process and remain actively involved for the life of select projects with a focus on delivering solutions that exceed customer expectations,” said Amano McGann’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Joe Survance. “We strive to provide our clients the best service in the industry, and the Sales Engineering Team will play a key role in delivering customer satisfaction.”
About Amano McGann
Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an Authorized Distribution Network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.
Mike Hulthen Joins Passport as Vice President of Engineering
Passport Expands Management Team to Grow Industry-Leading Software Solutions
Charlotte, NC- Passport, North America’s leading mobile payments provider for parking and transit, announced today a recent addition to the company’s management team to further enhance product innovation and the software development process. Mike Hulthen was appointed to the position of Vice President of Engineering at Passport’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Passport team,” said Mike Hulthen, Vice President of Engineering at Passport. “I was immediately attracted to the company’s environment, but more importantly, the innovative software the team is developing each day. Every person at Passport is passionate about the premier solutions we’re delivering to the market, and I knew that I could bring the right skillsets to the table to build upon the tremendous strides we’ve already made in the industry.”
As Vice President of Engineering, Hulthen will drive planning, project execution, and development of Passport’s enterprise software solutions. He will manage the entire software development life cycle, including specifications, design, architecture, planning, implementation, and deployment.
Hulthen joins Passport with 30-plus years of experience in product, systems, and application development, as well as software and engineering solutions. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Core Consulting Group. Core Consulting Group provides solutions to clients in many verticals and IT systems.
Passport’s recent hire is one of the company’s many initiatives in delivering unparalleled mobile technology solutions. In addition to Hulthen, the company is expanding its software development team to continue to provide groundbreaking technology that improves agency operations.
Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and Portland. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.