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Amano McGann Hires Industry Expert to Focus on Customer Satisfaction

May 31, 2018

 

 

 

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

May 12, 2016

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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.

 

About Passport

 

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.

 

 

Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National Selected Wisconsin’s Young Surveyor of the Year

February 23, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Young Surveyor of the Year by the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS). The award was presented during the WSLS Annual Surveyors’ Institute on January 28, 2016.

The WSLS Young Surveyor of the Year award is presented annually to recognize the achievements of an outstanding land survey professional. Individuals who are named to receive this award are nominated by their peers due to their dedication of furthering the surveying profession. Vaughn has well-represented this profession with his advanced technical expertise, strong leadership and project management skills throughout his career.

Vaughn has more than 12 years of experience and is currently a survey transportation manager within R.A. Smith National’s survey division. He is also a survey data coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. In August 2015, Vaughn was appointed to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Land Information Council to represent WSLS. The council advises the Wisconsin Department of Administration on the administration of the Wisconsin Land Information Program

Vaughn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and is a professional land surveyor.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.
R.A. Smith National, Inc., www.rasmithnational.com, is one of Wisconsin’s leading consulting engineering firms, providing multi-disciplinary services to local, state and federal government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, structural engineering, development management, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our offices are located in Brookfield (corporate headquarters), Madison and Appleton, Wis., Naperville (Chicago), Ill.; Irvine, Calif., and Oakmont (Pittsburgh), Pa.

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R.A. Smith National’s Mike Bach Promoted to Project Manager

February 08, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Mike Bach of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been promoted to project manager in the land development services division.

In this role, Bach is responsible for maintaining existing national clients as well as working to expand R.A. Smith National’s presence in federal, tribal and the Southeastern Wisconsin market. Additionally, he is responsible for professional development and mentoring staff members.

Bach has more than eight years of experience as a lead project engineer and works in markets such as health care, commercial, retail and federal. He has led large multi-disciplinary A/E teams and coordinated project efforts with all team members. Bach’s project management and design experience encompass due diligence analysis and reporting, site planning and design, permitting and construction administration.

Bach holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and also is a certified soil erosion inspector. He joined R.A. Smith National in June 2014.

Bach currently resides in Germantown, Wisconsin.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.
R.A. Smith National, Inc., www.rasmithnational.com, is one of Wisconsin’s leading consulting engineering firms, providing multi-disciplinary services to local, state and federal government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, structural engineering, development management, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our offices are located in Brookfield (corporate headquarters), Madison and Appleton, Wis., Naperville (Chicago), Ill.; Irvine, Calif., and Oakmont (Pittsburgh), Pa.