FAAC Technologies Parking Business Unit in North America Appoints Scott Hutchison as New VP of Sales
Scott’s extensive and successful track record in Parking and Aviation Sales and Business Development will further accelerate the NA Parking Unit’s growth and expansion plans
Columbus, OH and Warrendale, PA – FAAC Technologies Parking Business Unit in North America, renowned for their trustworthy and innovative parking systems across the U.S. and Canada, proudly introduces Scott Hutchison as its new VP of Sales. With an extensive and successful track record in the parking industry, Scott will further accelerate the North American Parking growth and expansion plans.
Scott, a respected industry veteran, brings a proven track record of enhancing business development, driving change, and solving complex business challenges. His appointment is pivotal in aligning the North American sales organization with the evolving needs of asset owners and private and public customers through innovative go-to-market strategies, launching new digital and technological solutions for each parking product line, strengthening relationships with key stakeholders, and optimizing customer support and services.
Luca Bovalino, CEO of FAAC Technologies’ Parking BU NA, remarked, “Scott’s addition to our leadership team underscores our continued dedication and investment in combining top-notch leaders with high technological solutions to take our business to the next level.”
Scott Hutchison, who spent most of his career in the Aviation Sector of the parking business, most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations of ABM’s Aviation Division. In this role, he oversaw landside contracts and operations for major airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. Under his leadership, annual revenues grew to over $250 million. Before this, as VP of Global Accounts for ABM, Scott drove substantial growth across all airport service lines, achieving organic growth ranging from $20 million to $60 million in his area of responsibility.
Scott expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “Having experienced the exceptional quality of FAAC Technologies’ parking solutions as a former operator and client, I’m thrilled to help execute a more robust go-to-market strategy and foster a unified North American sales team to deliver our vision directly to customers. Our customers need a trusted partner, stable products, and evolving technology in the post-pandemic parking landscape. I aim to reassure existing customers and educate new ones that our parking solutions represent the future.”
Scott holds a B.S. in Journalism Mass Communications from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
HUB: ATLWest Gets Frictionless Parking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), North America’s busiest airport, recently opened the ATLWest deck, a newly constructed 5,000 space parking facility, and the latest project HUB completed with this long-standing client. We constantly strive to innovate, develop and deliver new seamless and intuitive mobile solutions that smoothly integrate with daily operations and improve the user experience everywhere.
Meeting operational goals and end user expectations was paramount to HUB’s delivery of a Smart Digital Parking Solution at this new parking deck, providing a frictionless parking experience for ATL customers, including: License Plate Recognition using customers’ LPN (License Plate Number) as a credential for entry, exit and payment; Georgia Peach Pass Tolling tag entry/exit integration and implementation; as well as Dynamic Pricing for revenue optimization.
HUB’s JPass Mobile App was deployed in a white label version incorporating ATL corporate branding to provide quick, touchless parking entry and exit with digital tickets for both airport customers and employees including a mobile payment option. Easily locate your car with the Find My Car function and locate an open spot through integration with the parking guidance solution.
Balram “B” Bheodari, Interim Airport General Manager, commented about HUB’s contribution to the airport’s smart parking, mobile and digital solutions. “Hartsfield-Jackson constantly strives to provide a safe, efficient, and enjoyable travel experience for its customers. Our new ATLWest deck will allow those customers the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technology while enjoying a fast, frictionless parking experience. We believe our guests will be overjoyed at the new options available at ATLWest.”
Airport parking operations require advanced technology-driven solutions. HUB is proud to have partnered with ATL for 10 years in providing these revolutionary advancements.
HUB Parking Technology North America Welcomes New General Manager
Effective July 1st, 2019, Luca Bovalino has been designated General Manager of HUB Parking Technology North America (USA, Canada) replacing John Lovell who will retire as of October 4, 2019, but will be assisting in the transition of Luca to this role.
Luca is a dual Italian and American citizen, is multilingual and holds a MD in Economics and Business Administration, University of Turin, Italy. Luca comes to us from Magneti Marelli Holding North America, where he was most recently the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and previously the CEO of Magneti Marelli Powertrain North America since 2012. Before joining Magneti Marelli, he was with FIAMM SpA for eight years, covering roles of increasing responsibility ranging from Global EVP of Purchasing to CEO of the Stand-By Division for North America.
Luca’s career started in Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) as a Senior Consultant in the area of business processes reengineering and automation for large multinational corporations.
Luca will be spending his first transition weeks at FAAC SpA in Bologna and visiting our manufacturing plants before arriving, permanently, in Warrendale, PA headquarters in the USA in August.
John Lovell, to whom we are thankful for managing this transition in advance, will retain a role in management support during the transition period and assist in integrating Luca into the HUB family in the coming months.
We want to thank John for over 40 successful years in the parking industry and as General Manager in HUB USA and Canada since 2015. We also congratulate Luca on his appointment and wish him many years of success.
Colorado Springs Airport & Republic Parking Award PARCS Replacement to HUB
Colorado Springs Airport and Republic Parking have awarded the replacement of their current PARC system to HUB Parking Technology. This municipal airport is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state. The HUB PARC solution will include 28 lanes of equipment, VoIP Intercom, and AVI for two levels of Ground Transportation and employee parking. HUB’s flexible and scalable parking management system will provide consistency and efficiency in the Airport’s parking operation.
Says Bob Linehart, Senior VP/Airport Services of Republic Parking, “We use HUB Parking Technology systems for revenue control at several of our airports and are pleased with their performance and reliability. Additionally, we receive excellent service from the HUB team. We look forward to installing the new technology at COS and bringing a greater level of service and flexibility to the flying public using the Colorado Springs Airport.”
HUB Integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA
HUB Parking Technology USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the validated integration between its DP11000 Version 8.0.X with Oracle’s Hospitality OPERA 5.5 property management system (PMS). This integration will allow hotel guests to seamlessly access their hotel room and the parking facility with a single key card.
HUB’s open platform allows seamless integration with several third party systems including parking reservation applications, and this new hospitality functionality will provide hotel clientele a more streamlined and efficient parking experience.
About Oracle Corporation
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About HUB Parking Technology
HUB Parking Technology is the FAAC Group Business Unit that develops smart software and mobile solutions for the parking industry, manufactures and installs Parking Revenue Control Systems, and provides pre- and after-sales services.
As we deploy our offerings, we remain keenly focused on enhancing our technology differentiation and expanding our digital expertise. We anticipate today’s urban digital transformation by developing integrated, value-added solutions for better mobility efficiency.
City of Columbia MO Awards Six-Garage PARCS Project to HUB Parking Technology
The City of Columbia is a Midwestern college town and the fourth largest city in the state of Missouri. Once a predominantly agricultural town, the establishment of Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Columbia College which surround the city’s central business district, has shifted the main economic concern to education today.
The Columbia City Council approved HUB Parking Technology to provide and install a PARC system within its six parking garages. HUB will help the City automate and standardize the parking system currently in place. The barcode and EMV-ready HUB PARCS solution includes 18 lanes of equipment with payment via credit card and validation, and 12 pay-on-foot paystations allowing payment by cash and/or credit card.
HUB is thrilled to help the City of Columbia increase revenue, improve ingress and egress times, and provide flexible and efficient access to facility operations with our innovative and versatile JMS Management System, accessible anytime and from anywhere by using any device and a web browser. The City will be able to count on the HUB service team out of St. Louis, MO to keep their system running smoothly.