Parking Concepts, Inc (PCI) commences to oversee the City of Riverside on-street and off-street parking operations
IRVINE, Calif. — Parking Concepts, Inc. (PCI) is pleased to announce the commencement of operations with the City of Riverside to oversee all city on-street and off-street parking operations. The contract promises to streamline and, at the same time, optimize the parking strategy uniformly across the city, bringing convenience and improved ease of use to residents, employees, commuters, and visitors.
The contractual scope of services consists of professional parking management and facility maintenance, provided by PCI. The parking portfolio includes: five parking garages, fourteen surface parking lots, and over 1,100 on-street metered stalls throughout the city.
“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract. We have bid on this for the past fifteen years. The team is excited to hit the ground running,” says Bob Hindle, Senior Vice President at Parking Concepts, Inc.
Staying true to the company’s foundation as a parking solution that offers exceptional service, PCI plans to apply a strategy that places a heavy emphasis on customer service, revenue integrity, and integrated technology to serve the needs of both the patrons and the City of Riversides leadership.
It is PCI’s belief that the very foundation for excellent parking service is superior customer service with integrity. “PCI is set apart from our competitors by consistently ranking among the highest scores of independent customer surveys. This is a point of pride for us and provides demonstrable proof that we are on the right track,” says Hindle.
Founded as a customer service-oriented parking management firm in 1974, Parking Concepts Inc. also offers transportation solutions under their business branch Transportation Concepts.
This contract marks the latest in Parking Concepts, Inc.’s growing presence across the Inland Empire, which includes the nearby Ontario Airport International Airport, and additional Downtown Riverside operations.
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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Mountain States Chapter Hires New Executive Director
CHICAGO, July 17, 2019 – The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Mountain States region’s Board of Directors has named Jim Schneider as the region’s new executive director.
Schneider was most recently with VT Industries, a leading door manufacturer. Since 2015, he had been the territory sales manager for the mountain states, working with architects in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
Schneider was manager, external communications, in the marketing department at PCI’s headquarters from 2004-07. He was editor of Ascent magazine and was heavily involved in PCI’s branding, marketing, and communications efforts. He also has been the editor of several business publications, including Eco-Structure, Plumbing Engineer, PHC News, and Metalmag.
“I’m happy to be back in the industry, and I’m looking forward to working with the members of PCI Mountain States to raise the profile of precast concrete in this part of the country,” Schneider said. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He is a LEED AP and is passionate about efficient, sustainable design.
“We are excited to have Jim Schneider taking the reins,” said Dan Parker, board president of PCI Mountain States Region. “Jim comes from a marketing and sales background and has worked at PCI headquarters. We believe Jim is the one to help us grow the precast concrete market in our region. He has jumped in with both feet and we are eager to see where his leadership takes us.”
PCI Mountain States is one of 11 regional PCI-affiliate organizations across the United States that supports its members at the local level. The organizations provide many services to producers and to key decisionmakers in the construction industry, including continuing education, precast concrete design assistance and building resources, workforce development, and university support.
Founded in 1954, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute and trade association for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the information for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs, and much more. PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students. To learn more, visit www.pci.org, or email Tom Bagsarian at email@example.com.
Michael A. Johnson Takes the Helm for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Illinois and Wisconsin Chapter
CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2018 – Today, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute of Illinois and Wisconsin board of directors announced Michael A. Johnson, P.E., has taken the helm as the new executive director for the organization. Johnson has more than 13 years of experience working in the precast/prestressed concrete industry in Illinois, with prior roles in sales, marketing, and quality control.
“Mike is a great fit for our vision of PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin, and he will certainly help grow the precast industry,” said PCI IL-WI Board President Joe Lombard. “We are very pleased to welcome him to this important leadership position in our industry.”
Johnson’s precast experience includes prestressed bridge beams, soundwalls, retaining wall systems, double-tee beams, and precast building systems. He has additional related experience with concrete, having worked in materials testing for seven years and being the owner of a small contracting business. Johnson most recently worked as a research engineer at the Illinois Center for Transportation, part of the University of Illinois Department of Civil Engineering, where he worked on transportation and pavement research projects.
He has a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and will soon earn a master’s degree in civil engineering, specializing in construction materials, from the U of I. He also has several industry certifications, including PCI Level III Quality Control & Assurance, IDOT Level III Portland Cement Concrete, and IDOT 5-day Aggregate Technician.
“I am excited to start this new chapter in my professional career,” said Johnson, “I look forward to renewing the relationships that I already have in the industry and in forging new ones in my role as Executive Director of PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin.”
“The success of PCI chapters is a key strategy in our goal to increase awareness and use of plant- produced, precast, prestressed concrete systems and to be stewards of the built environment,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Our partnerships with chapter executive directors are vital to that success. Mike is an excellent addition to the team, and we look forward to working with him to grow the market and advance our members’ interests.”
PCI IL-WI is one of 11 regional PCI-affiliate organizations throughout the United States that supports its members at the local level. The organizations provide several services, including continuing education, marketing, precast design assistance, and resources and university support.
Founded in 1954, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs, and much more. PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students. To learn more, visit www.pci.org, or email Tom Bagsarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.