Neology Expands Leadership Team with Industry Veteran Bradley H. Feldmann as Chairman and CEO
Former Cubic Executive Joins Team to Drive Strategic Growth in Smart Mobility
San Diego – Neology, a global innovator that is re-imagining mobility for smart cities and safer communities, today announced that Bradley H. Feldmann has been appointed Chairman and CEO. Founder Francisco Martinez de Velasco will continue to serve as President.
Feldmann is a well-known leader across the transportation, defense, and security industries, mostly notably from his tenure at Cubic Corporation. His expertise and guidance will accelerate Neology’s momentum of modernizing smart mobility systems through its proven open-platform solutions and advanced AI techniques particularly during the current inflection points happening globally.
As the former Chairman, President and CEO of Cubic Corporation (formerly publicly traded NYSE: CUB), Feldmann expanded Cubic’s enterprise value by 169% (15.4% CAGR). He made Cubic into a dominant player (70% patron share in the United Kingdom, North America, and Australia) in the transportation payments systems industry by winning $3 billion of backlog through breakthrough technology offerings and created a defense ecosystem of training and expeditionary C4ISR solutions from differentiated technologies through acquisition and product innovation. Most recently Feldmann was named the 2021 CEO of the Year by San Diego Business Journal and was recognized as one of the World’s Most Influential Decision Makers by the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, among many other career accolades.
“I am thrilled to join the Neology team and help take the company to the next level. I am very familiar with the company, its innovative solutions, and its reputation,” said Feldmann. “Given the increased demand for road usage solutions and fragmentation of the market, I strongly believe there is a great opportunity to accelerate our growth to better serve our smart mobility customers.”
“Brad is the ideal addition to our executive management team based on his stellar leadership record and deep knowledge of the industry, along with an understanding on where it is headed,” said Martinez de Velasco. “With his focus on ‘winning the customer,’ we know Brad will help fuel our growth and help scale the business.”
Neology is backed by One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm with more than $8 billion in assets under management focused on transformative combinations within the industrial, healthcare and technology sectors in North America and Europe.
“We welcome Brad to Neology’s executive team as he is a key piece to help navigate the industry’s shift to more progressive infrastructure that includes new technology techniques and a focus on the multi-modal user journey,” said Dr. Jörg Zirener, Senior Managing Director at OEP. “We are confident he will continue Neology’s trajectory as a market leading company in the current wave of smart mobility solutions.”
Neology is re-imagining mobility to help our customers accelerate their vision for smart cities and safer communities. Our Mobility Platform™ is setting the industry standard through a unique combination of AI-powered adaptive solutions, a proven integration process, and unparalleled lifecycle support. Backed by a culture of innovation, our mobility experts work closely with global customers and a top-tier partner ecosystem to connect existing infrastructure assets with next-generation technology to modernize the way people move. To create safer, cleaner, more efficient mobility experiences, visit www.neology.net.
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SP+ Parking Operator at Northwest Arkansas National Airport
CHICAGO, — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced its commencement of parking operations at Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The XNA parking facilities now operated by SP+ consist of more than 5,000 spaces, including a deck equipped with a parking guidance and level count system that directs customers to open spots. SP+ will also manage the dedicated contract lot and curb-side valet service.
“After another record year of passengers flying into Northwest Arkansas National Airport and the addition of new routes, we are happy to have SP+ helping us effectively manage our growth with new technology and amenities in our parking facilities,” said Kelly Johnson, Airport Director/COO for XNA. “We are committed to offering convenient service to our passengers from the moment they arrive at the airport.”
“We are excited to be a part of XNA’s growth plan with the expansion of parking options and an enhanced customer experience,” added Jason Finch, Senior Vice President, West Airports for SP+.
SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. The Company provides professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and other technology-driven mobility solutions to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
Jeff Spatz Named DMP Director of Sales, West
DMP is pleased to announce the expansion of its West Coast sales leadership team with the promotion of Jeff Spatz to director of sales, West.
Spatz joined DMP in 2019 as the dealer development manager (DDM) for the company’s Los Angeles region, then moved to serve the Southern California territory. In a very short time, he has proven his outstanding leadership abilities, making this transition a natural one.
The Southern California territory is one of DMP’s 20 sales territories across the U.S. As the DDM for that region, Spatz provided outstanding service to DMP-authorized dealers, helping them grow their businesses while also playing a pivotal role in developing many new successful sales opportunities.
“Jeff is a genuine leader,” says Jim Hawthorne, DMP executive director of sales. “As one who leads by example, he is a respected and trusted mentor among his peers, team and customers.”
As DMP’s director of sales, West, Spatz will lead a six-member sales team with territories including Southern California, Los Angeles, Central California, Northern California, Southwest and Northwest.
“DMP is honored to work with a network of dedicated sales professionals across the country, and Jeff is exceptional,” Hawthorne added. “We’re thrilled he is stepping into this director role, and we know our network will continue to grow under his leadership.”
Jeff Spatz | Director of Sales, West
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About DMP: DMP is a privately held, independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products designed, engineered, and manufactured in Springfield, Mo., using U.S. and global components. DMP is the recognized leader in alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Mark Hillenburg at MHillenburg@DMP.com or visit DMP.com.
APCOA PARKING Sweden acquires XPERT Parkering
Stockholm, 13 January 2020 – APCOA PARKING Sweden (APCOA), has completed the acquisition of the Swedish parking operator XPERT Parkering AB (XPERT). XPERT manages around 40,000 parking spaces with a geographical focus on the Skåne region in southern Sweden.
“This acquisition combines the strengths of two well-matched companies and brings together two strong management teams with complementary skills and capabilities. Therefore, this acquisition is a further step towards expanding our position as a leading European provider of parking and mobility services,” says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of the APCOA PARKING Group.
Last year, the APCOA PARKING Group acquired the leading parking operators NCPS in Ireland and Onepark A/S in Denmark. With the acquisition of XPERT, APCOA is strengthening its position in Sweden and creates a platform for further growth.
“APCOA and XPERT see the merger of these two companies as an opportunity to enhance and further expand our customer service strength in Sweden. With Zoran Ackovski and Klime Taskoski, we welcome the two former owners of XPERT joining our team. They both have a well-established track record in the parking industry and we look forward to working with them in the future. We welcome our new customers and partners to APCOA,” says Bo Liliequist, CEO of APCOA PARKING Sweden.
About APCOA PARKING Sweden
APCOA PARKING Sverige AB („APCOA PARKING Sweden”) is a leading provider of parking services in Sweden. The company’s focus is on the construction and operation of parking facilities. The company employs around 500 people and has almost 2,000 parking and surveillance operations in numerous Swedish cities. APCOA PARKING Sweden has a total sales revenue of approximately SEK 800 million.
APCOA PARKING Sweden is part of the APCOA PARKING Group, Europe’s largest parking service provider; operating in 13 countries with a total of 5,000 employees. The total operation spans 9,500 locations and provides around 1,500,000 parking spaces.
Quercus Technologies: Deep Roots, New Leaves
Just some weeks ago Quercus Technologies is celebrating its 20 years anniversary and takes stock on the situation of the company, its trajectory and perspectives for the future. Quercus began developing engineering projects for the industrial sector, in particular in relation to industrial automatization and quality control by means of artificial vision. Today, Quercus has become an international company, specialized in manufacturing LPR equipment in the parking guidance sector and has projects in more than 70 countries.
Quercus has become an international benchmark in its field: it is a model of success history, of a company that prevails thanks to the vision of its leaders, the effort of the staff and the struggle for innovation. Far from having arrived at the end of the way, Quercus is expanding:
How keep on growing at the present time as we have done until now?
How keep on growing, adapting to changes, without adulterating the essence that has allowed the company to get to be what it is today?
The company has experienced a period of transition in order to be able to answer these questions, for, briefly, continuing being faithful to its mission without going stale using a formula that worked well in the past. As a result of that process of reflection and adaptation, Quercus has created Mobility Division in order to harness the solution of parking guidance based on the sensor by camera in the market. This division commercializes exclusively guidance and mobility projects through a different sales channel than the one used habitually by Quercus for its OEM products. For the commercialization of those, Quercus has created Detection Division.
Detection Division is direct result of more than twenty years of experience in License Plate Recognition, continuing a business model that has turned Quercus into the company it is now: focusing in the making and commercializing of the most advanced and reliable OEM products that the client needs, while keeping a practical and efficient approach through the regular sales channel. A way of remaining faithful to the roots and the origin of the company.
Mobility Division reflects the need of broadening horizons in order boost in the market parking guidance solution based on camera sensors. Using the experience and know-how of Quercus Technologies, Mobility Division commercializes comprehensive and customized projects of parking guidance and mobility systems. They are the new leaves, Quercus’ stake in the future.
Quercus stays strong, facing the challenges without fear and with new proposals and parking guidance solutions. Quercus would like to sum up this new phase in a sentence that refers as much to the name as to the history of the company: “New leaves grow because we stand on our Roots” remembering to us that for new projects to develop it is necessary to always remember the origins.
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PassportParking® continues to expand in Philadelphia region
Mobile payment app launches on Drexel University’s campus
Philadelphia (Nov. 12, 2018) — Drexel University and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in select lots across the university’s campus. The mobile application is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit serving transportation operations throughout North America.
The mobile app, which has a growing presence in the Philadelphia area, is also available in the boroughs of Morton, Swarthmore, Phoenixville, Kennett Square and West Chester.
For the first time, students, faculty and visitors at Drexel University will have the option to pay for parking with a mobile application. Signs and decals will be displayed to direct drivers to where the PassportParking app can be used in over 1,500 garage and lot parking spaces.
In addition to being able to pay for parking through the app, users are able to:
“Our team sought a solution to maximize usage of our parking lots and were interested in a payment solution that would utilize technology to enhance the customer experience,” said Drexel University director of campus services, Joe Russo. “We are confident Passport will help us provide a smooth customer experience for parking.”
“We are pleased to partner with Drexel University to offer campus parkers a more convenient and flexible way to pay for parking,” said Passport sales executive, Curtis Morgan. “No more digging for coins or rushing from class to refill the meters; app users can rest assured knowing they can extend their sessions from wherever they may be.”
Drivers can download the free PassportParking app from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at park.passportparking.com.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 550 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. Passport has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and a Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
NEW DIGITAL CURB MANAGEMENT AND MOBILITY PLATFORM FOR CITIES
As Cities Battle Over Curbside Usage, Curbway Brings “Air Traffic Control” To The Curb By Building A Comprehensive Curb Management Platform For Cities
New Orleans, LA– October 16, 2018– Today Curbway announced the development of a comprehensive curb management platform that paves a realistic pathway for cities to control and manage their curbside assets. The platform serves as an intermediary between cities and their parking & enforcement vendors, delivery & shipping providers, TNCs, public transportation resources, and other emerging multi-modal mobility assets.
According to the International Parking Institute’s 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey, the need for new curb management strategies was the top ranked emerging trend for parking and mobility professionals. In fact, the Trends report notes, “it’s all about the curb.”
From New York to Los Angeles, local curb usage laws vary widely and complaints about infrastructure strain and quality-of-life are mounting as demand for curb usage soars, triggered in part by ride and bike share providers, online deliveries, public safety issues and rising urban tourism.
Curbway will serve as the platform of record by centralizing and storing all rate, policy, and transactional data associated with the city’s curb use. This data is used by Curbway’s application modules to provide immediate opportunities for solving pain points in urban landscapes. As an example, Curbway’s mobile payment aggregator allows cities to enable their curbs to accept multiple payment providers and achieve higher adoption of mobile parking payments, a key step toward truly digitizing the curb. Curbway will also provide modules for cities to directly manage the growing influx of curb traffic associated with shared service providers and, eventually, autonomous vehicles.
Curbway’s key innovations that address core market challenges include:
- Mapping and digitizing city curb inventory and policies
- Making payments universal and cross-platform
- Improving compliance with the use of existing enforcement strategies
Curbway will be piloting this platform in select cities in early 2019 and will make the solution available to the entire market in the second quarter of 2019.
Curbway has assembled an executive team with deep expertise in technology, mobile payments, parking operations, and urban mobility. John Spivey is Curbway’s CEO, a seasoned entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in executive leadership in start-up and emerging growth companies with a special emphasis on transformative software-as-a-service platforms. Charley DeBow will serve as EVP of Strategy and Partnerships after spending the last 4 years expanding mobile parking payments to over 100 cities in the U.S. Nathan Donnell will serve as EVP of Business Development, an innovative industry strategist with 20+ years of sales and management experience within the parking and mobility industries. Anthony Broad-Crawford, a global technology executive with 15+ years of experience in thought leadership, with special focus on the Urban Tech and mobility industries will serve as strategic executive advisor leading all technology. Curbway’s advisory board also consists of parking and technology experts with over 50 years of combined industry expertise.
“The curb is one of the most undervalued city assets and still operates in an analog fashion. Confusing signage, antiquated policies, and complex zoning regulations all complicate management efforts for this essential public space. Digital curb management is the single biggest transportation challenge facing municipal transportation professionals, urban planners, administrators and public policy managers. We are laser-focused on delivering a software platform that allows cities to take meaningful steps toward comprehensive, digital management of their curbs which, in turn, will yield safer streets and greener, more livable cities. We are eager to start helping cities command their curb,” said John Spivey, CEO.
Curbway is a New Orleans based mobility company lead by experts in the industry with a combined 50 years experience in parking operations, public sector and mobility. Senior management includes innovators and product designers from leading parking payment providers and technology ventures. The company is designing the next generation mobility solution for cities.
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John Spivey, CEO
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