Leonard Simek Named Vice President of Strategic Alliances
at The Toledo Ticket Company
(TOLEDO, OH, Sept. 10, 2019) Leonard Simek was recently named Vice President of Strategic Alliances for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. Simek, who joined Toledo Ticket in 2013 as Business Development Manager, has over 30 years of experience in printing and sales. Before joining Toledo Ticket Simek held senior management positions in the printing industry.
As Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Simek will continue to work with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that the company produces tickets for and will work with international, national, and regional customers to strengthen and build new strategic business partnerships. Simek, along with Executive Vice President Dave Dorner, will be involved in creating and implementing strategic initiatives and the continuing education and training of the sales team.
‘I really enjoy teaching and working with the sales staff,” said Simek. “And I like to learn new things myself. I have been in this business for 31 years and I’m still learning.”
“The Carter family at Toledo Ticket has been great to me as well as all the sales staff,” said Simek. “I have always believed in the personal touch when working with a customer and going the extra mile to make sure a customer is taken care of. The Toledo Ticket Company has that same customer service outlook.”
“We think of our customers as family and work hard to provide quality service and products as well as assist our customers with answers to situations that may not be related to tickets,” he said.
Toledo Ticket, which began in 1910 as a provider of tickets to movie theatres and carnivals, today produces consecutive numbering, bar codes, magnetic stripes, multi-part valet, scratch-off tickets, pay & display, pay-by-space, access and debit cards, and spitter tickets for thermal/non-thermal revenue control. It manufacturers and provides products in all50 states and more than 30 countries.
Toledo Ticket Company: Mitchell Carter Named Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Mitchell Carter was named Eastern Regional Sales Manager in March 2019, for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. As a member of the founding family of Toledo Ticket, Mitch says that he has gained a new appreciation for the longevity of the company as well as its progressive nature.
“I was always generally aware of my father and grandfather’s work growing up, but now that I’m part of the company, I see how broad Toledo Ticket’s capabilities are and how far it has come.”
As the Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Mitch will maintain the client base and sales of tickets, cards, tags and coupons within the Eastern region, including Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
“I hope my youthfulness helps bring a new outlook to Toledo Ticket,” said Mitch. “I plan to help interlace the two primary functions of the company and bring them closer together so that clients can see how broad our services and capabilities are today.”
That versatility includes the company’s “green approach” to flexible services and products, which have grown from every form of ticket imaginable to RFID tags and credentials for colleges, universities, municipal, healthcare, government, and institutional, as well as private parking operations to improve security and convenience.
“I plan to do all I can to help make sure Toledo Ticket is around for another 100 years,” said Mitch.
Toledo Ticket, which began in 1910 as a provider of tickets to movie theatres and carnivals, today produces consecutive numbering, bar codes, magnetic stripes, multi-part valet, scratch-off tickets, pay & display, pay-by-space, access and debit cards, and spitter tickets for thermal/non-thermal revenue control. It manufacturers and provides products in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.
Chairman of Toledo Ticket Company and Former NPA Board Director
Washington, DC (February 4, 2016)— Yesterday, the National Parking Association (NPA) honored Roy Carter of The Toledo Ticket Company with the parking industry’s highest honor, the Brett Harwood Leadership & Legends Award. The award was presented to Carter at the NPA Winter Leadership Forum. This prestigious national honor recognizes lifelong leadership, excellence and integrity.
“The NPA Board of Directors selected Carter as the 2016 honoree for his industry advocacy, dedication to industry education, and focus on building networks among parking peers throughout the industry,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. Banning added, “Roy Carter has been a lifelong champion of the parking industry. His ability to rally the industry and build ongoing support for parking education, industry scholarships and support of the Parking Industry Institute are hallmarks of his leadership.”
Carter is a long-time member of NPA, having served on the board and as chair of the NPA Supplier Committee for more than 20 years. He was the first industry supplier to serve on the Executive Committee of the NPA Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Board, Carter was an advocate for parking industry education, networking and the value of building a strong and vibrant parking industry in all sectors.
His lifelong industry leadership, support and advocacy have helped advance the parking profession. He is a member of the Ohio Parking Association, where he served on the board, and of the Michigan Parking Association.
Carter joined The Toledo Ticket Co. in 1960 following his tour of duty with the United States Navy. In the 1970s, Carter became president of the firm. Today, he serves as Chairman and CEO alongside two of his sons, who operate the company.
About the Award: The Board of Directors of NPA established the Brett Harwood Leadership & Legends Award in 2013 to honor lifetime achievement in parking industry leadership. Carter is the third recipient of the award and was honored February 4th at the association’s Winter Leadership Forum.
About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,400 members and represents all segments of the parking industry. Online at WeAreParking.org.