Intelight announces Michael Wieck (left) as its new CEO.
Q-Free subsidiary Intelight announced today it has named Michael Wieck (left) as its new CEO. Wieck most recently served as CTO of SWARCO Traffic Americas and brings a diverse ITS background that has spanned 20 years.
“I’m extremely pleased to have Michael take on the role of leading the company. His competence and experience will improve our ability to capture an increasing proportion of a growing market,” said Intelight founder Craig Gardner (right) who will continue as president.
Q-Free is using the ITS America Annual Meeting and Expo in Pittsburgh to explain to the industry how its recent acquisitions will enable the company to develop an integrated suite of ITS solutions that address safety, environmental impacts and congestion. With offices in 18 countries, Q-Free now feels it is in a better position to address local markets with best-in-class ITS solutions from around the world. According to Jenny Simonsen, global marketing and communications manager for Q-Free, the recent North American acquisitions of Open Roads Consulting and TCS International are part of a greater strategy to become “the globally preferred and world-leading partner in Intelligent Transport Systems.”
Confident enough to open its playbook for all to see, Q-Free has announced its intention to develop a next-generation, open standards ITS platform that will enable common solutions for all infrastructure financing and traffic management applications.
The idea is that the integrated platform will reduce costs, remove barriers to acquisition and simplify implementation.
“We have a pool of technology from across the world and people with a wide range of specialties and skillsets that complement and overlap with each other,” Morten Andersson, Q-Free vice president of ATMS and North America, said in a press release.
“The North American market is becoming very much more technology-conscious, and open standards are making American products very much relevant in international markets.
We have the ability to develop and take to market hybrid solutions based on technologies from our U.S. group companies and those based elsewhere. It’s a very empowering position to be in.”
Specifically, Q-Free is touting integration between its tolling solutions and smart parking systems from TCS International with Open Roads Consulting’s real-time traffic management solution.