2014 Annual TAPCO Training Showcase

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Annual Training Showcase provides municipalities, DOTs, federal agencies, road builders, safety professionals, engineers and transportation leaders with the knowledge and tools they need in the industry. Meet vendor exhibitors, handle the products and ask your questions. Receive quality training, network with industry partners, and achieve results!

Event Includes:

  • Latest Traffic Safety Innovations
  • FREE TAPCO T-Shirt for RSVP*
  • Industry Expert Speakers
  • Parking & Security Innovations
  • Product Demonstrations
  • FREE Lunch Provided*

Who This Event is For:

  • Municipalities & Communities
  • Federal Agencies
  • Current Customers or Suppliers
  • Variety of Public Sector Employees
  • DOT Officials, Local & National
  • Transportation Associations & Organizations
  • DPW Employees & Directors
  • Local Colleges & Universities


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* Attendees who are required to pay a per diem for the lunch & goodie bag provided may pay $10 on the day of the event at our registration table. Please bring cash or check. Receipt for payment will be provided as required. Alternatively you can opt out on both at no cost.

Bob Felt

Associate Director of Member Services at American Traffic Safety Services Association

TOPIC: How Partnerships Save Lives and How You Can Get Involved

Bob Hahn

General Manager at Lumecon LED Lighting Company

TOPIC: LED Lighting - How & Why It Will Save Your Business Money

Bob Hahn the general Manager of Lumecon a Michigan based manufacture located in Farmington Hills where Lumecon manufacures exterior LED lighting technologies & Solutions.

With over 15 years of LED manufacturing experience Bob has conducted monthly, accredited LED training seminars since 2006. Specializing in LED Specifications & Performance Design for outdoor lighting projects including: Michigan Department of Transportation; Michigan Department of Corrections; multiple DOT's; multiple DOC's; throughout the Midwest, Public Universities & the Education Sector; Health Care & Public Works. Bob is also an IES trained presenter specializing in exterior LED lighting applications.

Bob also holds memberships with IMSA; APWA; IES Illuminating Engineering Society; Institute of Transportation Engineers; Michigan Solid State Lighting Association.

David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at UW Madison

TOPIC: Transportation Engineering Research: A Discussion of Recent Findings

David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor and member of the transportation engineering faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison). He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Noyce received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison in 1984 and 1995, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. in Civil (Transportation) Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1999.

Dr. Noyce has over 30 years of experience in transportation engineering including state government, private consulting, and academia. He has held positions at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Texas A&M University, the Texas Transportation Institute, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and several U.S. consulting firms.

Dr. Noyce is the Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at UW-Madison. The TOPS Lab is currently conducting research in the areas of traffic safety, traffic operations, and technology development. He has authored more than 200 technical papers, conference proceedings, research reports, and book chapters. Recently, he has conducted research on the topics of protected/permissive left-turn signal operations, the safety effects of centerline rumble strips, the magnitude and impact of median crossover crashes, automated detection and classification of pedestrians and bicycles, driver behavior and comprehension of traffic control devices, speed management and enforcement, driver and vehicle simulation, and the development of ITS technologies. Dr. Noyce has recently developed a new full-scale driving simulator laboratory with colleague Dr. John Lee.

Dr. Noyce is a member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) where he previously served as chair of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Council and is a member of several safety and education task forces. He is also the ITE Student Chapter Advisor at UW-Madison. Dr. Noyce is very active in the National Academy of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where he has chaired several NCHRP project panels and has conducted NCHRP research. He is the past chair of TRB's AHB50 Traffic Control Devices Committee. Dr. Noyce was awarded the D. Grant Mickle Award from TRB in 2002 for the best paper in the areas of operations, safety, and maintenance, the 2010 Ragnor E. Onstad Service to Society Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the 2014 Patricia F. Waller Award from TRB for the best paper in traffic safety and systems users.

Dr. Noyce is a member of the Signal Technical Committee, part of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which oversees the MUTCD. He is active with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), recently receiving an ExCEEd Fellowship. Dr Noyce is also active with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Eno Foundation.

In addition to his teaching and research activities, Dr. Noyce is an associated faculty member with the Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, the Institute on Aging, Transportation Management and Policy Program, and the Wisconsin Transportation Center at UW-Madison. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dennis Bennett

National Sales Manager - Alpha Technologies

TOPIC: How to reduce maintenance cost with remote battery monitoring

Mr. Dennis Bennett brings with him over 30 years of power protection experience. This experience encompasses application engineering, sales engineering and varies management positions for AC power from 100 VA to 300 KVA, single phase and three phase along with DC power systems up to 10,000 Amps. For the past 8 years he has focused all his time and experience on developing and providing Battery Backup Systems for the Traffic & ITS markets.

Dewayne Johnson

Director of Bureau of Traffic Operations - Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Dewayne Johnson, 25 year Wisconsin Department of Transportation veteran, has been the Director of the Bureau of Traffic Operations since early 2014. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Southeast Region for 9 years, with responsibilities in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Washington and Walworth counties.

In his current statewide role, Johnson oversees the State Traffic Operations Center in downtown Milwaukee, as well as several functional areas out of WisDOT's central office in Madison. The Bureau is responsible for Traffic Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) policy and procedures related to Traffic Operations for the Department. The Bureau works closely with the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, other Bureaus, Regions, and other areas of the department on TSM&O activities.

The transportation industry is growing and evolving, with many emerging technologies, such as connected vehicles, that are predicted to play an important role in providing safer and more reliable facilities.

Johnson, a Madison native, is a registered professional engineer, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

He joined WisDOT in 1989 as an engineer in the Waukesha office, where he advanced to design supervisor in 1993, Project Development Supervisor in 1995, Central Group Project Development Chief in 2000 and District Deputy Director in 2001. Beginning his career with the Department in 1989 he was involved in the first stages of planning for and constructing the freeway management system 'Monitor.'

Johnson has also worked in consulting and at a county transportation agency.

Dewayne and his wife, Nancy, have two grown children; a daughter, Jennifer and son, Peter. They reside in Waukesha and are active in SE Wisconsin activities.

Ernest Huckaby

President of MUTCD Consultant Services

TOPIC: Potential Changes in Traffic Control Devices

Ernest Huckaby is the President of MUTCD Consultant Services, which is a MUTCD transportation consultant specializing in street, highway & traffic control devices since January 2005. He has performed work for government agencies, private companies, national associations and attorneys. The types of issues include, Guide Signs, Temporary Traffic Control, MUTCD Training, MUTCD Consultation, U.S. Access Board/ FHWA/ ATSSA "ADA Show N Tell" and FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant. Some associations he is a member and remains active with are the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), Transportation Research Board (TRB) Transportation Association Canada (TAC)/Transportation Operations and Maintenance Subcommittee (TOMSC) and American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).

Retired from the FHWA in DECEMBER 2004 with over 34 years highway engineering experience. His experience includes Headquarters regulatory/ policy development/ implementation and various field highway engineering assignments. Last assignment in the OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS - MANUAL ON TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES TEAM (MUTCD) TEAM LEADER. As the MUTCD Team leader he was responsible for the 2000 and 2003 MUTCD. THE 2000 MUTCD WAS THE FIRST MUTCD THAT WAS FREE TO THE PUBLIC BY BEING AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING ON THE FHWA WEBSITE.

Jennifer Sulentic

Program Director - U.S. Communities

TOPIC: Partner with your Peers! Collaborative Purchasing Saves Time and Money

Jennifer Sulentic is your Program Manager for the nonprofit U.S. Communities purchasing alliance. U.S. Communities is a free resource brought to you by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors and the International School Business Officials. Jennifer is your point of contact for all questions regarding this free procurement program that helps public agencies and non-profits save time and money on the things you purchase every day. She can also help coordinate introductions to supplier partners that guarantee their best rate through their U.S. Communities competitively bid contracts. Jennifer holds a BS in Marketing from Iowa State University.

Khristian Gutierrez

Managing Partner at Passport Parking

TOPIC: Venture Captial, the Cloud & Urban Mobility

Khristian Gutierrez is a Managing Partner at Passport, where he focuses on sales, strategy and business development. Prior to joining Passport, Khristian served in investment banking where he helped execute various capital markets and advisory assignments. Khristian received his M.S.F. from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida where he also received his B.S. degree from the Warrington College of Business Administration.

Mike Haley

Digital Product Specialist at TAPCO

TOPIC: Retroreflectivity Workshop: Meeting FHWA minimums on retroreflectivity

Lon deMink

Regional Sales Manager at Dialight Corporation

TOPIC: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your LEDs?

Lon deMink has been involved in the traffic for 21 years. His experience includes the design/manufacturing of traffic signals (deMco) as well as design/manufacturing of flat plate neon lighting (traffic & pedestrian signals, traffic signs, design/manufacturing of commercial high bays and cobra head street lighting).

Experience also includes electronic power supplies, lamp composition and electrodes. Areas of lighting include LED, High Intensity Discharge (HPS, MH, LPS, MV) lighting. Mr. deMink is a Business Development Manager for the Dialight Corporation and has been employed there for over 6 years.

Nate Smith

Director of Government Relations - ATSSA

TOPIC: The Basics of Funding Transportation and Highway Safety

Originally from Southington, Conn., Nate Smith currently serves as the Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) where he focuses on both federal and grassroots lobbying, PAC management, government relations-related communications, and advocacy strategy. His regular travels throughout the country allow him to speak on many government relations issues. In addition, Smith helps facilitate two national transportation coalitions and several association member committees.

Prior to arriving at ATSSA, Smith served as the Senior Government Relations Specialist at the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) where he supervised staff and was the lead in-house lobbyist. His writings were regularly featured in NCRA's monthly national trade journal, the JCR. Before that, he was a congressional intern for former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen (ME-01) and participated extensively on the John Kerry for President campaign in New Hampshire.

Smith is the Immediate Past President of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the UNH Alumni Association and also has served as the Deputy Chair for the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), a 1,500+ member national organization for transportation professionals. Smith is an active member of the American League of Lobbyists, where he is a Board member for the Young Lobbyists Network (YLN), and the "Road Gang" – Washington's Highway Fraternity.

Smith is an honors graduate of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Affairs and a minor in Spanish. Through UNH's Center for International Education, he attended the Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain.

Rick Kline

Signal Service Manager - TAPCO

TOPIC: Traffic Signal Components and Basic Troubleshooting

Rick Kline, Signal Service Manager, has been at TAPCO for 24 years working in the field and training City and DOT personnel on the operation and trouble shooting of traffic signals. Rick is also an IMSA moderator for the Work Zone Safety, Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 1, and Traffic Signal Bench Technician Level 2.

Stephen P. Rozyckie

Assistant Director of Transportation, Operations & Planning - Gannett Fleming, Inc.

TOPIC: How a Sign Inventory Can Improve Safety

Mr. Rozyckie holds a Master's degree in Transportation Engineering and is registered as a professional engineer in Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He also holds a P.T.O.E.

His professional career spans 20 years in the consulting sector where he has completed over 60 major transportation studies, performing work in over 20 states and in four countries with much of the travel as a result of military transportation work. A current member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rozyckie served as an officer from 2008-2012, serving as President during 2012.

His career has focused on traffic engineering and safety. Recently Steve's attention has been on sign retroreflectivity and sign management system studies. He has been responsible for development of over 30 sign management systems consisting of approximately 45,000 signs total. Steve has also worked recently on several studies to evaluate signs and markings for tunnels.

Tony Juettner

Account Manager for Siemens Road & City Mobility (RCM)

TOPIC: The Emerging Traffic and Intersection Technology

Tony Juettner is an Account Manager for Siemens Road & City Mobility (RCM) and covers a territory that include Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and as far west as Colorado as well as other areas. While Tony has only worked for Siemens RCM since June of 2014, he has spent most of his career working for Brown Traffic Products (a Siemens distributor) covering Minnesota, North & South Dakota as a technician and ending his Brown Traffic career as an RSM for that territory. Tony actually started working in the transportation industry as a student worker with MnDOT in 1985 and also has held positions since then as a Estimator and Project Manager for an electrical contractor bidding and managing the installation of ITS and traffic signal systems. While at Brown Traffic Tony supported and sold many different product lines but primarily worked with the Siemens product over his time at Brown. Tony has been around since Eagle introduced the EPAC and released the MO2 and all the way up to the latest and greatest release of the new Siemens M60 ATC Linux series controller, as well as the Marc DOS program and now the industry leading and powerful TACTICS 3. Tony has 3 children and 3 grandchildren with another grandchild due in early December.

Tom Bradfish

3M Company, MVSS Parking

TOPIC: An Introduction to 3M Enterprise Facility Management Software

Tom Bradfish, Sales, has been in Parking for 11 years and specializes in building solutions for clients that maximize revenue and minimize leakage for applications that include all facets of parking including PARCS, Event Management Systems, Automated Valet Solutions, Parking Reservations, Permit and Citation Systems and LPR-based systems. Tom holds an Engineering Degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago and has over 27 years of Systems and Solutions Application Engineering and Sales experience.

7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration (in the showroom)
Enjoy coffee and bagels after registration.

8:00 - 8:50 am

Welcome & Featured Speakers

  • TAPCO Owners

  • Dewayne Johnson - WI DOT

  • Sue Reiss - ATSSA

No session.

9:00 - 9:50 am

Transportation Engineering Research: A Discussion of Recent Findings

David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E. - U.W. Madison

How a Sign Inventory Can Improve Safety

Steve Rozyckie - Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Traffic Signal Components and Basic Troubleshooting

Rick Kline - TAPCO

10:00 - 10:50 am

Potential Changes in Traffic Control Devices

Ernest Huckaby - MUTCD Consultant Services

LED Lighting - How & Why It Will Save Your Business Money

Bob Hahn - Lumecon

An Introduction to 3M Enterprise Facility Management Software

Tom Bradfish - 3M

11:00 - 11:50 am

How U.S. Communities Can Work For Your Company

Jennifer Sulentic - U.S. Communities

The Basics of Funding Transportation and Highway Safety

Nate Smith - ATSSA

Venture Capital, the Cloud & Urban Mobility

Khristian Gutierrez - Passport Parking

12:00 - 12:50 pm

Lunch Served
Catered by Saz's - Wisconsin grill out

1:00 - 1:50 pm

How Partnerships Save Lives and How You Can Get Involved

Bob Felt - ATSSA

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your LEDs

Lon deMink - Dialight Corporation

How to Reduce Maintenance Cost with Remote Battery Monitoring

Dennis Bennett - Alpha Technologies

2:00 - 2:50 pm

Retroreflectivity Workshop: Meeting FHWA Minimums on Retroreflectivity

Mike Haley - TAPCO

Radar Driver Feedback Signs

Andy Pedersen - MOR Manufacturing

The Emerging Traffic and Intersection Technology

Tony Juettner - Siemens

(Schedule is subject to change)

Event Map & Directions

TAPCO Headquarters

5100 W Brown Deer Rd
Brown Deer, WI 53223

Recommended Accommodations

(Ask for the TAPCO Room Rate)

Courtyard by Marriott

Distance: 0.2 miles, location (a)
5200 West Brown Deer Road
Brown Deer, WI 53223
(414) 355-7500

Four Points by Sheraton
Milwaukee North

Distance: 0.9 miles, location (b)
8900 North Kildeer Court
Brown Deer, WI 53209
(414) 355-8585

Holiday Inn Express
Milwaukee N-Brown Deer/Mequon

Distance: 1.2 miles, location (c)
4443 West Schroeder Drive
Brown Deer, WI 53223
(414) 355-1300