HMI Technologies has appointed Richard Harris to its Executive Team as Director Europe.
The New Zealand-based company creates custom-built hardware and software Intelligent Transport Systems, specialising in products including variable message signs, speed activated signs, speed indication devices, motorway signalling, modem/network based systems and other electronic signage.
Harris’s experience spans more than 30 years with senior positions in companies and industry associations as well as major contracts including game changing European Commission projects, and has held senior director positions with Xerox, Logica, WSP, AECOM and ICC with responsibility for a range of activities including project management, business development, industry relations, strategy and thought leadership.
Richard was inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 as the recipient of the life time achievement award. His citation read ‘An effective and charismatic champion and thought-leader for ITS for over 25 years who selflessly promotes ITS in general, without commercial considerations or bias. Known, respected, trusted and liked by ITS professionals all over the world, his commitment in worldwide organisations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’
Richard said, “Joining HMI was an easy decision, they share my determination to unlock the community-wide benefits of ITS, are an agile, creative and dynamic group and are at the forefront of new mobility solutions. HMI’s business has been established through ‘digital’ innovation developed and deployed across New Zealand, Australia and Asia-Pacific. However, the members of the executive team are widely respected throughout the world of ITS, so expanding to become a global player is a logical next step.”