Transport ticketing and payment solutions company Vix Technologies, has appointed Gary Googins as General Manager for the Americas.
The company says that with solutions already deployed across the region in cities such Seattle and Salt Lake City, Googins joins the team to lead the expansion in the region.
Last year, Vix was selected by three city partners in the Edmonton metropolitan region in Canada to implement a new advanced regional smart fare solution, and is currently implementing a solution for Dallas.
Commenting on the appointment, Vix Technology CEO Shane Quinn said, “This appointment comes at a very exciting point in Vix Technology’s journey. The Americas team has grown substantially over the last couple of years, and we continue to invest to support our customers across the region. Gary brings a wealth of experience leading complex transit technology programmes for numerous North American transit agencies and his skills and experience will enhance our focus on excellent project and service delivery for our transit agency partners.
“We’re confident Gary’s contributions to the leadership team will play an integral role in our strategy to help transit authorities ease passenger movement and embrace new innovations that create the most efficient transit systems possible. We’re delighted to welcome Gary on board and look forward to his leadership in the region.”
Prior to joining Vix, Googins worked as a leading transit technology consultant, including steering the programme delivery of the Connect Transit Card, connecting nine transit agencies in the Sacramento California market. He also previously served as an ITS programme manager and lead the MyRide electronic faring programme at RTD in Denver.