Rick is driven to learn new things. It is this drive that changed his career’s direction—following a varied path that included structural engineer for nuclear power plants, mechanical engineer for district heating, and director in IT—to being one of the top engineers in tolling.
His local transportation group was working on a project that needed a background in IT. Rick took on the opportunity, becoming a key part in creating the foundation for what is now E-ZPass, a system used by 37 agencies across 17 states. Building on his E-ZPass foundation, Rick has grown to be one of the few people who can both understand the technology and direct traffic and revenue forecasts that supported over $18 billion in toll revenue bond sales.
He’s proud of his work on electronic tolling systems as it has become a part of the culture. He’s always asked two questions by friends and colleagues “why are the tolls so high?” and “can you get me some of those dual-lock strips?” so they can mount their E-ZPass tags!