Key Personnel, Officers and Board of Directors
Royce Monteverdi, President and Chief Executive Officer
An architect and engineer by education, Royce Monteverdi was creating revolutionary developments in the steel and construction industries before taking on the parking industry. Bringing cutting edge robotics to the field of parking structures, Monteverdi coined the term "robotic parking" and with fellow German engineer Heiner Schween proceeded to develop the systems that would allow robots to reliably and efficiently park automobiles.
No more driving around in circles looking for a parking space or walking across interminable parking lots to your office or store. In the garages Monetverdi envisioned, you could leave your car in a bay, let the garage's robots park it, and have them bring it back to you in the bay when you are done.
The "Lift and Run System" he created to bring this about produced a radical transformation in the warehousing and parking industries. Founded in 1994, Monteverdi's Robotic Parking System Inc. designed and built the first automatic parking system in the US, then went on to build the first such system in the Middle East, in Dubai. He built what remains the largest automatic garage in the world today, also in Dubai. Monteverdi was the first and remains one of the few to successfully build and operate simultaneous moving robots, staying well ahead in his field today with systems that allow a garage to move 30 to 50 cars at the same time, drastically reducing wait times.
Today Monteverdi's Robotic Parking System Inc. has built more automatic parking spaces than anyone else operating in America or Europe.
Inventor, designer and chief technical engineer of the Robotic Parking System garage, Mr. Monteverdi holds numerous patents for automated, robotic parking technology. He earned a degree in construction and mechanics at the University of Stuttgart and Ulm in South Germany. Simultaneously, he attended architectural classes studying construction and design in developing properties.
A few of his past projects include the Munich airport, Volkswagen factory, Hitachi Chip (wafer) factory, Mercedes Benz assembly line, the launch pad for the Ariane space rocket and others. In view of his professional expertise and the patents he held for the Robotic Parking System, NASA/Satop asked Mr. Monteverdi to cooperate in developing a security system to detect explosives, narcotics and bodies in cars. This system is in operation today at specific locations.
Mr. Monteverdi also currently serves on National Fire Protection Association Committee on Garages and Parking Structures.
Mary Lou DeWynGaert, Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. DeWynGaert earned a BS in Education, Math and Science in 1976. After a brief period of teaching, she became involved in the computer software industry in 1978 developing accounting software packages.
From 1981 through 1992, Ms. DeWynGaert held numerous positions in RealWorld Corporation, one of the original developers of widely used accounting software packages for small- to medium-sized businesses. Positions included Director of Software Development, Customer Service and IT as well as Deputy to the President and CEO. During her tenure as VP Marketing, company revenue grew from $6 million to $18 million.
Ms. DeWynGaert has served as VP Development for Competence Software, developer of financial and investment training software as well as Marketing Director and Webmaster for Software Shelf, a manufacturer for corporate enterprise software.
Ms. DeWynGaert has been with Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. since 2005 where she is responsible for corporate and legal affairs, human resources, marketing and treasury.
Ramanathan Ramasubbu, Technical Manager
"Ram" Ramasubbu has been working with with Robotic Parking Systems since the inception of our Dubai operations in early 2006. Holding a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, he rapidly progressed from Sr. Project Engineer to Technical Manager for the company.
Ramasubbu heads the engineering team which encompasses civil, structural, electrical, electronics, software and project engineering although his specialty is in machine design and mechanical engineering. He was instrumental in the design and execution of the 765 space and 1200 space facilities Dubai and still holds the responsibility for garage operations at the Ibn Battuta Garage in Dubai.
Prior to Robotic Parking Systems, Ramasubbu held positions involving the design of industrial compressors, auto electrical components and building maintenance units for various organizations.
Praveen Kamat, Software Development and Deployment
Mr. Kamat has over 20 years experience in industrial/factory automation, software product development, project implementation, and program management. From hands-on software development to large scale project management and customer interfacing, Mr. Kamat brings a wealth of knowledge and experience for the implementation of successful solutions.
Mr. Kamat is responsible for the design, development, and deployment of the software to manage the operations of automated garages for Robotic Parking Systems.
Until 2003 he worked at GE Fanuc as the Program Manager for Automotive programs (CIMPLICITY) and has been responsible for successfully managing and executing several projects for General Motors, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, and Honda. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Kamat worked for Ingersoll Milling Machines Company, a machine tool manufacturer, developing Intelligent Front End HMI applications for special CNC machine tools such as the Composite Tape Laying Machine, and Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS).
Kamat holds a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.E. degree in Production Engineering.
Rajeev Aswal, Robotic Automation Manager
Rajeev Aswal is highly skilled in automation engineering and robotic technology with specific application to the patented Robotic Parking Systems technology for automated parking garages.
Aswal is responsible for the design of the robotic automation for the robotic parking garage; the design of automation for the interrelated systems; design and integration of access controls and security features such as CCTV and high resolution cameras; integration of machine automation with GE Cimplicity and Tracker; design and program machine automation; the integration of machinery automation and software systems, design and program and implement customer interface display and payment systems; and the automation testing and commissioning of the automated parking garage.
Aswal has worked with the Robotic Parking System in our Dubai operations since 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Instrumention and Electronics Engineering.
Officers and Board of Directors
Juergen Bauer (Chairman of the Board)
– Chairman of the Board of ASM Beteiligungs AG in Switzerland.
Royce Monteverdi (President and CEO) – see Key Personnel
David Tufaro (Secretary) founder and owner of – Terra Nova Ventures, LLC, Baltimore, MD which focuses on unique and challenging sites including adaptive re-use of historical structures.
Mary Lou DeWynGaert (Assistant Secretary / Treasurer) – see Key Personnel
Lawrence N. Stein – majority owner and managing member of Hudson Vie Assoc., LLC. The company is the owner and operator of a 213 bed licensed skilled care nursing home located in North Bergen, NJ.