Q-Free, a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, announced a pivotal change to its ATMS leadership team promoting Dan Skiffington, previously Chief Technology Officer of Traffic Management, to Senior Executive Vice President of Traffic Management. Skiffington has spent nearly 20 years in the intelligent transportation industry and brings with him a wealth of industry experience, technical prowess, and business acumen.
“The appointment of Mr. Skiffington underscores Q-Free’s commitment to solve increasingly complex mobility challenge through disruptive technology. I believe it is a competitive advantage for us over time to have a technology leader at the helm.” states Q-Free CEO Thale Kuvås Solberg.
In his new role, Skiffington will be responsible for the delivering on the Traffic Management division’s ambitious growth strategy including further unification of multi-national software and hardware offerings, increased annual recurring revenues, as well as delivering on the company’s safety and sustainability efforts.
“I am honored to be trusted with leading Q-Free’s traffic management division,” Skiffington said. “Our team of innovative, passionate professionals are doing transformational work that impacts the daily lives of millions around the globe by solving practical, everyday transportation problems in a safe, sustainable way.”
Skiffington joined Q-Free in 2003 and has since held roles of increasing importance throughout the company’s ATMS operations. He has been a member of the company’s senior management team for the last 9 years, most recently as CTO where lead the vision to unify the company’s ATMS technology offerings into the single Kinetic Mobility platform. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech university.
“Dan has made a lasting impression on the board and management team with his vision, intellect and professionalism,” Solberg continued. “He has made a tremendous impact at Q-Free to date, and we have no doubt he will continue this momentum in his new leadership role.”
Following his promotion, Skiffington appointed ITS technology expert Timothy Bean to succeed him as EVP Technology for Q-Free’s traffic management division. Bean has rich background in ITS, with experience on the private and public sector covering ITS hardware, software, and cybersecurity. According to Skiffington, Bean is not a typical technology hire. “Tim doesn’t just bring domain experience; he has a good business sense and understands market potential and ROI. His leadership and ideas are prime for helping us achieve our recurring revenue goals.”
Bean will join Q-Free and assume the new role on December 1, 2023.