Our Team

Mr. Thomas W. Kowalski - President/CEO - Mr. Kowalski serves as the principal UTA Project Manager with overall responsibility for the Automatic Passenger Counting Systems. Mr. Kowalski is a founding member of UTA and the original developer of the Automatic Passenger Counting Systems Analytic Software package. Mr. Kowalski has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Master's degree in Community Planning. Mr. Kowalski is a former Adjunct Instructor of Operations Planning in Public Administration at the University of Cincinnati.

Mr. David Bosshammer - Chief Technical Officer & Software Engineer - Mr. Bosshammer serves as the principal contact for successful operation of all Automatic Passenger Counting Systems software. Mr. Bosshammer has been working with UTA since 1994 and has been instrumental in developing UTA SAEJ1708/J1587, GPS, and wireless download interfaces, along with interfaces to all major transit scheduling systems (HASTUS, GSCHED, and HASTUS). Mr. Bosshammer has a Bachelor's degree in Physics, with a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Mr. David Hatzenbuhler - Field Engineering Manager - Mr. Hatzenbuhler’s responsibility lies in successful installation and operation of all Automatic Passenger Counting Systems equipment. Mr. Hatzenbuhler has personally installed and supervised APC installs over thousand different transit buses and bus types over the past two decades at UTA. Mr. Hatzenbuhler is a highly experienced electronic technician.

Mr. Sandesh Samdaria – Urban Planner – serves as the principle contact for routine Automatic Passenger Counting Systems data processing tasks, data quality reviews, analysis, recommendations, report generation and customer support. Mr. Samdaria has been employed by UTA since 1999 first as a student intern and as a full-time UTA employee since 2001. Mr. Samdaria received a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2000 and holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from India.

Mr. David Vanderputten – Engineer – Mr. Vanderputten is responsible in the design and installation of the on-bus Automatic Passenger Counting Systems equipment implementation along with Mr Perkins and Mr Hatzenbuhler. Mr. Vanderputten is a 2007 graduate of Wright State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Vanderputten has worked for UTA since 2001 on a part-time basis and as a permanent fulltime member of UTA engineering team since 2007.

Mr. George Perkins - APC Technician - Mr. Perkins responsibility lies in successful installation and operation of all Automatic Passenger Counting Systems equipment. Mr. Perkin has personally installed and supervised APC installs over thousand different transit buses and bus types over the past 25 years at UTA. Mr. Perkins is a highly experienced electronic technician.

Mr. Chris Cooper – APC Technician – Mr. Cooper is responsible in the design and installation of the on-bus Automatic Passenger Counting Systems equipment implementation along with other UTA APC technicians. Mr. Cooper is currently pursuing his Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree at Cincinnati State University. He has been with UTA since 2007.

Mr. Nick Fischer is responsible for routine APC data processing tasks, report generation and customer support. Mr. Fischer has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Political Science from The Ohio State University and currently enrolled in the Master’s of City and Regional Planning program at The Ohio State University. Mr. Fischer has been employed by UTA since 2007.

Mr. Mike Kowalski is responsible for the set up and maintenance support of APC Reports at various sites. Mike is a 2006 graduate of Humboldt State University with a degree in Environmental Resource Engineering. Mike has worked for UTA since 2004 in a part-time position.

Mr. Kevin Moore is responsible for the Automatic Passenger Counting Systems Report adaptation of standard UTA APC reports/plots to fit user requirements. Mr. Moore is a 1999 graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Moore has worked for UTA since 1999 in part-time and full time positions while fitting in his passion for Art, Architecture and Engineering. Mr. Moore is currently a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This UTA project team represents over one hundred cumulative years of APC experience. No other APC related firm in North America can bring the breadth and depth of APC knowledge and experience into a project as UTA.

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