Kurt Keifer, PhD, PE
Dr. Keifer is responsible for all aspects of operations at IMS and functions as the Principal Engineer. He has 25 years of experience with pavement testing and analysis, engineering, and management. Dr. Keifer worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers for more than a decade developing the PAVER pavement management system and the image-based automated method for performing ASTM D6433 PCI inspections.
Director of Operations
Mike has over 30 years of survey, collection, and data analysis experience. He has over a thousand installation of systems experience in pavement management. His background includes pavement collection and evaluation, and asset management, technical support of software, hardware, and GIS. He manages the fleet, and is highly experienced in pavement evaluation technologies such as automated pavement condition survey with Ramball (RST), Cybernetics RT, and 3D laser crack measurement system (LCMS 2), the LiDAR, falling/heavy/lightweight deflectometer and dynaflect, ground penetrating radar (GPR). He also has experience with various pavement / asset management programs including PavePro, SurfPro, StreetSaver, Paver, Lucity, and Cartegraph among others.
Julie Spangler, GISP
Director of Client Services
Julie is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development at IMS. She oversees the sales pipeline, monitors short-term and long-term opportunities, and sets sales strategies for long-term growth. Julie works closely with the sales and engineering teams to prepare proposals, marketing collateral, and presentations. Julie also brings 25 years of experience in GIS and asset management consulting with a focus on right of way assets, underground utilities, and airports GIS.