Derek Turner, MBA, MA
Derek is responsible for the continued growth and success of IMS, through partnering with Kurt Keifer for operations and pursuing opportunities in mergers/acquisitions. Before stepping into the Executive Chairman role, Derek was the CEO of IMS and led its transformation into a state-of-the-art pavement and right-of-way asset management firm. Prior to leading IMS, Derek was in the technology sector, including being on the founding team of a venture-backed software training company and working at software companies focused on marketing and behavioral health.
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.
Amy Blinson, MBA
VP of Finance
Amy is responsible for the Finance and Human Resource functions at IMS. She is responsible for leading and coordinating the overall day-to-day finance, accounting, internal controls, budgeting, and human resource management activities of the organization to support the needs and requirements of the company. Amy partners with other team leaders to meet financial goals, derive appropriate performance measurements and assist in the formation and financial assessment of business strategies. Amy joined IMS in October 2018 and transformed the financial operations to an accrual based, GAAP compliant company while implementing new technology to generate useful management tools for financial review and decision making.
Amy has over 20 years in financial roles in Banking, Insurance and Contract Manufacturing
Kurt Keifer, PhD, PE
Kurt Keifer is responsible for leading IMS' team of engineers and technical staff. As a principal engineer in the firm, he provides technical expertise to both clients and the internal IMS team. Kurt is also responsible for leading the design and implementation of new technologies and processes that enhance IMS' capabilities. Before joining IMS, Kurt led several teams of engineers and technicians, and he worked collaboratively with clients in the United States and around the world.
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.