Derek Turner, MBA, MA
Principal / CEO
Derek is responsible for the ongoing excellence of IMS. He manages marketing, client services, and recruitment in addition to larger strategic initiatives at the company, ensuring that IMS continues to serve our clients with excellence, be a great place to work, and make a positive impact on the world. 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.
Zac Thomason, MBA
Director of Client Services
Zac is responsible for the overall direction and management of the client services team here at IMS. While managing the central U.S. and Western Canada region, he also serves as a resource in all IMS regions to support business development initiatives, proposal development, client management/relationships, and project management activities. Zac’s experience in asset management and commitment to building strong client relationships places him in a great position to lead the entire IMS marketing team. Before joining IMS in 2006, Zac was a marketing professional in the physical therapy industry and student at Arizona State University (Go Devils!)
West Region Client Services Manager
As the primary point of contact for our West Region clients, Jim Tourek develops the project scope, schedule, and team and is responsible for overall project management. Jim works closely with the Principal Engineer and ensures the project deliverables are timely and accurate. Jim has 30 years of project management experience within the engineering and construction industries, and has led over 100 successful pavement management assignments for IMS. Prior to Jim's tenure with IMS, he worked in both the public and private sector including military installations, state and local agencies, and national construction entities as an account executive and client manager.
Central Region Client Services Manager
Jeff is responsible for overall project and client management activities in the Central Region. He develops the project scope, schedule, team, and ensures the scope is adhered to throughout the project. Jeff works very closely with the Project Principal and is considered a primary point of contact for our clients. Before joining IMS, Jeff was instrumental in developing territories for several technology companies in the Public sector, including Library automation and Higher Education HR software.
Dan White, MBA
East Region Client Services Manager
Dan White is responsible for the development of IMS's presence in under-served areas of the eastern United States. Dan coordinates the project pipeline for small and large projects in 8 states to build long-term partnerships with each client. Dan is also responsible for maintaining a fresh approach to marketing materials and is an avid supporter of all things Detroit. Dan finished his Bachelors degree in International Business prior to joining IMS and is currently focusing on an MBA in Project Management.
Lead Field Technician
Luke Dinan provides service and support to the IMS fleet of vehicles, equipment, crew members, and software. This includes multiple LCMS vans, Dynaflects, SST ATV's, and a mobile LiDAR unit. Additionally, he has played a critical role in the creation of new pavement assessment vehicles and LiDAR units. He is also responsible for spare parts procurement, inventory, and liaising with vendors. Prior to IMS, he was an IT Field Service Technician. Luke has a degree in Electronics Technology and is an Air Force Veteran.
Kurt Keifer, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President of Engineering
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.
Daniel Behnke, PMP, AICP, GISP
Director of Operations
Daniel is responsible for the daily operations and scheduling of the IMS field crews and equipment including RST vans, SST ATVs, Dynaflects, and LiDAR units. Daniel has over a decade of project management experience and field data collection crew member assistance. IMS recognizes the dedication of our field crews and makes it a priority to ensure they have the support and guidance needed to be successful. Prior to joining IMS, Daniel provided project management services for DOTs and municipal government organizations across the United States. Daniel has also served as a GIS Analyst for multiple government agencies and assisted them with implementing their GIS Strategic Plans.
Mike Powell, over the past 27 years has collected and processed over 400 installations of programs and systems. His primary responsibilities include trouble shooting the data and application of information derived from programs, data collections, processing and systems; constantly improving any functions that are in need. He also handles the IT department and supports clients, field and office in all computer needs.
David Butler, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Based on his background in pavement management, David Butler has been responsible for the quality control of field data collected using the Road Surface Tester for pavement surface distress and the Dynaflect for pavement structure. He has been responsible for the quality of data on well over a million pavement sections in North America. He also has extensive knowledge of deflection theory and how it relates to pavement life expectancy. The training of agency personnel in pavement management theory and the application of information derived from programs and systems has been one of Mr. Butler's primary responsibilities.
Roy Barkman, P.E.
Roy Barkman is responsible for processing the data that is collected by the RST. This entails running several proprietary software systems and completing thorough QA/QC checks on the data to ensure proper Pavement Condition Index calculations. Roy has also begun to undertake the analysis and project management of several IMS clients. Before moving to Arizona and joining IMS nearly 8 years ago, Roy was enrolled at Ohio Northern University.
David Bratton, P.E.
Mr. Bratton is involved in several aspects of the pavement and asset management process, from working with clients to determine project goals and data quality assurance/analysis, to comprehensive report generation. During his time with IMS Mr. Bratton has worked with multiple condition rating methodologies and created pavement management systems in multiple 3rd party applications. Although his primary responsibilities are office related, Mr. Bratton has also collected pavement condition data and right of way asset data information in the field. Prior to IMS, Mr. Bratton worked for the McHenry County DOT.