Your automated parking systems partner should take the time to gather as much information as possible about your unique situation, its current parking processes, and its goals for future growth. The Westfalia APS team goes above and beyond expectations to ensure everyone’s vision comes to life.


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Ian Todd


Ian Todd

EVP, Automated Parking

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in Automated Parking Systems in both Europe and the US. During this time, Ian has held a variety of roles such as product development, project management, marketing, business development, and sales. He holds a BE in Naval Architecture and a MS in Engineering Project Management. Throughout his career, Ian has overseen subcontracted specialist integrated engineering companies, OEMs and in-house mechanical, electrical/controls and software engineers to develop automated parking systems in Europe & the US. Outside of work, Ian is busy being a father of 4 children but whenever he can find the time, he enjoys spending some time on the golf course.


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Drew Johnson


Drew Johnson

Business Development Associate, Automated Parking Systems

Drew is one of the newest members of the APS team and joined Westfalia in January 2021. He obtained a bachelor's degree in organizational management with a minor in human resources. During his final year of college, Drew took a course in Sales Development which immediately sparked an interest! Drew engages with the market and generates leads for the APS team and educates the architects and developers about the benefits of automated parking for their projects. Outside of work, Drew loves to spend time with family and friends by grilling on nice days and exploring the world. You'll also find him shooting some hoops and flexing his collegiate basketball skills on the court.


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John Schmiesing


John Schmiesing

Senior Project Manager, Automated Parking Systems

John has over 20 years of industrial automation experience. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA. John’s professional career began with project engineering and led to project management. His knowledge of automation equipment implementation, as well as his scheduling and financial acumen ensures customer satisfaction. Since joining Westfalia initially in 2006, then again in 2019, he has contributed strong communication skills, system knowledge and a passion for delivering custom solutions. John fosters strong relationships with suppliers and customers to capture growth opportunities. He is proud to be a part of Westfalia’s 500 Walnut Street parking garage project because it encompassed engineering detail, unique automation solutions, and dedicated customer communication.


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Roger Thompson


Roger Thompson

Senior Controls Systems Engineer, Automated Parking Systems

As a Senior Control System Engineer, Roger specializes in control system hardware specification and design. His background includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering followed by 20 years of industrial control experience. In his 8 years working at Westfalia, Roger’s expert development, configuration, and integration knowledge has provided reliable and functional APS control systems that optimize user experience. His passion for PLC software development and commissioning lends to enhanced aftermarket support as well as flexible electrical and mechanical implementation. Roger works directly with contractors and architects to ensure customers receive unmatched quality systems, and particularly loved redesigning Satellite® control for palletless APS designs.


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Justin Gentile


Justin Gentile

Field Service Technician, Automated Parking

Justin has been bringing expert mechanical and electrical skills to Westfalia since joining the Field Service team in 2019. Justin has continued to grow his knowledge in the mechanical field for over 7 years after earning a degree in Mechatronics. He specializes in advanced APS motor and controls troubleshooting, along with repairs and preventative maintenance. Justin's passion for automation technology and equipment support made him a valuable asset in the development of the 500 Walnut Street parking garage project, where he supplied preventative inspections, customer support, and system modifications.


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David Weder


David Weder

Director of Product Development

David has been with Westfalia for 8 years and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He has been working as an engineer and involved with the industry since 1993 implementing large capital projects, engineering material handling equipment, online quoting system implementation and machine design. David is a Certified Solidworks Professional and works on product development projects and project management for APS and EV charging. Outside of work, David enjoys camping, bicycling, auto touring, and DIY projects.


“The Westfalia team was great to work with because we felt that they were all knowledgeable. I felt like I was working with programmers & engineers rather than just salespeople. Their team could directly respond to our concerns rather than having to interpret it and pass it on to the engineering department. The whole team really understood the system and its limitations and they all had the expertise to have in-depth discussions which were important to us.” - Tom Scannapieco, President & CEO, Scannapieco Development Corporation


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