Page Tucker is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word and has an extensive background in technology start-ups, including, marketing, recruiting, capital financing and executive management of early stage technology companies. Formerly, Page was the founder of Impact Solutions, Inc., a company he formed to provide state-of-the-art customer acquisition and retention solutions to the automotive industry. Page is known as a technology visionary in the automotive industry for combining data mining and predictive modeling with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Impact successfully implemented its innovative database marketing & mapping solutions to hundreds of automotive franchises as well as the Nation's largest dealer groups and was endorsed by several automotive manufactures including, Volvo, General Motors and Ford Motor Company. Page was also the Co-Founder of e-autobusiness which was a pioneer in the development of hosted CRM solutions and provided services to well over 900 dealerships throughout the United States before being acquired by AULtec, Inc. Page served as CEO of e-autobusiness through the company's critical formative years until he resigned his position to form ProStar and today serves as the corporation's CEO and President.
Peter Forster brings over twenty five years of extensive application software development, design, and implementation experience to ProStar as the Chief Technology Officer. Peter is an enterprise software technology professional who possesses strong technical skills, application solution expertise and leadership. Peter is a skilled leader that has engaged with several Fortune 500 organizations to architect and deliver enterprise level strategic solutions. During these engagements, Peter leveraged application design and development experience as well as knowledge of the technical aspects of every step in both the software development and implementation processes. He provides expertise in web technologies including the Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), ABAP and Java. Peter also provides solid business knowledge combined with a strong background in business process enabling technologies. Peter earned an MBA from the University of Western Washington and holds a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Certificate in Computer Science from Algonquin College, Canada.
Steve Slusarenko is a Project Manager and Management Consultant that has provided consulting services to many Fortune 100 Companies including: Royal Dutch Shell; BP AMOCO; ConocoPhillips; Alcatel Lucent; Siemens Westinghouse; and Time Warner where he provided application architecture, business process engineering, and software implementation services. At ProStar, Steve is Chief Field Engineer primarily responsible for product development, implementation and strategic partnerships. Steve's duties include providing consulting on all aspects of the end to end lifecycle processes relating to systems process design and software configuration needed to support the executive operations as well as the development of technology. By having worked in both Oil and Gas, Utilities, and Commercial Construction for almost 20 years as well as software implementation for almost 20 years, Steve provides a unique knowledge base that includes business process design; prototype development; integration management; testing; legacy data conversions; and training delivery. With four decades of experience in Construction, Steve understands the dynamics of combining utility construction practices with modern technology in order to create business value and a safer work environment. Steve attended Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC and California Coast University, SantaAna, CA and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute in Drexel Hills, PA.
Mark Beckner is a Business Integration specialist who has worked with numerous clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 firms to build scalable, highly available EAI and B2B systems, using a wide variety of technologies and languages. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the development life cycle, from initial client consultations and requirements gathering, through design, development, documentation, quality assurance, and support. Mark is responsible for architecting ProStar's Electronic Data Management, Data Storage and Data Distribution System which delivers the ProStar SaaS Solutions to clients via a Cloud. Mark has earned a number of awards and professional certifications from Microsoft, including Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for Microsoft .NET (MSCD.NET/MSCD), and has spoken at a variety of venues, including Microsoft Tech 2008 and 2009. He is the author of Pro EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2: Electronic Document Interchange Solutions(Apress, 2007) and co-author of Pro RFID in BizTalk Server 2009 (Apress, 2009) and BizTalk 2006 Recipes (Apress, 2006).
With over 20 years of geospatial technology experience, Dan has a deep understanding of the evolving geospatial markets as well as the emerging geo-analytical industry landscape. Dan was the founder of Sentinel USA and spent nearly 16 years as the President and CEO before he negotiated a successful acquisition of the company by Irth Solutions in February of 2013. Since its inception, Sentinel USA grew to become one of the leading utility GIS service companies in North America. Sentinel USA specialized in providing deep expertise in data collection and data compilation. Today Daniel is the founder and President of GeoNova Technologies, a technology consultancy company pursuing and developing new augmented reality (AR) mobile environments that leverage an array of tracking technologies, including; digital cameras, optical sensors, accelerometers, GPS, gyroscopes, solid state compasses, RFID and wireless sensors - each offering varying levels of geospatial accuracy and precision. Daniel provides expertise in the areas of spatial data integration, application interfacing, interactive application design and mobile tracking technologies. His knowledge of open data standard modeling and application configuration using OGC's Open Geospatial Standards and XML technologies provides ProStar with the expertise to deploy spatial technologies for its unique and patented industry solutions. During Dan's professional career, he also co-authored several ProStar patents, including; "System and method for collecting information related to utility assets", "Distance correction for damage prevention system", "System and method for utility asset data collection and management", and "Precision GPS driven utility asset management and utility damage prevention system and method". In addition, in December of 2000, Dan was nominated to serve on the interim board of directors for the initiative known as the Pipeline Open Standard (PODS) where he served on the board until October 2008.
Scott Jones has more than 20 years experience as a professional programmer and applications developer in both the personal computer and embedded systems environment. His specialty is redesigning obsolete or poorly designed source code and giving it new life by porting it to modern platforms and/or languages, and giving it sensible structure. Scott is fluent with languages including ASM, C, C++, the Microsoft .Net environment, Java, Web Services and a variety of application languages and scripting environments including Cold Fusion, ASP, PERL, SQL, PLC and LADDER. He is an author with credits for chapters and software contributions in Fun With Fractals, SYBEX © 1993 and, Stupid PC Tricks, Addison-Wesley © 1992. In addition, he has developed, written and marketed Recursive Realm and Miller, both mathematical modeling/education software packages. Scott received his a BA from University of Arizona.
Dylan Wooters has extensive experience managing business-critical projects and integrations, serving large corporate clients and consulting firms as a business analyst, project manager, and developer. Combining project management acumen with a deep understanding of Microsoft solutions, Dylan has led successful implementations involving international teams and stakeholders. Dylan facilitates projects at every level by serving as an intermediary between management teams and IT and leveraging his knowledge of both back-end and front-end development as well as marketing, operations, and corporate IT strategy. He has worked with small companies to large global corporations and managed multiple upgrades and improvements of complex business environments involving rigorous analysis of business needs, multiple data migrations, testing, training, and rollout. In particular, Dylan has a deep understanding of SharePoint, BizTalk, SQL Server, and Dynamics CRM. Dylan received his Bachelor's degree in History from University of California, Berkeley and continues studies at New York University.
As Damage Prevention Specialist for ProStar, Scott Henley brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of geographical analysis, management and systems implementation, including mapping and spatial data technologies. Scott has improved all levels of operations in the mining, utility industry and One Call Systems for well over forty years by providing management and consulting expertise at all levels of operations including, marketing, production and administration. With a specific expertise as a Product Specialist for Pipeline Mapping and One Call Notification Systems, Scott has served as a director as well as premiere provider of consulting services to One Call Centers throughout Canada and the US where he has been responsible for implementation, deployment and operational protocols as well as administration, marketing and management. Scott has extensive experience in presentations and negotiations with Provincial and Municipal Government as well as Utility and Pipeline executive management. Scott has also served as a contributing committee member for CGA (Common Ground Alliance), OCSI (One Call Systems International) and as the Executive Director of the BC Common Ground Alliance where Scott led the development of consistent best practices and coordination of activities to ensure the highest possible standards of public safety, worker safety and damage prevention in connection with the Province of British Columbia's underground infrastructure. Scott's post-secondary education included attendance at McGill University, the University of Manitoba's "Decision Dynamics" residential management program, as well as numerous professional workshops at IBM, AMA, and URISA. He currently serves on several boards and committees including, Advisory Board Member of the Excavation Safety Guide & Directory and Damage Prevention Professional magazines, for which he also writes articles, and is a Technical Committee member for CSA (Canadian Standards Association) for S-250 "Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure" and CSA Z-247 "Damage Prevention for the Protection of Underground Energy and Utility Networks."
Jim Anspach, P.G.
Jim Anspach is considered a founder of the recognized civil engineering branch called “subsurface utility engineering.” He was the 2009 winner of the FHWA’s “Leadership in Utilities” award. Jim serves on national committees regarding utility detection, damage prevention, and standards, including utility standards for GIS systems. He was a prime consultant for the 1996 FAA Safety Study, “Cable Cuts – Causes and Preventive Measures.” He assisted in developing the 2004 FAA ANI-10 policy on utility damage prevention and utility mapping for FAA facilities. He has practical experience managing many large subsurface utility engineering projects and contracts with scopes including utility mapping, utility coordination, utility relocation design, and utility avoidance strategies. He has developed and taught classes in subsurface utility engineering for many universities, utility companies, and government organizations. He frequently serves as an expert witness in litigation involving utility damages. He is the Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Board Committee for all Civil Engineering Codes & Standards. He is Chairman of ASCE’s Construction Institute’s Standards Council, and is Chairman of ASCE 38, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator for 7 separate National Academy of Science research projects involving utilities, as well as the U.S liaison to the U.K.’s Mapping the Underworld project.
Raymond Tabandeh of Christie Parker & Hale is the company’s IP attorney on record with expertise in Copyrights, Intellectual Property Strategy, International Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Transactions and Licensing. He was admitted to bar 1998 (California); U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., Elec. Eng., cum laude, 1981; M.S., Elec. Eng., with Honors, 1983); University of Southern California, (Advance Engineering Degree (Applied Ph.D.), Elec. Eng., with Honors, 1987; M.B.A., with Honors, 1989); Loyola Law School (J.D., 1998); Dean`s Honor List, 1994-98; Top Ten Brief, 1997 Scott Moot Court Competition; American Jurisprudence Awards, Contracts, Sales and Payments, and Remedies. Formerly, Software Development Manager, Senior Systems Design Engineer, and Integrated Circuit Design Engineer with Xerox Corporation including over sixteen years experience in management, research, and development of computer hardware and software.
Layne Tucker has extensive experience in oil field, compressor station and utility pipeline construction. Layne was the CEO and founder of two oil & gas construction companies that were based in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada before he came to the US to be a Co-Founder of Guardian ProStar, Inc. Layne is also the founder of EchoRFID, LLP which has a primary focus on discovering new applications for its patented RFID technologies to enhance the management of buried assets and prevent damage to buried utilities during construction activities. Today, Layne serves as CEO of EchoRFID and continues to be a valuable ambassador to ProStar.