Cofiroute USA Moves to New Offices in Irvine, CA

December 13, 2011


Cofiroute USA Moves to New Offices in Irvine, Calif., Announces Promotions, New Positions

Move tied to growth of toll road management and operations business,
Plus launch of new consulting division, work in four states


(IRVINE, Calif.) – Cofiroute USA, which first revolutionized the automation of toll roads in the United States with the 91Express Lanes in Orange County, California, has completed the move of its corporate headquarters to new and larger offices in Irvine, Calif., and announced new assignments and promotions for five executives.


Gary Hausdorfer, president and CEO of Cofiroute USA, said the new corporate office at 20 Pacifica, Suite 420, Irvine, provides much needed space for expansion and growth. The company also has an operations center in Anaheim, a customer service center in Corona, and provides customer and toll road management services from facilities in Minnesota. The consulting division is currently involved with projects in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and California.


“We’ve seen increased interest throughout the U.S. in both planning and developing new toll roads and converting HOV to tolled (HOT) lanes,” said Hausdorfer. “As a result, we needed to accommodate current and future growth with new, larger offices, plus add more depth to our management team. We are fortunate to have great talent to promote from within, so new clients benefit from unequalled levels of experience and expertise in toll road planning, development and management.”


Hausdorfer said Jan Mittermeier has been promoted to chief operating officer. She has been with Cofiroute USA for over seven years and previously was senior vice president in charge of the 91 Express Lanes. She will continue to be responsible for oversight of the 91Express Lanes, Minnesota operations and all new operating contracts awarded to Cofiroute USA. In addition, she will manage contract administration, budget preparation, and various other operating activities.


Jodie Talley has been promoted to senior vice president in charge of operations for the 91 Express Lanes. Formerly a vice president of operations and violations processing, Talley has been with Cofiroute 10 years.
Promoted to vice president in charge of customer service and processing is Jill Stefanelli. She has relocated to the Anaheim office from Corona. Stefanelli has been with Cofiroute 16 years.


Darla Casby, vice president of finance and administration, has relocated from Anaheim to the corporate office in Irvine and is taking on much broader responsibilities in company finances and accounting.


In November, Cofiroute USA had named Ryan Young as the new director of the consulting services division, which is located in the corporate office. The division works with public agencies, contractors and others in developing plans for new toll roads or converting existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes.


About Cofiroute USA:


Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Cofiroute USA provides a wide range of services to its public and private sector clients including total management of all toll operations: call center staffing, account management, website management, inventory management, support for enforcement and marketing and integrated revenue and account management systems (RAMS) for customer relationship management, system-wide monitoring, analysis and maintenance. The company helped create the world's first fully-automated toll facility – Southern California’s 91 Express Lanes. The 91Express Lanes operation in Orange County, California, which is now owned by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has become an international model for highly efficient, safe, driver-friendly operations. Cofiroute USA was also a key part of the team that converted the first high-occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to its toll road operations contracts, it is currently providing consulting services to public agencies planning new toll roads and converting high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to managed toll lanes in several regions, including North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and California. Cofiroute USA is backed by the global resources and experience of its parent company, VINCI, based in Paris, France, which had annual revenues of $45.7 billion (€ 33.4 billion) in 2010, with 190,000 employees in more than 100 countries.


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