Darby Swank has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development of Kapsch TrafficCom North America. In this role, Darby will provide strategic and operational leadership to the Sales & Business Development, Bid Management & Proposal, and Project Estimation teams in order to generate new business and growth for the company’s North America solution portfolio including electronic tolling, traffic management, and connected vehicle solutions. Darby replaces JB Kendrick, who was appointed the President of Kapsch TrafficCom North America in April 2021.
Darby has built a successful career in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for electronic toll collection and traffic management. He has more than 24 years of experience in senior and leadership roles, with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation and tolling industries. He previously served as Vice President, All-Electronic Tolling Solutions for Kapsch from 2016, and was formerly Vice President of Electronic Tolling Solutions at Schneider Electric. Throughout his career, Darby directed several of the largest and most complex open road tolling (ORT) and all-electronic tolling (AET) projects in the United States, and has overseen technical strategy, technological and software development, and project testing and maintenance.
“I am looking forward to working with Darby in his new role. His comprehensive leadership in the North American tolling industry is a significant asset to Kapsch TrafficCom,” said JB Kendrick, President of Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “His professional relationships, technical expertise, and customer-focused approach will help solidify our future in the American and Canadian markets as a leading provider of toll systems, traffic management, and connected vehicle solutions. Darby will also support inter-department operations throughout the company.”
Darby is a standing member of the Finance Committee for the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Authority (IBTTA) and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is located in Austin, Texas.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.
Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.
As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.