Mr. Hillman has served as Chief Operating Officer and President since December 2013. Prior to joining the Company in 2012, Mr. Hillman served in various executive level capacities during his 25 year career. Most recently, he spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Game Trading Technologies, Inc. (“GMTD”), a publicly-traded company in the consumer electronics industry that he co-founded. Prior to his tenure at GMTD, Mr. Hillman was Vice President of Product Development at InterAct Accessories, Inc. and held various management positions at both Baltimore Gas & Electric and Constellation Energy Group.
Mr. Hillman has an M.S. degree in Finance from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, an M.B.A. degree from the University of Baltimore, and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Rutherford has served as Chief Strategic Officer since December 2013 and, prior to that, as our President and Director of Engineering since July 8, 2008. He has also served as a director of the Company since January 2006. He co-founded Pelican in 1997 and served as its Vice President from 1997 to 2006.
Mr. Rutherford has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in conceiving, developing and building technical solutions for clients in both the corporate and government sectors. For Pelican, Mr. Rutherford was responsible for all aspects of technology evaluation and deployment to meet its clients’ needs for mobile, ruggedized computing solutions. This included locating and assimilating complex solutions from various vendors to ensure a turnkey installation in highly variable models of police and fire vehicles. In addition, Mr. Rutherford launched and continues to develop Pelican’s technical support infrastructure, for which he and his team of engineers have been presented with awards for Outstanding Technical Support by various clients, including the Maryland State Police. Leveraging his extensive mechanical, electronic and computer expertise, Mr. Rutherford has developed a large array of products from concept, including a Mobile Training Center for the Department of Defense and proprietary irrigation control filters to eliminate RF interference from the Annapolis Naval Radio Transmitter Station.
Mr. Rutherford is the recipient of several awards for his innovative technology systems, including the “Comdex Most Innovative” award in 1998.
Mr. Nelson has served as Managing Director since February 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nelson’s eleven years of automated traffic safety enforcement experience including implementing the largest and most successful speed enforcement camera programs in the United States (Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC). Mr.Nelson served as the Director of ATSE for Montgomery County Police Program, where within the first two and a half years of his leadership, the program reduced the incidents of aggressive speeding while acquiring nearly $35M in revenue.
Prior to joining Montgomery County Police, Mr.Nelson worked for Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) as a Senior Program manager responsible for implementation of the nationally recognized Washington, DC speed camera program. Under Mr.Nelson’s oversight, the DC program grossed nearly $27M annually for the city’s traffic safety efforts. Mr.Nelson’s charisma and expertise have afforded him the opportunity to represent the Automated Enforcement industry on key legislative issues. He was instrumental in crafting the automated speed enforcement program in Charlotte, North Carolina and provided legislative testimony for NC, MD and DC governing councils. Mr.Nelson’s experience in legislation along with his congressional testimony has been the essential factor to the adoption of the first speed camera legislation in the State of Maryland (Montgomery County).
Maurice Nelson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia Union College, (MD) and his Project Management certification from George Washington University, (DC).
Mr. Schaeffer is a senior management professional with more than 10 years of experience in leading cross-functional project teams, new operation start up, program and project delivery and client relation development. Expertise areas include Project and Program management, cross functional team leader, estimate, budget and controlling, client relations, operations management, executive presentations, business analysis, human resources and team building, configuration management, training and development, quality assurance, proposal writing.
Mr. Schaeffer served as the Program Manager and main point of contact for many towns and city enforcement program. He currently oversees the implementation and operation of one of the largest speed and red light system programs in Mexico.
Brad Schaeffer received a B.A. in Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania. Brad is certified in Project Management from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and as a Police Traffic Laser/Radar Instructor by The Institute of Police Technology and Management.