Twenty-five years ago, Peter Vieveen was just a man in his garage, hoping that the idea he had spawned might lead to a more secure future for his family. Today, his idea has become the benchmark for work-zone safety standards throughout North America — and Vieveen is enjoying a well-earned retirement.
He may not directly hear or see them, but Dave Stickney fully understands that his arrival at a bridge or intersection is bound to elicit muttered words and the rolling of the eyes. Seeing him begin to set up portable traffic signals can only mean one thing to local residents: Weeks, if not months, of delays for their daily commutes.
North America Traffic Inc. (NAT), portable traffic control systems manufacturer, has announced that its founder, Peter Vieveen, has retired as president of the company. Vieveen has led NAT (formerly RC Flagman) since 1993, when he launched the world's first AFAD (Automated Flagger Assistance Device) from his garage.
North America Traffic's (NAT) newest distributor and service partnership, RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc., based in Chicago, is one of the largest providers of traffic safety and pavement marking services and products in the United States. “We could not be more excited and proud to announce our new partnership with a fellow industry leader,” said Jordan Sherlock, NAT general manager.
Charlotte-based Carolina Traffic Devices Inc. will now offer portable traffic signals from North America Traffic (NAT) to its road-building customers. Chris Mahar, sales manager, announced that his firm has secured its appointment as NAT's authorized dealer for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.