CHICAGO - RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., a leading provider of traffic safety products and services, today announced the appointment of Kathleen (Kathi) Holst to serve in a new role as Senior Vice President.
Holst, who has more than 25 years of industry experience working with trade organizations, vendors and clients, will work directly with the Chief Executive Officer in setting RoadSafe's strategic direction. Holst will have senior-management responsibilities for the development of strategic initiatives to grow the Company through geographic expansion as well as the addition of service and product offerings.
RoadSafe is a privately owned, full-service provider of temporary traffic control and protection and pavement marking services nationwide. The company bids on government work in the heavy highway industry, as well as the private sector. Services include traffic control, barricade rental, sign manufacturing/installation and pavement marking/removal services - all using a state-of-the-art equipment fleet and highly trained personnel.
Holst, who is based in Chicago, has been with RoadSafe and its predecessor company NES Traffic Safety, LP for approximately 23 years, with increasing responsibilities for new market development and business expansion. She is a past chair of the American Traffic Safety Services Association and has been a board member since 1990. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and recently won ARTBA's 2011 Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding leadership and long-term service in the transportation design and construction industry's public or private sectors, with particular focus on innovation and the advancement of other women leaders. In addition, she has served as a board member of the American Traffic Safety Services Foundation. Holst is a graduate of Bradley University.