Management Team

Management Team

Dave Meirick | Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Dave brings more than 35 years of traffic safety experience to the stewardship of the Company.  His hands-on, operationally focused leadership style has helped the Company grow into the nation’s largest provider of traffic safety and pavement markings services.  Once the owner of his own Iowa based traffic control company, Dave still takes an active role in ensuring the highest levels of quality, safety, and customer service in all of the Company’s operations.   Dave holds a B.A. in Management from Luther College.

Joe Scarano | President
Joe joined RoadSafe in 2018 with over 30 years of industrial and infrastructure experience and has built and led operational, finance and technology teams and strategies. Stressing the values of quality, integrity and efficiency, Joe and his teams have increased value by improving data-driven communication to drive improvement. He has also led a variety of merger, acquisition and capital market transactions, including public offerings, private equity sales, a company start-up and an IPO. Joe is a graduate of Texas A&M University with B.B.A. degrees in Finance and Accounting.

Ron Kruczynski | Chief Financial Officer
Ron joined RoadSafe in 2021 and brings with him nearly 30 years of financial leadership experience from a diverse set of complex industries, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, construction and media.   He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Servv International, one of the first fair trade organizations in the world and which supports efforts to provide employment and fair wage opportunities to local artists around the world.  Ron is a Certified Public Accountant and attended Augustana College where he received his BS in Accounting and Finance and later received his MBA from DePaul University.

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Louis Angerame | Chief Information Officer
Louis is an innovative information technology leader with over 20 years in diverse roles as CIO, Founder and CTO of cloud-based services, Director of Professional Services for a market leading construction software company and most recently, RoadSafe’s Director of Business Process Management. As a creative problem solver and strategist, Louis’s expertise includes business and organizational process improvement, software development, change management and deployment of large-scale ERP Systems. He is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science.

Brendan Kissane | Chief Development Officer
Brendan’s extensive experience in restructuring, performing due diligence reviews and business plan viability assessments for private equity groups, hedge funds and senior secured lenders led him to such roles as Independent Committee Member, Interim President, CFO and CRO in numerous industries.  His expertise has been instrumental in RoadSafe’s successes for nearly a decade.  As RoadSafe’s Chief Development Officer, Brendan provides leadership and oversight to the Company’s business growth processes and the business development department. Brendan is a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Christa Bertolini | Chief People Officer
Christa joined RoadSafe in 2022 with 20 years of human resources experience and has built and led high-performing HR teams and strategies. Focusing on the values of integrity, efficiency, and collaboration, Christa and her teams have improved the employee experience by using technology, wellness communication, and investment in training at all levels. She has also led a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, inclusive of organizational design and leader of change management efforts.  A senior executive with expertise in retail and healthcare where she started her career in retail operations progressing into Human Resources. In addition, Christa has held the head of HR role at WellNow Urgent Care as the Senior Vice President. Christa is a graduate of Lewis University with a Bachelor of Science focused in Business Administration. She is a runner, a fan of watching her girls play competitive soccer, and enjoys reading. She and her husband, Michael, who is also a Lewis University graduate, reside in Naperville, Illinois.

Maggie Bennett | Vice President and General Counsel
As Vice President and General Counsel, Maggie oversees RoadSafe’s legal, risk and human relations departments. She joined RoadSafe in 2011 after a decade in private practice in the Chicagoland area where she represented clients in complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.  Maggie received a B.A. in Communication from Boston University, an M.A. in Communication from Drake University, and her Juris Doctorate from Drake University.

Doug Nury | Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Doug has over 25 years of expertise in traffic control maintenance and protection services and distribution of traffic equipment. He previously served as Vice President of Circle R Safety, a Partner at D&D Leasing, LLC, a traffic control equipment rental company which was sold to RoadSafe in 2017. Doug earned his B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Paul Di Martino | Vice President, Industrial Services Group
RoadSafe has capitalized on Paul’s nearly 30 years in the traffic control and road striping industry by putting him in front of the Industrial Services Group, the fastest growing division of RoadSafe.  Paul’s commitment to safety and customer service has led RoadSafe to be the preferred provider to many of the Nation’s largest railroad and utility customers.  Paul has a B.A. in Accounting from Merrimack College.

Shady Hajjar | Vice President, Midwest & South East District
When Shady joined RoadSafe in 2013, he brought with him nearly a decade of experience working for some of the largest heavy highway contractors in the Midwest.  Shady oversees traffic control and pavement marking operations in multiple states that serve heavy highway contractors and support RoadSafe’s Highway Services Group.  Shady is a past president of the Illinois ATSSA Chapter and is a board member on multiple construction associations.  He received a degree in Structural Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Illinois and received his Executive MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Jay Tisdall | Vice President, South & West District
Being born into the industry, Jay is RoadSafe’s leader for pavement marking operations.  His 40 years of experience ensures the quality delivery of thousands of miles of pavement marking applications a year throughout the western half of the Nation.  Jays’ expertise is paramount to RoadSafe’s selection and utilization of the most cutting edge equipment and materials.  Jay is true industry leader and serves a member of ATSSA’s Pavement Marking Committee.  Jay has a BA in Management from Western State College.

John Demopoulos | Director of Human Relations
John is an HR Business Partner who brings vision, strategic focus, excitement, and mature judgment gained through a career guiding both leaders and employees through changing and challenging times. He has more than 25 years of HR experience to call on but is always looking for new solutions to new opportunities. He has overseen HR internationally in Europe, Central America, and Canada.  John has a BA from the University of New Hampshire.


Bill Cole | Vice President, Safety & Health
When Bill joined RoadSafe, he brought with him over 25 years of safety leadership experience. Bill spent many years in operations for a major waste management company before taking on the responsibility for their entire safety enterprise. Bill leveraged this experience into the oil and gas industry where he led operational and safety excellence programs. Bill’s important responsibilities at RoadSafe include not only the safety of our employees, but to continue to provide safe work zones for our customers and the traveling public to which we serve. Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.