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Rick Warner

CEO, TruckSmartParkingServices, Inc.

MSU Innvation Center staff environmental portraitsRick Warner is chief executive officer of TruckSmartParkingServices, Inc., a company providing real-time availability of parking along nation-wide transportation corridors to increase logistical productivity. He is a founder and veteran innovator of usable technology in the transportation industry, drawing on extensive knowledge from multiple industries and leadership roles over 25 years.

Successfully operating as an entrepreneur in both established corporate environments and lean start-up environments, Warner has aided the launch of new types of aircraft, new Class 8 trucks, high performance cars, user-friendly software, and renewable energy turbines. He was named a 2000 ComputerWorld Smithsonian Laureate for his efforts, along with colleagues at Action Engine, in developing a consumer-oriented mobile-services platform.

Warner has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.