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Zack Taylor

Zachary Taylor is the Chief Technology Officer for Semaphore Software. Zachary founded Semaphore Software while working as a Systems Integration Manager on a green-field commuter rail project in Denver. Zachary has served in construction, maintenance, and engineering roles for various companies over his career. Zachary is certified as a Professional Engineer (Electrical) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado. He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and sits on AREMA Committees 35 and 37.

My Story

After seeing a gap in the market that offered the opportunity to reduce signal system downtime, save money, and rapidly accelerate learning, I decided to create the signal troubleshooting software that is now Signal Scout.

With a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I have worked in the signal and train control world in numerous roles from front-line field supervision of construction and maintenance forces on freight and commuter railways, to project design, engineering, testing, and system integration, seeing many and varied aspects of what the signal world has to offer. This unique perspective, as well as a drive and desire to improve myself and help improve those around me, led me to found Semaphore Software and work on my passion project.

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Joanneke ( Jo) Matser

Jo Matser is the Sales and Marketing Director of Semaphore Software. After a career as Marriage and Family Therapist, she decided it was time for a change. Her Master's Degree in Therapy came in good use when she switched to the marketing and sales world. First working part-time while her kids were still young, she now finds that she has endless marketing ideas to put in place to make sure that Signal Scout gets in the hands of the people who need it most!