The MileMaker Team

Peter Espinosa

Chief Executive Officer

As MileMaker’s CEO, Peter is dedicated to propelling the company to new heights of success through strategic initiatives, operational excellence, and a relentless pursuit of innovation. In his role as CEO, Peter sets the strategic direction for MileMaker, overseeing all aspects of operations, financial management, and corporate strategy. He brings a wealth of experience from leading companies that provide advanced, industry-specific technology for more than 20 years, steering those companies through periods of significant growth and expansion. Peter believes the best companies deliver true value through great solutions and individuals who are uniquely genuine, reliable, and fun. Outside of work, Peter serves on the board of several different companies and owns an award-winning brewery out of Decorah, IA. As a sports fanatic, Peter rarely misses a chance to attend a sporting event—no matter the sport. As a foodie, one of the aspects he enjoys most about attending sporting events is the local stadium fare. Peter resides in Edina, MN with his wife, two youngest children, and three dogs.

John McAvoy

VP, Geographic Information Systems

John is an executive and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional with more than 35 years of experience leading spatial data development projects and cartographic teams responsible for Rand McNally’s portfolio of mapping products. Over the last 35 years, he has been instrumental in developing Rand McNally’s “best-in-class” navigation software for commercial vehicles and providing expertise in truck routing. As part of the executive team at MileMaker, John focuses on leading software development and new business development projects, both onshore and internationally. He has a genuine interest in spatial data, digital cartography, telematics, and autonomous vehicles, making him an asset to the MileMaker and Rand McNally teams. When he’s not focused on mapping technology, you can find John playing golf or on family road trips. It is said that John has never met a historical marker he didn’t need to stop and read—much to his family’s chagrin.

Eugene Feld

VP, Engineering

As the VP of Engineering at MileMaker, Eugene oversees all aspects of engineering, from product development to architecture to technology strategy. He brings a wealth of experience from HERE Technologies, where he played a pivotal role in shaping and executing the technical roadmap, resulting in a successful launch of innovative products in automotive and mapping industries. Known for his ability to align technical initiatives with business objectives, Eugene has a track record of leading teams to deliver scalable and reliable solutions. And that’s not all he’s scaling—in his spare time, Eugene enjoys ice and rock climbing, and has scaled notable peaks across the U.S. and Canada. He also enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife and two kids.

John Barrett

Director of Product

As MileMaker’s Director of Product, John is dedicated to driving innovation, enhancing the customer experience, and positioning MileMaker as a leader in the industry. He brings experience in product management and UX (user experience) design from a variety of industries, including field service management, legal technology, and supply chain visibility. His strategic vision and commitment to customer satisfaction make John an invaluable asset in steering the product development efforts at MileMaker. Originally from Rochester, NY, John is a diehard Buffalo sports fan. Currently residing on the west side of Chicago, John spends his free time attending concerts and fly fishing.

Chris Howard

Director of Sales

As the head of sales at MileMaker, Chris plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s sales vision and executing comprehensive sales strategies. With extensive experience in the commercial transportation industry, Chris possesses and in-depth understanding of the unique requirements of businesses operating within this sector. His insights and dedication have been instrumental in driving advancements within MileMaker’s product portfolio. An avid Chicago sports fan, Chris enjoys spending his free time commiserating with family and friends over the Chicago Bears.

Isaac Salvadori-Black

Director of Partnerships

As MileMaker’s Director of Partnerships, Isaac is committed to expanding the company’s current network, driving innovation through collaborative initiatives, and ultimately contributing to MileMaker’s overall success. Having spent nearly a decade working for Rand McNally, Isaac has worn many hats, gaining experience in a variety of roles including technical support, technical engineering, field representative, account management, and national growth account executive. His experience in the transportation industry paired with a love for all things vehicular provides Isaac with an in-depth understanding of the unique demands of companies and individuals within the industry. Outside of work, Isaac resides in Chicago and spends his free time racing his car or enjoying quality time with family and friends.

Kailey McGuire

Marketing Director

A results-oriented marketing strategist with a passion for driving brand success, Kailey serves as the Marketing Director at MileMaker. Known for her ability to blend creativity with analytical insights, Kailey has a track record of driving measurable results. With more than six years working within the Rand McNally realm, Kailey enjoys implementing creative marketing campaigns that resonate with the transportation industry. Prior to her tenure at Rand McNally, she cultivated her marketing skillset at several digital marketing agencies, covering a wide range of industries from healthcare to electronics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Illinois State University. Growing up, Kailey immersed herself in many different creative outlets, including dancing, creative writing competitions, and making (and selling!) jewelry and other novelty items. Outside of work, her two little ones keep her plenty busy, but when she’s able to, she enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband or girlfriends, cooking a new recipe, and cuddling on the couch catching up on the latest Bravo TV episode with a glass of cabernet in hand.

Bindal Shah

Sales Operations Manager

As the Sales Operations Manager at MileMaker, Bindal assists with maintaining and expanding relationships with our existing clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with a Minor in Marketing, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. With several leadership positions under her belt, Bindal has experience in a myriad of industries, including food and beverage, hospitality, financial, and operations. She continues to improve strong cash flows and enjoys discovering novel efficiencies, as well as implementing thoughtful strategies here at MileMaker. Outside of work, Bindal is a travel-, cooking-, dining-, and dog-enthusiast. She always has a trip planned—just ask her where she’s traveling next. The team can count on Bindal for traveling, cooking, and restaurant recommendations and advice, and looks forward to hearing of Bubba’s (her beloved Chihuahua) latest shenanigans.

Patrick Kelly

Commercial Transportation Data Manager

As a proven leader, Patrick manages a team of GIS professionals who maintain trucking data for various products within the Rand McNally realm. With more than 25 years of trucking data and truck routing expertise, Patrick has transformed multiple truck routing engines into best-of-class standards, while utilizing over 100 truck restrictions and designated truck attributes within the North American road network. Starting out as a Data Specialist at Rand McNally, he maintained the GIS group, where—in addition to MileMaker and Intelliroute updates—he was responsible for updating the Rand McNally Road Atlas suite of products, including the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, and maintaining the data and routing for RV and truck navigational devices. Patrick grew up in the northwestern suburb of Palatine and is a Northern Illinois University alum, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. During the NIU football season, you’ll likely find Patrick at a home game. He’s also a huge Chicago Cubs fan and has recently taken up golf, enjoying a few rounds with his son. Each summer, Patrick, his wife, and two children can be found soaking up the sun on a beach in Hilton Head Island.

Richard Wanzo

Senior GIS Analyst

As a Senior GIS Analyst at MileMaker, Richard is responsible for establishing and maintaining data integrity of GIS data from a variety of sources to be used as content for multiple platforms within the Rand McNally realm, including GPS devices, web content, and printed materials. He is also responsible for researching and editing spatial and tabular data, performing quality assurance and quality control procedures, following various project-specific guidelines that include using customized GIS software platforms. Joining Rand McNally in 1995 as a Cartographic Compiler for the World Digital Database, Richard has spent the last 28 years in a variety of leadership positions including overseeing Road Atlas research, Road Construction Data, Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas research and updates, and Toll Data research and updates. Richard grew up in Southern Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Illinois State University. Before his tenure at Rand McNally and MileMaker, Richard was an on-site radio personality and news and sports broadcaster for WILY/WRXX radio. Currently residing in Chicago with his wife, son, and daughter, Richard is active in the community and has served on school and park district boards, as well as coached baseball and basketball. In his spare time, Richard enjoys sports, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his family and their busy activity schedules.

Marc Kugel

GIS Analyst

As GIS  Analyst, Marc is responsible for creating and updating truck-specific attributes for MileMaker’s road network data. Marc began working for Rand McNally in 1998 as a Digital Cartographer, responsible for street-level  mapping for the then local travel team. He is a graduate of San Diego State  University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. When he’s not working, you’ll find Marc travelling and playing board games.

Louis London

Software Engineer

Joining Rand McNally in 1989, Louis has gained forty years of software engineering and data processing experience with transportation-related software. Prior to that, he received a Computer Science degree from the University of Massachusetts. Louis has been instrumental in the development of Rand McNally’s current and past products, including MileMaker and the software used in Rand McNally’s truck and RV navigational devices. In addition to software development, Louis often assists Customer Support and QA teams. Outside of work, you’ll find Louis watching science fiction TV shows or movies and traveling to Hilton Head, SC each summer.

Matt Vachlon

Customer Support Engineer

As the Customer Support Engineer, Matt is responsible for providing quick solutions and creating the best customer experience possible for MileMaker’s customer base. Matt joined the MileMaker team in June of 2023 after spending 10+ years working at HERE Technologies, where he led a team tasked with managing and troubleshooting time-sensitive traffic data and delivering on KPIs used to renew and win new contracts. The experience has taught him that to be an industry differentiator, you can’t just aim to meet customer needs—you must exceed them! Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at Butler University, where he covered future NBA Head Coach, Brad Stevens, and future NBA star, Gordon Hayward. He credits the communication skills he cultivated in journalism for his ability to learn quickly and communicate complex solutions to customers. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, following Chicago sports, and watching a good thunderstorm.