The mission of Diverging Approach, Inc. is to build long term relationships with our clients through our organization’s performance. We believe that sustainable business relationships are built on actions, not words. It is ingrained within DAI’s staff that quality and safety are the ultimate goals above and beyond profitability. While profit margin and market share are objectives of any business, DAI believes that the greatest profit is made through long-term satisfied customers.
DAI is comprised of some of the most talented signal engineers and technicians in the industry. To reduce highway grade crossing accidents, the organization has added services that include on-site training for maintainers and supervisors. While many railroads are not liable for the accidents, there are preventable accidents as a result of inadequate trained maintenance personnel. DAI has developed an on-site maintenance training program that is competitive with convention school costs. DAI is also a pioneer in the train safety field. As a company, we are providing training resources for field technicians and maintainers, to make sure that all maintainers, regardless of who employs them, have access to proper testing procedures, to lower the chances of signal failures.
DAI was founded by Joseph Stanko and J. Allan Nicholls in 2010. Both men have an extensive background in business and engineering in the railroad industry. DAI is a certified small business.
One of DAI’s founding partners was sponsored to the United States from Australia to the development and roll out of the original Electrologics. His work on the microprocessor became one of the first microprocessor based interlockings. His work entailed training all major Class I Railroads in programming software as well as creating operational, troubleshooting and maintenance manuals for the roll out product. He is one of the original contributors to the development of the wayside microprocessor.
DAI personnel have experience utilizing Alstom’s latest release of the iVPI in mass transit systems. DAI has spent over 2 years reviewing application logic and development of iVPI software on a large transit project, application development included the removal of large relay rooms through converting operations into a microprocessor from traditional relays. Additional experience includes writing software applications for Chicago area shared asset lines between mass transit and freight properties.
DAI’s top software personnel were previous employed with an organization specialized in the utilization of the Microlok applications. Karsten Grover, DAI’s Vice President, has personally design and written over 50 applications utilizing Ansaldo’s microprocessor. Some of his projects include Northstar Project — a commuter line upgrade project that involved updating 15 separate control points/intermediates with split box MKII applications. These locations were connected using MKII Peer remote links and NV Peer remote links for HD circuits between locations, and connected to the office via Genesis remote ports.