PeopleNet Leadership

Executive Team

Brian McLaughlin


McLaughlin joined PeopleNet in 2001, where he began as the Director of Marketing & Product, working his way up to COO, and became President in 2011, where he currently leads the PeopleNet business across North America. In his roles, he has helped to shape industry policy as it pertains to Electronic Logging Devices and other safety initiatives.

He serves the industry in many capacities including key roles within The American Trucking Association Technology and Maintenance Council, The National Private Truck Council, and is also a Board Member of Trucker Buddy International.

Thomas Fansler

Executive Vice President - Product

In his dual role as the PeopleNet Executive Vice President of Product and President of Vusion, Fansler works to align Vusion’s analytics expertise with PeopleNet’s suite of mobile products – driven by a proven track record in sales, marketing and product development for startups and corporate enterprises. His leadership in creative and strategic thinking, operations management, process improvement and risk management has been instrumental in fueling performance, both for PeopleNet and Vusion, and their customers. Fansler is also a member of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

Prior to Vusion, Fansler was cofounder and managing partner at Inter-Tax, Inc., building it into the largest North American fuel tax provider. After selling the company in 2007, he led its integration into Comdata, a leading financial services provider to the transportation industry.

Mark Botticelli

Executive Vice President - Technology

Botticelli is a technology executive with 25 years of experience providing technology innovation, strategic leadership, and superior product delivery. Experienced in implementing software engineering best practices and processes, he has a proven track record of enhancing the productivity and predictability of software development, as well as overseeing the delivery of quality products on-time and on-budget. He is responsible for PeopleNet’s North American technology strategy and product delivery across wireless, software, hardware, infrastructure and quality assurance.

Prior to joining PeopleNet, Botticelli was leading the development of several mobile worker-centric, vehicle-centric solutions within Mobile Resource Management and Environmental Solutions businesses, including being responsible for offshore development centers for Trimble across multiple offices.

Rick Ochsendorf

Executive Vice President - Customer

Ochsendorf is a transportation industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in growing organizations through creativity, accountability, cost control, productivity and team building, having previously held numerous positions at Q Carriers, Berger Transfer, and Storage Allied Van Lines. He is currently responsible for operations and product management across multiple platforms, including product strategy, positioning and marketing, and formed our Professional Services department in 2004 upon seeing a need for our customers to assess their business processes.

Garland Jackson

General Manager, Channel/OEM

Jackson is a transportation technology professional with over 35 years of senior management experience in sales, operations, customer service, product and business development, and marketing. Before joining PeopleNet in 2000, he was with United Parcel Service for 20 years, where he played an instrumental role in the launch and deployment of UPS’s first wireless communication service initiative, On Call Air, and in the research development project for UPS’s subsidiary, World Wide Logistics. Jackson previously held positions with Eaton Corporation’s Transportation Information Services and Descartes Systems Group of Canada as an application consultant. He currently serves on the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Board of Governors.

Mark Kessler

General Manager, Trucking

Kessler is a transportation and logistics professional with over 20 years of experience. After selling a company that he started in college, he joined Randall-Reilly Publishing as an executive overseeing many of their transportation media products. He then co-founded Trucking Co. Magazine (now CCJ), the Overdrive Truck Stop and Travel Guide; Partners in Business, and TCA’s Commercial Carrier University.

Kessler joined PeopleNet in 2000 in charge of sales and business development. He currently serves on the National Private Truck Council’s Advisory Board, Truckload Carriers Association’s Board of Directors, American Trucking Association’s Technology and Engineering Policy Committee, American Trucking Association’s Environmental and Engineering Policy Committee, and TCA’s Membership and Legislative Committees.

Jim Rodi

General Manager, Trimble Oil & Gas Services

Joining PeopleNet in 2014, Rodi came to PeopleNet with 20 years of experience in the transportation and fleet management industry. Previously he held various leadership roles in his 11 years at Qualcomm/OmniTRACS, where he led the sales and customer service teams to record growth during his time there, and most recently, he was at Rand McNally, where he led their newly formed Mobile Communications group, establishing them as an important player in the industry and grew over 400% in his 3-year tenure.

Rodi also serves on the American Trucking Association’s committees for Image and Policy, and Technology and Engineering Policy.

Angela Shue

Angela Shue

General Manager, Cadec PowerVue

Shue’s 25 years of experience in the transportation industry have involved working on growing sales and customer service within organizations, with emphasis on the specialized needs of private and foodservice fleets. Joining PeopleNet in 2015, she is responsible for directing operations for Cadec and providing strategic direction to advance the PowerVue platform. She previously held executive roles at Cadec Global, Xata, Tripmaster, and Transportation Management Systems.

Shue is active within industry associations, and has served on the on the Board of Governors for the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and conference planning committees for both NPTC and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

Randy Boyles

Senior Vice President, Mobile Strategy

Boyles is a technology professional with more than 25 years of management and innovation experience in the airline & transportation industry. Before joining PeopleNet, he orchestrated the integration of PeopleNet, Terion, Geologics and ALK’s Copilot to MTI’s flagship dispatch product. As an entrepreneur, Randy’s company RBSI created the integration enabler now known as PeopleNet Link™ before selling it to PeopleNet and he joined the company in 2004. While at PeopleNet, he has also developed the g3Link, BLULink, and WiVAN Gateway, all of which enable various types of integration among PeopleNet devices and our customers’ systems.

He architects PeopleNet solutions for the FMCSA Wireless Roadside Inspection program and is a member of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Safety Committee, and NPTC Safety Committee Technology Subcommittee.

Louis McAnally

Vice President, Operations

McAnally has provided telematics consulting and account management services to the trucking industry for over 20 years.  He is experienced in mobile communications and fleet management, including customer implementation and systems optimization through the integration of mobile communications with automated applications. He is responsible for ensuring that customer support, professional services, technical operations, and project management perform at exceptionally high levels and deliver ROI and satisfaction to the transportation industry. He is also a CTP (Certified Transportation Professional) from the National Private Truck Council.

Jaime Nielsen

Division Vice President, Talent

Nielsen is a human resources executive with more than 15 years of experience creating and building strong, trusting partnerships with business leaders to acquire, develop and retain talent, motivate employee engagement, promote strong cultures, and drive organizational effectiveness.  Prior to joining PeopleNet in August 2016, Nielsen was leading the Human Resources team for EVINE Live, a publicly-traded, digital retailer that delivers entertainment shopping to millions of homes.