PeopleNet Appoints Jim Rodi to Lead New Transportation Group

Industry veteran to guide continued growth in key verticals

MINNEAPOLIS —February 6, 2017 — PeopleNet® (, a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced the promotion of Jim Rodi to Executive Vice President and General Manager of the newly formed Transportation group.

In his new role, Rodi will lead efforts to deliver customer innovation and value, while continuing to integrate several vertical segments across PeopleNet and Trimble, including: PeopleNet Truck (Aftermarket) Solutions, Trimble Construction Logistics, Trimble Oil & Gas Services and Trimble Final-Mile Solutions.

“With the rapid evolution of technology, it is imperative that we continue to provide our customers with an innovative set of fleet management solutions,” said Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet. “Jim’s leadership and long-time dedication to the transportation industry will enable us to address the needs of an increasingly diverse marketplace.”

A 20-year veteran of the transportation and fleet management industry, Rodi joined PeopleNet in 2014. He previously held leadership roles in both sales and customer service at Qualcomm and at Rand McNally, where he led their Mobile Communications group.

“The focus of the new Transportation group is to reemphasize our market-driven approach to the solutions we develop,” said Rodi. “I am excited to lead our efforts to help customers increase efficiencies and improve the safety and compliance of their entire fleet.”

In addition to the creation of the Transportation group, Mark Kessler will move to a new role, Chief Strategy Officer, focused on longer term growth strategies and initiatives. Garland Jackson will continue as General Manager of PeopleNet’s OEM/Channels group to drive preference and demand for PeopleNet and Trimble products as factory-installed options.

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About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit or call (888) 346-3486.

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