Industry veteran tapped to lead Canadian business
BURLINGTON, Ontario – April 14, 2016 — PeopleNet® Canada (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced the appointment of Bill Wright to the role of President. Wright currently serves as the National Account Manager for PeopleNet Canada. In this new role, Wright will lead all aspects of the PeopleNet Canada team, including sales, operations, strategy and administration.
“PeopleNet is committed to providing technology solutions to fleets across Canada,” said Brian McLaughlin, President of PeopleNet. “Bill brings the industry experience and strategic thinking needed to ensure that we continue as a leader in supplying the transportation industry with the latest platforms and products.”
Wright is a founding member of PeopleNet Canada and joined PeopleNet in 2001. With more than 20 years in the telematics industry, Wright brings extensive experience in selling to Canadian fleets and has developed business relationships with key decision makers.
“We are entering an exciting time in the transportation industry, with technology evolving faster than ever before,” said Wright. “Our mission is to give customers and their drivers tools that increase efficiencies, improve safety and compliance and make their jobs easier.”
In addition to the appointment of Wright to the role of president, PeopleNet Canada also named Jason Gould as Director of Operations. Since joining PeopleNet in 2007, Gould has held a variety of roles, serving most recently as a regional account manager.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2015 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. PeopleNet’s ConnectedFleet™ was recognized as a 2016 Top 20 Product by Heavy Duty Trucking. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.