MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2015— PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, announced today that Jim Rodi has been appointed as the General Manager of the North American Oil and Gas Services Division.
In this role, Rodi and his dedicated services team are blending the resources of PeopleNet and Trimble sister company GEOTrac to deliver a comprehensive, all-in-one offering for oil and gas customers that will be marketed under the established Trimble brand.
“Trimble is a name trusted by the oil and gas industry. We’re excited to expand our offerings to better serve an unmet need for asset tracking, analytics, navigation and security,” said Rodi. “Our North American Oil and Gas Services Division is bringing together the best Trimble has to offer through an enterprise solution that will enable organizations to efficiently track loads, map oil fields, locate assets or equipment, and record hours of service by combining our solutions into one, comprehensive offering based on a fleet’s needs.”
Rodi has nearly15 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 tenure, and most recently, was at Rand McNally as the senior vice president, where he led its newly formed Mobile Communications group which grew over 400 percent in his three-year tenure and established the company as an important player in the industry.
Rodi is an active member of the trucking industry and serves on the American Trucking Association’s committees for Image and Policy, and Technology and Engineering Policy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, California.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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 aggressively 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 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.