PeopleNet Announces Executive Promotions

May 24, 2012

Mark Botticelli has joined PeopleNet as executive vice president and head of technology, and several company veterans have been promoted to executive-level positions.
Brian McLaughlin was recently named president in place of PeopleNet Founder and CEO Ron Konezny as, who was named general manager of Trimble's expanding Worldwide Transportation and Logistics division. Konezny will remain CEO of PeopleNet.

Botticelli brings 25 years of experience providing technology innovation, strategic leadership and superior product delivery. He is responsible for PeopleNet's North American technology strategy and product delivery across wireless, software, hardware, infrastructure and quality assurance. He previously led the development of several mobile worker-centric and vehicle-centric applications within Trimble's Mobile Resource Management business.

New Senior Sales Vice Presidents Garland Jackson and Mark Kessler are assuming more market management authority and will be collaborating with Jamie Williams, president of PeopleNet Canada, on key operating issues.

Jackson, in addition to leading regional accounts, is adding small markets, sales operations and sales engineering to his gamut and will focus on common processes across the U.S. Prior to joining PeopleNet 12 years ago, he held senior management positions at UPS in ground and air operations, customer service, product and business development, and sales and marketing. He also was heavily involved in the launch and deployment of UPS's first wireless communication service initiative and research development for UPS subsidiary World Wide Logistics.

Kessler will continue to manage the growth of national accounts while overseeing PeopleNet's expansion into Mexico and other strategic markets. Kessler sits on the National Private Truck Council Advisory Board, serves on several committees of the American Trucking Associations and has served on the Truckload Carriers Association's Board of Directors.

Rick Ochsendorf, former operations vice president, is now senior vice president of operations and product management, with added product strategy and management responsibilities. Ochsendorf had nearly 20 years of transportation experience before joining PeopleNet, having spent more than nine years at Berger Transfer and Storage in the accounting, sales and operations, followed by 10 years at Q Carriers leading the operations, maintenance and recruiting. During Ochsendorf's leadership of PeopleNet's operations during the past six years, he developed the Professional Services program to reinforce the company's focus on creating ROI for customers.