Danish tracking and telematics company Trackunit has announced a number of new appointments and management changes.
The most significant is the appointment is the recruitment of Jeff Cohen as president of the company’s North American business. He joins the company from Telogis (now Verizon Telematics), where he was vice president responsible for the global Off-Highway Vehicle division. Prior to that he was chief executive of tracking and telematics company Intergis for two and a half years.
He began his career in 1999 as a sales executive with sports sponsorship agency Octagon, in 2001 he moved to Eureka Networks as regional sales manager. Four years later he as appointed as an associate at investment firm Columbus Nova, taking up his role at Intergis in 2008.
Trackunit chief executive Jorgen Raguse said: “Jeff’s past role and successful exits, combined with his industry leadership and experience in our target market is the ideal fit. He knows and understands our customers and has already been instrumental in executing two new OEM partnerships in a very short period of time. Our target market is less than 10 percent penetrated with telematics, and even less when focusing on the operator and their mobile work. Jeff is working closely with us to expand that message globally, and his experience specifically in this marketplace will allow us to leverage our leading position in Europe within North America.”
Cohen added: “The industrial IoT space is unique in its requirements, and Trackunit has done a terrific job focusing on the customer now with an eye towards the future. It is incredible to see a company so actively engaged in solving the right problems for multiple machine asset classes. I look forward to driving this initiative forward and going further down the asset value stack to things like tools, parts, etc.”
In other changes chief technology officer Soeren Brogaard Jensen moves to a new role as chief commercial officer. He has worked with Trackunit since August 2016, having joined the company following six years with Schneider Electric/APC as vice president of software and managed services. Prior to that he spent five and a half years with APC working on enterprise software.
Mikkel Dalgas takes over the chief technology officer role and joins the senior management team. He joined Trackunit in November as vice president product management and professional services, he joined the company following 16 years with Schneider Electric, most recently as product development director. Prior to that he was with APC for four and half years, having started out as a web developer with FIU.
Trackunit is headquartered in Denmark with subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, France, Holland, Germany, the UK and USA. It recently signed a major deal with Skyjack to power its new Elevate telematics and diagnostics system.