October 28-30, 2019 // M Resort Spa Casino Hotel (Las Vegas Area)
Phil Moser serves as Associate Director of Global Driver Safety for Syneos Health. Prior to joining Syneos Health, Moser served as Vice President of Advanced Driver Training Services where he assisted numerous organizations with creating robust and successful driver safety initiatives. Moser also worked as a police officer in a suburban Philadelphia police department. Certified in various courts in the field of motor vehicle accident reconstruction, Moser has investigated approximately 3,500 vehicle crashes and has completed numerous driving-related training programs, including Forensic Accident Reconstruction, Advanced Accident Reconstruction, Homicide by Motor Vehicle Prosecution, DWI/DUI Enforcement, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Moser lectures regularly on driver safety issues and has been featured as a driver safety expert on broadcast programs, including Good Day Philadelphia (Fox-29) and CBS affiliate KYW-TV.
Mike Ahart joined Omnitracs, LLC as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in February of this year after spending nearly twenty years in trucking operations, most recently working as an executive for a large private carrier. As Vice President of Transportation he took responsibility for centralizing fleet operations consisting of nearly 6,500 drivers. Starting with safety, he established processes and policies to ensure fleet operations were compliant with regulations and drivers were being coached in the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles. He introduced technologies such as AOBRDs, collision mitigation and onboard digital cameras to support the safety culture that had developed. He serves as Chairman for the TMC's ELD and Connected Vehicle Task Forces.
Rachel Bell leads product strategy for bringing new, innovative analytic solutions to market in areas such as telematics and healthcare. Her team develops broad-based scoring solutions for distribution through data partners, custom analytic models for individual clients, and assists in adoption of new solutions through analytic consulting services. With more than 20 years’ experience at FICO, Rachel has developed and delivered scoring solutions for driving safety, credit risk, fraud, marketing, credit capacity, economic impact and stress testing to address regulatory capital allocation requirements.
David Blackwell is the Fleet-Safe Product Manager for Coretex. He has over 15 years of experience in the telematics industry and specializes in ELD and integration for enterprise level fleets. Past projects managed by David include the FMCSA U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program in 2014 and the development of Coretex ELD in 2017. Prior to coming to Coretex, David was the National Accounts Manager and Integration Coordinator for Teletrac-Navman. David is based out of East Tennessee.
Kristofer Bush serves as Vice President, Product Management for LeasePlan USA and has been with the organization for more than 20 years. This role works between the clients, product owners, business owners, and development teams to ensure LeasePlan is a product-driven organization. His team is responsible for the management of current products such as Safety and Connected Vehicles, as well as new products. His team is also responsible for tools such as the MyLeasePlan driver app which can include Elle, the driver’s personal virtual assistant.
Mr. Camden has 14 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs related to transportation safety and organizational improvement. He specializes in occupational driver safety with an emphasis on evaluating behavioral safety programs to improve driver performance, which includes research on advanced vehicle safety systems, safety culture, driver distraction and fatigue, driver training, and driver impairment. He has been the PI/Co-PI or Project Manager on 24 projects totaling over $3.8 million and has made significant contributions to numerous other projects totaling over $14.6 million. Mr. Camden has over 65 professional presentations and over 35 scientific publications and technical reports.
With over two decades of Silicon Valley experience, Ted is recognized as a leader in building strategic partnerships for technology companies. Before co-founding LifeSaver Mobile in 2013, Ted was VP Strategic Partnerships at YouSendIt, accelerating the business through the growth of its partner ecosystem. Prior to that, Ted was a business development leader at Yahoo!, Netcentives and AOL/Netscape. Ted has a B.S. from The Wharton School and J.D. from U.Penn Law School, and is the co-author of 4 issued US patents.
Chris leads the team of Fleet Zone Managers who serve as Liaisons for Ford's largest fleets in 15 Western States. His teams focus on early recognition and resolution of technical concerns. They work closely with Ford Engineering to minimize fleet downtime. Chris helped develop the Ford STST Technician Training Program and is a subject matter expert on Ford Training, Scan Tools, Ford Fleet Care (Centralized Billing) and Ford part incentives. He and his team have been very engaged as fleets have moved to Bio-Diesel, CNG, E-85, R-99 and other alternative fuels and encountered challenges. As we see more electrification and autonomous features from Ford his team will work very closely with fleets as this technology evolves.
Ken Evans is the founder of Konexial, the makers of the My20 ELD. The parent company, Konexial, is a technology provider of real-time fleet management and hours-of-service compliance for truck carriers of all sizes. Prior to founding Konexial, Evans spent 25 years managing logistics for F500 companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.
Kevin Fisher, MBA, CAFM, CTP, Senior Consultant with Mercury. He has more than 30 years of fleet management, information technology, and DOT compliance. Prior to joining Mercury he was National Accounts Fleet Leasing Sales Manager for Volvo Trucks North America. Prior to Volvo, Kevin was Vice President, Strategic Fleet Operations Aramark. He led a team supporting 10 businesses across Aramark, providing asset procurement, management, and operational support for more than 10,000 vehicles.
Kevin is a past nominee for Fleet Executive of the Year in 2013, 2014 and NAFA Fleet Management Association Flexy Award for Sustainability 2013. His credentials include, Lifetime Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (NAFA), Certified Transportation Professional (NPTC), Certified Transportation Broker (TIA).
As a Fleet Consulting Manager, Tim uses Wheels’ Results+ performance management methodology to deliver strategic support for his clients. He is responsible for working with clients to develop business plans that deliver significant process improvements and ongoing cost savings. Tim works with his clients to establish and review policies, evaluate performance trends, and proactively identify opportunities for success. His consultative support is focused on helping clients achieve a best-in-class, cost-effective, and optimally-run fleet. Tim has over 15 years of strategic account management experience including 5 years at the Hertz Corporation calling on Fleet Management Companies and Fortune 500 B2B clients. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Augustana College.
Brad Jacobs serves as the Director of Strategic Consulting at Merchants Fleet and has been with the company since 2012. Brad partners with clients to identify long and short-term cost savings and policy opportunities through customized lifecycle management, analysis, technology and benchmarking. He is also responsible for project management efforts for many of the company’s strategic initiatives. Brad came to Merchants with over 10 years of fleet management experience, most recently at Donlen Corporation. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Gary launched his career in FL driving for various trucking companies. This led to purchasing his own vehicles and brokering runs from FL to NY. After selling his fleet, Gary returned to beverages in Charlotte NC. Opportunities arose to manage fleets in stationaries, food service and office products. Currently Gary is the Driver Compliance Manager for Aaron’s Inc. Responsible for the DQ and safety of 7500+ drivers in 1200+ locations across the US and Canada. Gary is a Smith System Certified trainer since 2011. Married for 22 years with 5 sons, Gary likes to coach, travel and DJ.
Brian McCoy is the Vice President of Business Development at MiX Telematics North America. His main focus for the past thirteen years at MiX has been to educate and provide driver behavior modification and electronic logging solutions for land transport safety. As a subject matter expert, Brian speaks at many industry trade shows throughout the world, and has become very familiar with the multitude of different driver monitoring devices available. He holds a BA in Finance from The University of North Texas, and an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Rob has nearly two decades in the automotive industry, including 12 years with General Motors. His experience includes sales to fleet customers and fleet management companies. In his current role at Geotab, he is responsible for developing data partnerships with connected car businesses, including OEMs, EV makers, car/rideshare companies and others. Geotab currently has 1.7 million connected vehicles on its platform.
Jim has been associated with eDrivingSM for almost 20 years as a customer, a consultant and as a team member. His 40+ years in transportation encompass leadership positions in fleet operations management, logistics management, advocacy, driver safety and global risk management. As lead Risk Engineer for eDriving he works to find innovative ways of harnessing the power of Mentor by eDriving’s “Big Data” to produce actionable and easy-to-understand insights aimed at reducing our customers’ risk profiles. Jim works with eDriving partners to provide industry-leading, holistic risk scoring that is rapidly becoming the standard for effectively assessing driver risk. Jim pioneered eDriving’s unique 1-on-1 Professional Coaching program designed to help drivers gain defensive driving insights from after-action coaching. When he is not helping eDriving customers reduce fleet risk, Jim can be found on a stream or river in his beloved Rocky Mountains with a fly rod in his hand.
David J. (Dave) Osiecki is the President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC (STC) and personally delivers the training and advisory service offerings of STC. He began his 30-year transportation career in 1986 as a motor carrier safety auditor in the field for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (OMC).** He spent several years building his trucking and regulatory expertise in program, policy and regulatory development positions for OMC in Washington, DC. He left federal service in 1995 and spent the last 20 years at the American Trucking Associations in Washington working on behalf of the trucking industry in policy, regulatory and advocacy-related positions. Mr. Osiecki rose to the Executive Vice President & Chief of National Advocacy for ATA, and has represented the industry before State legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and in the national media, including appearances on national network news programs. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Osiecki has also been a regular speaker and commentator before transportation and trucking industry groups. ** OMC was the predecessor agency of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which was established by Congress in the year 2000.
A truck driver and owner-operator for 20 years before becoming a trucking journalist, Jim maintains his CDL and brings a real-world perspective to Test Drives, as well as to features about equipment spec’ing and trends, maintenance and drivers. His monthly Tires & Wheels articles have been widely praised in the industry.
A 27 year professional, Jim Perkins currently serves as Marketing Manager North America at Shell Fleet Solutions. He joined Shell in 1992 and has held a broad range of sales, marketing and operational roles in their Retail Fuels, Jiffy Lube and Fleet Solutions businesses. This has given him a broad experience in how deep the safety culture is at Shell. After growing up in Syracuse, New York, Jim earned a Batchelor's Degree n Marketing at Florida State University.
Jim has worked in the Finance Department at Fujifilm for 23 years. Their fleet was assigned to him in 2010. At that time the fleet policy was out dated and there was no comprehensive safety program. Since that time, Fujifilm has implemented a new updated policy, and initiated a safety program which has already been updated. With the help of their FMC, LeasePlan, Fujifilm's accident rate has decreased significantly since the start of the program. We look forward to continuing this trend.
Realizing the need for a disruptive, simplified solution that can engage drivers and make fleets safer, Ananth Rani gathered a team of seasoned SaaS and automotive electronic experts to incorporate Azuga in 2012. As CEO and co-founder of Azuga, Rani created the vision for the company to disrupt the GPS tracking industry with a connected vehicle platform that meets the demands of fleets, commercial insurance companies and government sponsored road usage charging (RUC) programs. He was previously the cofounder of Xora, (acquired by Click Software, now part of Salesforce), a leading player in mobile workforce management.
Scott Rood, MBA, CAFM recently joined Mercury as a Senior Consultant. He spent 22 years in the US Air Force, starting as a mechanic and retiring as the fleet maintenance manager for Holman AFB where he managed a work force of civilian and military personnel, including 90 maintenance technicians, and a $35 million annual operating budget. He subsequently held fleet management positions with the State of Washington and, Clark County, WA Utilities, and Clark County, WA Public Works Department. Mr. Rood has served as the President of the Public Fleet Manager’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
Eli joined Donlen in 2018 to oversee the product development and operations of telematics and safety solutions. By leveraging data to drive insights and turning those insights into action, Eli has successfully scaled product operations that resulted in increased customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Donlen, Eli lead a team of more than 400 customer service and product support specialists in the digital space.
As Vice President of Risk Services, John will leverage his knowledge and experience in safety strategy, safety culture, risk assessment, and DOT compliance. He joined the team in 2018 with over 20 years of experience working for the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Seidl is a US Army Veteran and earned a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is married with three children.
Lukas Shaw is an Account Manager and Regulatory expert for CleanFleet, a Best-In-Class TPA with the experience, training, staff, and certifications/accreditations needed to handle company Drug Testing Programs for the transportation and other industries nationwide.
Jon So is the Director of Marketing at Nauto, and brings global enterprise solutions experience from various verticals including energy and utilities, logistics and distribution, and consumer and industrial products. Prior to Nauto, Jon led product marketing at enterprise software companies, Optoro and Opower (acquired by Oracle), and also advised Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant while working in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. He is based in Nauto's Palo Alto, CA office and resides in San Francisco, CA.
As a Senior Product Manager, Sara optimizes Wheels products and services to ensure continued client satisfaction. She also provides support to various departments with her exceptional product knowledge and technical expertise.
Sara has worked in various roles since joining Wheels in 2006 including Driver Services, Client Services, Integration Services, Client Analytics, and Product Management. Her diverse experience has provided Sara with the knowledge and expertise needed in her current Product Management role. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Ralf Wessel joined AGCO as fleet manager for North America in 2006 with a total of about 350 vehicles in Duluth, Georgia. In 2008 he was appointed as global fleet manager and implemented a global fleet strategy across all AGCO’s regions - authoring common structured fleet policies, created a global fleet procurement program and established global reporting guidelines for total fleet of about 2,800 units. In 2014 his unique work experience enabled his promotion to manager global security, global fleet and corporate facility standards where he still manages AGCO global fleet, but he continues to expand his expertise to include global security and global facilities.