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.
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.
Mr. Camden is a Senior Research Associate in the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Truck and Bus Safety. He has 13 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to improve organizational performance and transportation safety. Mr. Camden specializes in occupational driver safety with an emphasis on assessing and evaluating behavioral safety programs to improve driver performance, including research on advanced vehicle safety systems, safety culture, driver distraction and fatigue, driver training, and driver impairment. He has been a Principal Investigator or Project Manager on 23 studies totaling over $3.7 million and has made significant contributions to 12 other projects (totaling over $14.6 million). These projects include federally and privately funded research projects from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Academy of Science, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Transport Canada, North American Fatigue Management Program, Clear Roads, National Transportation Research Center, Inc., and National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence. Mr. Camden has over 65 professional presentations and 40 scientific publications and technical reports.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glenn Williams is Vice President, Product Management for Trimble Transportation's Mobility business. In his role, Williams collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to lead the development and enhancement of Trimble's fleet mobility solutions to improve the safety, efficiency and performance of the fleet customers it serves. An industry veteran with nearly 25 years experience, Williams has held a variety of roles within PeopleNet and now Trimble Transportation, including guiding sales, marketing, sales engineering and business development teams. Williams received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University.