BPW subsidiary Idem Telematics has appointed Jens Zeller to the role of Managing Director, effective 1 January 2017.
According to BPW, Zeller joins the company from Schmitz Cargobull, where he has headed the Central European sales unit since 2012, and previously worked for many years in a variety of units within the commercial vehicle division of Daimler.
Zeller's primary responsibilities will reportedly include communication, sales, product management and support.
Previously in the Managing Director role, now co-Director, Thomas Piller, will focus on the company's commercial activities, development and operations.
The appointment comes as BPW seeks to reinforce Idem Telematics' international sales position in the rapidly expanding telematics market and in the development of intelligent interconnectivity for trucks and trailers.
Michael Pfeiffer, Managing General Partner of BPW, said, “BPW Group is the partner of choice for the commercial vehicle industry as it strives to configure transport processes as simply and efficiently as possible. The integration of loading, transport and delivery procedures continues to offer a lot of potential for forward-looking solutions capable of raising the efficiency of both individual carriers and the entire process chain.
“Through idem telematics we have a leading role to play in this ‘Internet of Transport’, and we are delighted that Jens Zeller is now adding further strength to our leadership team. He will be contributing his many years of international sales and management experience in the commercial vehicle market, as well as valuable telematics expertise.”
Thomas Piller said, “I am very much looking forward to working with Jens Zeller. We will be combining our efforts to build an even better position for idem telematics in the commercial vehicle sector and make the company a more potent force.”
Jens Zeller said, “I recognise enormous potential for the innovative and reliable telematics services of idem telematics. As always, the benefits delivered to customers are the benchmark for progressive development – it’s here that I’ll be focusing my attention as a member of the idem team.”