PCT hones telematics strategy

North American business, Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT), has hired intermodal industry veteran, Cliff Creech, as business development manager.

In his new position, Creech will primarily guide product and business development efforts for PCT’s intermodal products, including ChassisNet.

Creech’s 20-years’ experience within the intermodal industry, most notably with Norfolk Southern, will provide PCT with insights to ensure that ChassisNet meets the unique needs of intermodal operators for telematics systems that will reduce their overall costs and improve efficiencies.

“Cliff is a thought leader in the intermodal transportation industry who has recognised the tremendous value that telematics systems will bring to fleet maintenance, operations, and commercial managers,” said PCT Managing Director, Bill Ellis.

“While the connected vehicle space is in its infancy, Cliff was an early adopter of technology while serving as the group manager of intermodal maintenance and contracts for Norfolk Southern Railroad; methodically utilising aggregated data in order to drive substantial cost savings and efficiencies.

“His intimate knowledge of the intermodal industry will be key to our success with ChassisNet.”

Creech started with Norfolk Southern in 1998 in its intermodal marketing department and quickly moved into increasingly responsible positions within the intermodal operations area of the company. Immediately prior to joining PCT, he was group manager of intermodal maintenance and contracts. He is a former chairman of IANA’s Maintenance & Repair Committee and an active member of IANA’s Operations Committee and IANA’s Maintenance & Repair Committee. Creech graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, New York, in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and a commission in the US Navy Reserve. He completed his MBA at the College of William & Mary in 2003.

PCT announced in July that it had acquired Fortech Poland – a manufacturer and distributor of 24 volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles in the EU market.

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