Decisiv to expand fleet focus with new business development effort

user-gravatar

Decisiv, provider of a Web-based technology designed to enable more informed and timely decisions critical to maintaining commercial vehicles, announced today, Sept. 4, that Derek Messulam, a member of the Decisiv board of advisers, has joined its team as senior vice president. In his new role, Messulam will lead the company’s efforts to accelerate the expanding use of its Service Management Platform by fleets, service providers and OE truck manufacturers and component suppliers.

“The Decisiv Service Management Platform, currently in use by about one third of the OE dealer community, has recently expanded its feature set to address the needs of small to large fleets,” says Dick Hyatt, president of Glen Allen, Va.-based Decisiv. “Derek Messulam has been helping guide our growth as a member of our board of advisers for the past 12 months. Using his knowledge and experience in this industry, he will build a business development team tasked with continuing the expansion of our dealer and distributor service network and work with fleet operators to bring them onto the platform. We have every confidence that he has the expertise and energy to lead this effort.”

Messulam’s most recent position was at GE Capital Solutions, where as vice president of market development he was responsible for growing GE’s fleet services footprint within the major car rental and truck services markets. He brings more than 15 years of business development experience to Decisiv in industries ranging from transportation to communications and media. Prior to joining GE, he served at British Telecom PLC, Telcordia Technologies (acquired by SAIC) in various senior management roles.

Decisiv says its Service Management Platform provides a bridge for Class 2-8 OE truck and component manufacturers to unlock service and parts information and deliver it to where it is needed most – at the point of service. Decisiv says its fleet-specific functionality delivers reductions in vehicle downtime, makes cost management more effective and improves repair quality.