Rand McNally announced that Jim Rodi has joined the company as senior vice president of mobile communications. Rodi, who spent the past 11 years at Qualcomm, will be responsible for driving sales and business development for Rand McNally’s TruckPC line of products.
TruckPC is the first line of products launched as part of the joint-development agreement with DriverTech and Rand McNally, announced in October 2010. TruckPC is a fully compliant electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) that automatically tracks and manages hours of service to enable companies to meet new Compliance Safety Accountability requirements.
“Rand McNally is committed to being a significant player in the EOBR space, investing significant R&D dollars to enhance the core Truck PC platform and future products,” says Dave Muscatel, chief executive officer of Rand McNally. “Having someone of Jim’s caliber join our team is great validation of our product and strategy. We are looking forward to Jim driving our mobile communications initiatives forward.”
Rodi, who most recently served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Qualcomm’s FleetRisk Advisors, begins his role at Rand McNally immediately. He is joining the Rand McNally team at the Truckload Carriers’ Association annual convention currently ongoing in San Diego.