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Thomas Fansler to lead Trimble Transportation Mobility

Thomas Fansler

Thomas Fansler will assume the role following the departure of Brian McLaughlin.

Trimble Transportation Mobility announced several leadership appointments that it says provide better alignment for future expansion across the globe.

Thomas Fansler, formerly the president of Trimble Transportation Analytics, will become president of Transportation Mobility. Fansler steps into the role following the departure of Brian McLaughlin who accepted a leadership position at an organization outside the transportation industry.

Fansler previously served as president of Trimble Transportation Analytics. In his new role, Fansler will lead the global Transportation Mobility division, which includes PeopleNet, Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), Trimble Oil & Gas Services, Trimble Final Mile Mobility, TMSI, Trimble Transport & Logistics in Europe, and several other mobile startup initiatives.

Others appointed to new leadership positions are Jim Rodi, the new general manager of the division’s Global Markets, which include the OEM/Channels and Video Intelligence segments, as well as Trimble Mobility Solutions India (TMSI).

Bryan Coyne was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America. Both Rodi and Coyne previously held executive leadership positions within the division and will report directly to Fansler in their new roles.

“As we expand our global footprint, these moves help to increase our focus on growth and operational efficiency,” said Fansler. “Jim and Bryan have made significant strides the last few years to deliver solutions that improve safety and efficiency for all of our customers. I am excited about the journey ahead as we explore new opportunities for growth and development.”

As a member of the Trimble executive leadership team, Fansler will report directly to Steven Berglund, president and chief executive officer of Trimble.

“The continued evolution of technology is rapidly changing all aspects of the transportation industry – connecting trucks, drivers and assets more efficiently than ever before,” said Fansler. “I am excited to lead our global efforts to extend our analytics, data and mobility solutions to help fleets become better, safer and greener.”

Fansler is a long-time member of the Transportation Mobility leadership team and has been heavily involved in long-term strategy and planning for the division. Fansler joined PeopleNet in 2009 as founder of Vusion, a data science, analytics and regulatory compliance division. He has also served PeopleNet as its executive vice president of product.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.