SmartDrive Systems has appointed Gary Brian as engineering project manager.
Brian will be responsible for managing installation logistics for pilot programmes and new customer rollouts, as well as technical issue analysis and resolution.
He has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience, primarily within the automotive, telecoms and IT industries. He has held senior roles at Cable and Wireless (Vodafone), Isotrak, Trafficmaster (Teletrac), RAC and most recently as general manager at Nationwide Service Care.
Brian said: “In my previous role, I had some interaction with SmartDrive through an approved installation partner. Seeing the SmartDrive system working first hand in the field impressed me and when the opportunity arose to join the team I was delighted to be successful in securing the role.
“The SmartDrive programme blends two of my professional interests, IT and automotive, in a comprehensive, integrated solution that helps commercial fleet operators reduce their risk profile, take bad costs out of their business and improve drivers’ behaviour, ultimately helping to save lives. The company is very much making its presence felt in the UK market and I’m excited to be on board at this stage.”
Aidan Rowsome, vice president EMEA at SmartDrive, said: “Our customer base continues to grow in the UK, with well-known fleets in third party logistics, home delivery networks and general haulage seeing quantifiable benefits from our video-based driver risk management programme.
“In his new role, Gary will manage our local installer partners, as well as acting as the technical interface between the UK team and our San Diego headquarters.”