Steve Towe neuer CEO der PowerFleet Gruppe
PowerFleet bestellt Steve Towe mit sofortiger Wirkung zum Vorstandsvorsitzenden (Chief Executive Officer). Der erfahrene Branchenfachmann ist seit über 15 Jahren im globalen SaaS- und IoT-Markt tätig und verantwortete in verschiedenen Führungs- und Managementfunktionen maßgeblich den strategischen und internationalen Geschäftsausbau sowohl börsennotierter als auch Private Equity-Unternehmen. Zuletzt als Präsident und COO der Aptos, LLC., Atlanta. Towe löst in seiner neuen Funktion bei PowerFleet Chris Wolfe ab, der die Unternehmensgruppe seit Dezember 2016 erfolgreich auf Kurs gebracht hatte und sich nun aus dem Geschäft zurückzieht.
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PowerFleet Appoints IoT and SaaS Veteran Steve Towe as Chief Executive Officer
Experienced Software Industry Leader to Advance PowerFleet’s Mission of Helping Businesses Globally Accelerate Their Operational and Organizational Transformations
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - PowerFleet, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWFL), a global leader and provider of subscription-based IoT solutions for managing high-value enterprise assets and driving seamless business operations, has appointed experienced software industry leader Steve Towe as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Towe replaces Chris Wolfe, who has retired from the business after serving as CEO since December 2016. Towe has also been appointed to the PowerFleet Board of Directors.
With a proven track record of scaling high value, global technology organizations, Towe joins PowerFleet from Aptos, the global leader of unified commerce solutions in the retail enterprise SaaS market, where he successfully served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the past five years.
In prior positions with both publicly traded and private equity backed companies, Towe has gained more than 16 years of strategic leadership experience on the global SaaS IoT stage. Most notably, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Masternaut, a global telematics provider, where he was instrumental in delivering robust revenue growth and profit expansion during his tenure from 2011 to 2016.
Previously, Towe achieved significant international organic growth alongside market consolidation as Managing Director of the highly acquisitive telemetry data business Cybit. He also held senior executive level positions for the high velocity, fleet management subsidiary of the Trafficmaster Group, Fleetstar Information Systems.
“I am thrilled to be joining PowerFleet to build on its impressive capabilities and experience in the market,” said Towe. “As CEO, I look forward to leveraging my IoT background and deep SaaS expertise to enhance PowerFleet’s value propositions and organizational strength to make a significant impact on the complex global industries we serve and the full spectrum of customers we partner with.”
“I am joining PowerFleet at a time when the customers we work with are going through extraordinary change,” added Towe. “As a result of the challenges created by the pandemic, PowerFleet’s mission has become even clearer and more purposeful. We are here to play a critical role as our customers accelerate their digital transformations and use of fully integrated data solutions to create highly effective, unified business operations and obtain full visibility across their supply chains. I believe PowerFleet is extremely well positioned to capitalize on the extensive global IOT market, which Gartner is forecasting will grow at a 34% CAGR to $58 billion in 2025.”
PowerFleet Chairman Michael Brodsky commented: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Chris for his service and contributions to PowerFleet over the last five years. I am delighted to welcome Steve as the company’s new CEO. Steve is joining our organization at a time when we have solid operational and financial momentum, a strong balance sheet and abundant growth opportunities on the horizon. Steve has an impressive history of empowering and transforming software organizations to deliver exceptional results for customers, employees and shareholders. With Steve’s core skillset spanning from building world-class teams to successfully integrating multiple strategic acquisitions and creating prolific, customer centric operations, we are confident he is the right fit to lead PowerFleet into its high growth, accelerated software innovation phase.”
24th Annual Needham Virtual Growth Conference
Towe and Chief Financial Officer Ned Mavrommatis will be virtually presenting at the 24th Annual Needham Virtual Growth Conference on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Management’s presentation will be webcast and available for replay here.