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Ex-Trimble MD launches own telematics company

Services will have wider applications

“But our range of services will have wider applications – for example, they could be used to let an oil company know when someone’s central heating oil tank needs replenishing, among other functions,” said Yeoman.

“We are now at a point when telemetry hardware and mobile coverage can successfully accomplish these applications and now is the right time to launch Concirrus.”

The company employs a team of five sales employees in addition to seven business development staff who also have an administrative function. Yeoman intends to employ 20 staff by the end of the first full year of trading.

A spokeswoman for Trimble confirmed to Fleet News that since Yeoman left Trimble the business has been “restructured” and his role had been incorporated into this.

In March, Trimble announced that it was forming a new global division to consolidate and focus its efforts on delivering “end-to-end field service management” solutions.

Mark Forrest, who was previously general manager and chief operating officer for the Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies (CTCT) joint venture, was subsequently made the general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management division and took on Yeoman’s previous responsibilities.

Yeoman CV

2012 -current chief executive officer and founder of Concirrus, technology firm, provider of telemetry solutions and mobile devices
2005-2012 managing director of Trimble Navigation, technology firm, NASDAQ listed $2bn
revenues – vehicle telematics, workforce management.
2001-2005 European managing director of ClickSoftware, technology firm, NASDAQ listed $100m revenues, workforce management.
1998-2001 director of ServiceWare, USA technology firm, customer support technologies, VC funded through NASDAQ listing.
1992-1998 account director at Systems Union, technology firm, accounting software.
1990-1992 sales manager at Walker Interactive, technology firm, accounting software.
1985-1990 consultant/manager at Sequel UK, technology firm, database technologies.

 


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