Microlise appoints ex JCB man David Midgley to new role of Director of OEM & Channel
Microlise, one of Europe’s largest telematics companies, has appointed David Midgley (pictured), former Group Telematics Manager at JCB, as its new Director of OEM & Channel.
The newly-created role is a key appointment to support Microlise’s strategy of growing its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) relationships, while continuing to support key partners such as MAN Truck & Bus UK, Knorr Bremse and Tata Motors.
Mr Midgley brings a wealth of experience to Microlise, having spent more than 17 years working in the on and off road OEM space, across JCB and MAN Truck & Bus UK.
Microlise, a pioneer of telematics technology, has been delivering enterprise grade solutions in the UK since 1999.
It now has 14 of the UK’s 15 largest retailers as customers, as well as manufacturers such as MAN Truck & Bus UK, JCB, DAF, Knorr Bremse and Tata Motors.
“I’m delighted to be joining a progressive and dynamic organisation with a history of delivering innovative technology solutions that add value and support increased profitability,” says Mr Midgley.
Delivering telematics, journey management and proof of delivery solutions, Microlise products help fleets to reduce the cost and environmental impact of their fleet operations while delivering improved customer engagement.
“Private fleet customers aside, Microlise’s key differentiator is the depth and scale of its OEM base which includes some of the largest and most reputable truck and vehicle manufacturers in the world,” adds Mr Midgley.
Speaking about the appointment, Nadeem Raza, Microlise CEO says: “Microlise has a clear commitment to grow our national and international OEM presence, and David brings the right level of technical and commercial expertise to support our ambitions.”
While heading up group telematics for JCB, Mr Midgley was responsible for developing and supporting telematics services across the Group and for managing the LiveLink system across 250,000 live assets in more than 100 countries.
“David has a proven track record in programme leadership and delivery across the construction and transportation sector. We’re excited to have him on board and look forward to the contribution he will make to our business plans,” adds Mr Raza.
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery products help customers to reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations.
This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; while supporting an improved customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
An award-winning privately owned business, Microlise invests significantly in ongoing research and development to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology.
Microlise is the proud recipient of two concurrent Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – winning the Innovation award in 2019 and International Trade in 2018.
Every year in May, Microlise hosts the Microlise Transport Conference.
The event is aimed at those working in management or operational roles within fleet operations, regardless of fleet size, industry sector or technologies used. The one-day conference is free to attend, with a programme designed to provide valuable insight to inform business and strategic decisions.
Find out more: www.microlise.com