Picture of Isotrak's new executive chairman Jim Sumner

Isotrak announces new leadership team

Published:  21 February, 2017

Fleet management software specialist Isotrak has appointed a new leadership team. Jim Sumner, a former managing director of Leyland Trucks, joins as executive chairman and Tony English, a former managing director of MiX Telematics Europe, is the new chief executive officer.

Jim Sumner has significant leadership experience in the commercial vehicle industry and led Leyland Trucks for 10 years after its acquisition by PACCAR Inc, during which time the business won the Queens Award for Export. Following this he led the turnaround of AIM listed Optare plc, which was acquired by Ashok Leyland of India. And most recently, he was chairman of car parts distributor Andrew Page until its sale to LKQ Corporation.

Tony English, the new chief executive officer, spent more than 20 years in the fleet management, telematics, SaaS and technology markets. He was one of two major shareholders in Tranman Solutions, an international Fleet and Asset Management Solutions business that grew from five staff to 120 with more than 500 clients and £10m+ revenue and which was sold to the Lex Service. Most recently, he was managing director of MiX Telematics Europe, leading the business through a period of transformation, and part of the management team that floated MiX Telematics Group on the NYSE.

The Isotrak Board will also include non-executive directors Dan Adler and Mark Rogerson from Lyceum Capital and John Hawkins, who previously served on the Board as Chairman.

Jim Sumner said: ‘I am excited to be part of the Isotrak team and look forward to working alongside Tony, Mark and John to grow and develop the business. We see enormous potential in the team here and our primary focus is to provide customers with the premium levels of service and expertise which make a real difference to their success.’

‘Isotrak’s mission over the next few years is to work with customers to create opportunity and a competitive edge from their fleet assets and strategies,’ said Tony English.

‘Central to this will be our ability to deliver software and services in the ideal format for their needs, backed up by levels of customer care which add enormous value and allow them to focus on innovation.’

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