MacroPoint builds sales, support team

MacroPoint recently announced it is enhancing its sales and support capabilities to meet the needs of a growing customer base.

“We pride ourselves on being a pioneering company that brings new and innovative ideas to the logistics community and at the same time we firmly believe that building a strong team to support a product is just as important as the product itself,” said Bennett Adelson, president. “In keeping with that spirit we’ve added to our sales and marketing team, beginning in January with industry veteran Glynn Spangenberg, who brings 42 years of trucking knowledge to MacroPoint, including roles at Comdata and Qualcomm and later with PeopleNet and Trimble.”

Spangenberg, who now serves as senior vice president/general manager, held his first summer job in the industry in 1973 at Matlack Trucking handling check calls for dispatch and helping in vehicle maintenance, and later worked as a lumper, hand-loading trailers with cases of manufactured wine bottles, according to the company.

“He is one of the first people in the U.S. to earn the Truck Transport Merit Badge as a Boy Scout,” MacroPoint said.

Spangenberg is helping MacroPoint build its team. “Joining us are Bill Bland and Dave Nelson, who both bring their vast knowledge of trucking and the role technology plays in it to the company,” Spangenberg said. “These experts are both former Qualcomm employees, a company often considered one of the transportation industry’s original technology pioneers, and we feel confident that our rapidly expanding customer base will benefit from their expertise.”

Bland, vice president of customer experience, joined Shaffer Trucking in 1978, rising to the position of vice president of operations, according to the company. In 1989, he joined Geostar, the first company to offer a tracking service to the trucking industry, and in 1991 moved to Qualcomm where over an 18-year period he held numerous positions, including vice president of sales and customer support, the company said. In 2008, Bland joined DriverTech and then Rand McNally. His industry involvement includes working with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Nelson, director of national sales, began his career in trucking in 1978. His 35 years of experience includes providing consultative solutions to all sizes and types of transportation companies that help increase profits, lower operating ratios and enhance efficiency, according to MacroPoint. Nelson’s work involves staying abreast of current issues, technical trends and advancements affecting the industry, giving him a keen understanding of the industry from driver to C-level executives and above, the company said.

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