Derive Systems Announces New Senior Leaders in Enterprise Sales

Derive adds Karl Weber as Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Tony Ahillas as Sr. Director of Enterprise Sales to lead team

Sanford, Florida, UNITED STATES

DENVER, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Derive Systems, leader in fleet solutions, is proud to announce the hiring of telematics executive Karl Weber and sales expert Tony Ahillas. Weber joins as the Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Sales with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Derive will also add Tony Ahillas as Senior Director of Enterprise Sales. With the addition of these two sales leaders to the Derive team, the company has strengthened its ability to translate the capabilities of Derive VQ to the needs of current and future clients.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to bring Karl and Tony aboard,” says Derive CEO, David Thawley. “One of the most important parts of ensuring customer success is having team members who know our industry inside and out so that our clients benefit to the full extent of what the Derive VQ platform can provide for them. With over 30 years of telematics experience between the two of them, Karl and Tony are great additions to the Derive team.”

Weber will be responsible for educating customers on how telematics solutions impact business and how Derive’s solution benefits fleet operations in ways others can’t. Prior to joining Derive, Weber was the Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Fleetmatics for 10 years, which was acquired by Verizon.

“Derive is in a unique position to offer solutions that guarantee consistent, positive ROIs for our customers, and I’m thrilled to be part of the team that is driving this change,” says Weber. “I’m hoping to redefine the telematics industry as one that demands Derive’s Active Telematics solution instead of the current telematics solutions on the market today that simply collect data.”

Ahillas will be responsible for introducing more fleet and technical field operations groups to the active telematics solutions of Derive. He brings 20 years of experience in telematics providing solutions to clients from all industries. Prior to joining Derive, Ahillas was the Enterprise Sales Director at NAUTO, and also worked under Weber at Fleetmatics/Verizon Telematics.

“I’m really excited about what I’ll be doing with Derive, as I think we are presenting the next step in active telematics solutions to fleet managers with all sorts of needs,” says Ahillas. “We’re not just delivering telematics - we are offering an active solution in Derive VQ, with actionable self-management as opposed to just data. This is setting us apart, and I can’t wait to work one on one with our clients and their diverse needs.”

The addition of Weber and Ahillas to the sales team will add an enormous amount of value to how Derive supports its clients through the Derive VQ platform.

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About Derive Systems
Derive Systems is a leading automotive technology provider, with over 2 million vehicles upgraded with Derive’s solutions. Derive connects vehicles and their engines to the digital world, enabling individuals and fleets to take control of their vehicles and optimize the way they behave. The Derive Systems platform writes directly to the engine and other vehicle control modules, integrating third party software, data, and sensors so that each vehicle performs specifically to unique requirements, preferences, and conditions.

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