Spireon News & Events
Spireon Strengthens Customer Commitment with New Senior Executive Appointment
Rashid Ismail joins vehicle intelligence executive team to enhance customer success
IRVINE, CA, March 28, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has appointed Rashid Ismail as senior vice president of customer success, joining the company’s executive leadership team. Tapping into an extensive background in operations and customer experience, Ismail will be responsible for customer lifecycle management, bringing even greater strength to Spireon’s award-winning customer service program.
Spireon Showcases the Power of Connected Cars for Dealerships and Consumers at NADA 2018
Kahu redefines vehicle telematics with advanced dealer analytics, enterprise group management and consumer mobile engagement to drive loyalty and profit for dealers
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 22, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, will showcase new enhancements to its Kahu® connected dealer solution at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, March 23–25, 2018. Kahu redefines vehicle telematics by focusing on the needs of the dealership, adding new features to optimize performance, such as advanced inventory and test-drive analytics, enterprise management for dealer groups, and an enhanced consumer mobile app for increasing customer loyalty and add- on revenue.
To see a demonstration of Kahu at NADA, visit Spireon’s booth, #5402C, near the Northeast Concourse entrance of the exhibit hall.
Spireon Ends 2017 with Strong Business Growth and Technology Advancements
High customer satisfaction, growing revenue streams and product innovation
highlight a landmark year for the company
IRVINE, Calif., March 12, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced business growth metrics and technology advancements achieved in 2017, demonstrating the company’s accelerating trajectory of success. Spireon® is the largest provider of aftermarket telematics solutions in North America. By the end of 2017, Spireon’s NSpire™ IoT platform supported nearly 4 million connected vehicles and now processes more than 1.5 billion data events each quarter, providing critical vehicle and driver insights to more than 20,000 companies in automotive, transportation, lending, and a wide variety of service industries.
Spireon Wins Silver in the 2018 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service
Leading provider of connected vehicle solutions earns fourth award for superior,
white-glove service and support
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, earned a Silver award in the 2018 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the company announced today. Celebrating their fourth customer service award in the past ten months, Spireon was named a Customer Service Department of the Year in the Airlines, Distribution and Transportation category. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service recognize the achievements of contact center, customer service, business development and sales professionals worldwide.
“We put the customer at the forefront of everything we do, which makes receiving this award all the more gratifying,” said Kevin Weiss, Spireon CEO. “I am extremely proud that our outstanding customer service team continues to be recognized for their dedication and expertise, and I know they will be thrilled with the validation that comes from winning another Silver Stevie.”
Spireon Introduces FleetLocate FL Flex, Industry’s First Modular Trailer Tracker Designed for Mixed Fleets
New FL Flex offers continuous battery life, tamper alerts and broad customization
in a small footprint device
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 —Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has released the industry’s first modular trailer tracking solution, FL Flex, the latest in its FleetLocate® product line. Spireon’s FL Flex enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. By configuring FL Flex with options such as door, cargo, temperature and other trailer sensors, as well as solar panels to maximize up-time, fleets can streamline and accelerate the deployment of mission-critical asset management capabilities across their business.
“Premier Trailer Leasing believes in outfitting its trailers with the best technology. FL Flex’s modular design and long life supports many configurations, including solar, giving us actionable real-time trailer data that our customers demand,” said Jim AuBuchon, CEO of Premier Trailer Leasing.
Spireon Demonstrates Mobility as a Service Capabilities with Kahu at CES 2018
“Drive On Demand” demo leverages SmartDeviceLink APIs for an innovative, flexible alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles from dealerships
LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 9, 2018—Spireon Inc., Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, will demonstrate new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) capabilities with its Kahu® solution at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12, 2018. The demo features an innovative car-sharing service, which Spireon calls Drive On Demand™, that would allow dealers to offer customers an affordable and secure alternative to purchasing or leasing vehicles.
Spireon Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Company recognized for technical and operational excellence with five awards, new product releases, and outstanding NPS scores in 2017
IRVINE, Calif., December 21, 2017—Spireon Inc., Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, announced that December 30, 2017, will mark the company’s 15th year in business providing automotive and commercial fleet telematics solutions to now more than 20,000 customers in North America. Spireon achieved landmark results in 2017, earning five industry awards, releasing new products across all segments, and exiting the third quarter with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 65.
Comcar Adopts Spireon’s FleetLocate to Maximize Trailer Utilization Across Four Subsidiaries
Transportation and logistics leader Comcar Industries gains full visibility and increased efficiency using trailer tracking by Spireon
IRVINE, Calif., December 20, 2017—Spireon Inc., Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, today announced that Comcar Industries, Inc., a leader in the transportation and logistics industry with four subsidiary business units, has adopted Spireon’s FleetLocate® trailer management solution for their diverse fleet of dry/refrigerated vans, bulk, flatbed and chemical trailers. Comcar is installing FleetLocate in its entire fleet to optimize trailer utilization and operational efficiency for their customers.
Spireon Wins Gold for Customer Service Team of the Year in the 2017 One Planet Awards
Leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions takes home top honor for industry-leading service and support
IRVINE, Calif., December 14, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced the One Planet® Awards has recognized the company with a gold award for Customer Service Team of the Year. An international program, the One Planet Awards honor the best in business and professional excellence in every industry around the world. Spireon’s selection in the customer service category reaffirms the company’s longstanding commitment to delivering outstanding pre- and post-sale service and support.
Spireon Adds New Monitoring and Workflow Features to GoldStar to Reduce Costs and Complexity in Vehicle Finance
Company introduces GoldStar Enterprise for auto lenders and large multi-branch dealers, along with new, nationwide Impound Lot database
IRVINE, Calif., December 13, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced the latest enhancements to their GoldStar™ GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry. New GoldStar Enterprise adds enhanced workflow automation for lenders, credit unions, and large Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealerships with multiple locations. The company also added a new, nationwide Impound Lot database, prebuilt into the platform, and available for both GoldStar Pro and GoldStar Enterprise customers.
Kahu by Spireon Wins 2017 BIG Award for Business
IRVINE, Calif., December 5, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced its Kahu® connected car solution has been named New Product of the Year in the automotive enterprise category of Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 BIG Awards for Business. The BIG Awards annual program was launched in 2012 to recognize companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.
Spireon’s FleetLocate Wins Best in Biz Award for 2017
IRVINE, Calif., November 30, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, announced the company’s FleetLocate® solution earned the silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Spireon Launches FleetLocate Compliance, an Affordable and Reliable ELD Solution
IRVINE, Calif., November 9, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced a new FleetLocate™ Compliance solution designed to help fleets of all sizes affordably comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which will take effect Dec. 18, 2017. Powered by Gorilla Safety, a leading provider of cloud-based software for the fleet and transportation industry, FleetLocate Compliance makes it easy for fleet managers to oversee driver hours in accordance with the new regulatory requirements.
J. Grady Randolph Adopts Spireon’s FleetLocate to Optimize Utilization of 700 Flatbed Trailers
IRVINE, Calif., October 26, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced that J. Grady Randolph, Inc., one of the largest flatbed fleets specializing in prestressed concrete in the U.S., has adopted the company’s FleetLocate asset management solution in order to optimize utilization of its 700 trailers.
Big G Express Chooses Spireon’s FleetLocate to Maximize Trailer Utilization and Boost Revenue
IRVINE, Calif., September 14, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced that Big G Express, an over-the-road trucking company that provides transportation services across the United States, has selected Spireon’s FleetLocate asset management solution with an aim of reducing its fleet size by 110 trailers, while increasing trailer utilization.
As a company committed to increasing driver safety, customer satisfaction and business optimization, Big G Express needed a solution to better manage trailer assets, limit detention at customer sites, and accurately track detention times for billing. The company also sought to improve its tractor-to-trailer ratio and reduce capital expenses associated with excess trailer inventory.
Spireon Wins Gold for Customer Service in the 9th Annual 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®
IRVINE, Calif., September 7, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, received the prestigious Gold award for Customer Service in the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services. The win marks the second award that Spireon has earned in 2017 for exceptional Customer Service. In May, Spireon won the Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 15th Annual American Business Awards.
Spireon Shows Continued Growth and Operational Gains in 1H‘17
IRVINE, CA, August 24, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in connected vehicle intelligence solutions, today announced key business metrics and achievements for the first half of 2017, continuing the company’s longstanding streak of financial and operational performance gains. Spireon solutions connect millions of vehicles and mobile assets to the internet, enabling auto lenders and dealers, fleet managers, and consumers to track and manage their valuable assets remotely via Web and mobile apps. The company’s NSpire platform now processes more than 500 million data events per month, and achieved a 99.99 percent uptime from January 1 through June 30, 2017.
RJ & Sons Selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to Better Manage International Fleet Operations
IRVINE, CA, July 20, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced that RJ & Sons LLC—a family-owned and operated transportation company providing Specialized Logistics solutions to customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico—has adopted the company’s FleetLocate fleet and asset management solution across its entire fleet of specialized trailers
SPIREON UNVEILS ENHANCED GOLDSTAR GPS SOLUTION FOR AUTO DEALERS AND LENDERS AT NABD CONFERENCE
LAS VEGAS, May 24, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, announced the latest version of its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry, offering dealers and lenders an easy and efficient approach to mitigate risk while sustaining growth. The announcement is timed with the National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers (NABD) Conference in Las Vegas, where the company’s senior vice president of sales for Automotive Solutions, Reggie Ponsford, is speaking on a panel addressing the challenges and opportunities for dealers in the Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) space.
Spireon’s Fleet Management Solution Connected by OnStar Now Available
LAS VEGAS, May 18, 2017 – Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions with more than 3.75 million active subscribers, today released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.
Spireon Appoints Telematics Industry Pro Bob Burden Senior Vice President of Sales for Fleet Division
IRVINE, Calif. Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s Fleet Division. An industry veteran with more than 12 years of experience in executive sales roles, Burden will spearhead sales to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as reseller and channel segments, with an eye toward continued market growth and executing industry-leading go-to-market strategies.
SPIREON WINS SILVER FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR IN 2017 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
IRVINE, Calif.—May 2, 2017—Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, today announced the company received the Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevies, are the nation’s premier business awards recognizing achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals. The Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year is the top honor for customer service and business development.
Spireon Appoints Connected Car Veteran Reggie Ponsford to SVP Sales Role to Extend Leadership Position in Vehicle Finance Market
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the promotion of Reggie Ponsford to senior vice president of Sales for Spireon’s Automotive Solutions group. Previously, Ponsford was vice president of national accounts, responsible for Spireon’s largest and most complex customers in the automotive space. In his new role, Ponsford will oversee sales for the vehicle finance market segment, including Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH), franchise, rental, and power sports vehicle dealers, as well as direct and indirect lenders and strategic accounts.
Spireon and CU Solutions Group Partner to Reduce Loss Risk in the Vehicle Finance Industry
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, and CU Solutions Group, a credit union service organization, today announced a partnership focused on mitigating auto lending risk for credit unions. CUSG will exclusively offer to its national network of credit union clients Spireon’s GoldStar Lender solution, which includes tools to help control the rise in delinquencies by staying connected to borrowers.
Spireon Showcases New FleetLocate Solar Solution at ATA’s 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, today announced general availability of FleetLocate FL Solar, its state-of-the-art solar-powered solution for trailer and asset tracking, and will showcase the offering today through March 2 at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC) in Nashville, Tennessee. At TMC, leading industry publication Heavy Duty Trucking will present Spireon with a Top 20 Product of the Year award, recognizing the FleetLocate trailer and asset management system. Spireon customer Pan American Express, a privately-owned full service transportation company, is among the first fleets to adopt FL Solar, and has cited ease of installation and extended operational life of the device as key advantages.
Spireon Achieves Breakout Business Results in 2H’16
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, continued its run of 14 consecutive years of top line growth with outstanding financial and operational performance in the second half of 2016. Spireon solutions now connect over 3.75 million active customers to their vehicles and assets, and the Company’s NSpire platform is processing more than 1 billion data events per quarter, providing critical productivity improvements and asset protection for consumers, dealers, lenders and fleet managers of all sizes.
Spireon Unveils Kahu, the First Connected Car Solution Specifically Designed for Dealerships, at NADA 2017
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.
Spireon Appoints New Chief Product Officer to Drive Innovation and Superior Value for Company’s Connected Vehicle Solutions
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran telematics executive Jason Penkethman as its Chief Product Officer, reporting to Chief Technology Officer, Rick Gruenhagen. In this role, Penkethman will lead the next wave of innovation for Spireon’s products and platform, creating vehicle connectivity solutions that maximize customer value.
Spireon Set for Hardware Innovation with Appointment of Ed Suski as Vice President of Hardware Engineering
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Ed Suski as its Vice President of Hardware Engineering, reporting to Spireon Chief Technology Officer, Rick Gruenhagen. A former executive at General Electric and United Technologies Corporation, Suski brings innovation and operational expertise to reimagine hardware and software platforms for increased scalability, efficiency and performance.
Spireon Appoints New Executive Leadership to Accelerate Transformative Growth and Innovation
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Todd Abbott, Carla Fitzgerald and Rick Gruenhagen to Spireon’s Executive Team, leading sales, marketing and technology functions respectively. Joining recently appointed CEO Kevin Weiss, the new leadership additions will be instrumental in driving Spireon’s transformative next phase of growth.
Spireon Continues to Deliver Telematics Innovation With New Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over three million active subscribers, announced its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution, providing customers with a new way to gain location information and Rich Data around their trailers and assets through a reliable and renewable energy source.
Spireon Named IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year by Leading Industry Analyst Panel
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon, Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over three million active subscribers, today announced that it has been named the IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year as part of the 4th annual 2016 Compass Intelligence Awards.
Car Dealers Find New F&I Profit Center with Spireon SkyLink
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced that Spireon SkyLink is enabling auto dealerships to streamline inventory management as well as add a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center with a unique connected car service offered to car buyers.
Milan Supply Chain Solutions Selects Spireon FleetLocate for Intelligent Trailer Monitoring and Management
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced that Milan Supply Chain Solutions, a full-service transportation, logistics and supply chain company, has selected Spireon FleetLocate to provide trailer tracking data intelligence for over 1,100 trailers to improve trailer utilization and deliver significant operational savings.
Spireon NSpire Vehicle Telematics Platform Solves Customer Challenges with Industry Leading Uptime and Performance
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with over 3 million active subscribers, today announced its Spireon NSpire cloud-based vehicle telematics platform has delivered unprecedented reliability for customers throughout peak demand, including a 96 percent increase in data events processed year over year.
Spireon Expands Vehicle Telematics Leadership Position with 20th Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth
Spireon Announces Record-Breaking Q1 Sales, Passes New Growth Milestone
Spireon Driver Performance Program Empowers Enterprise Fleets to Take Action on Telematics Data for an Improved Bottom Line
Spireon Enables Affordable FSMA Regulatory Compliance with New Refrigerated Trailer Telematics Solution
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., a leading provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and Business Intelligence Solutions, today introduced FleetLocate Temperature Monitoring, the Company’s first refrigerated trailer telematics solution for customers that require extra precautions to safeguard their perishable goods or products during the climate-controlled transportation and shipping process.
Spireon Introduces GoldStar Lender for Auto Finance Professionals to Better Manage Portfolio Risk
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the industry’s leading open connected vehicle platform company with over 2.5 million active subscribers, today introduced GoldStar Lender, the Company’s next generation GPS vehicle tracking and Collateral Management System (CMS) that has proven to help customers increase their loan portfolio performance by up to 20 percent.
Kahu by Spireon Transforms Any Car into a Connected Car, Provides New Revenue Stream for Car Dealers
IRVINE, Calif.–Spireon Inc., the nation’s largest and most trusted aftermarket Connected Vehicle company with over 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, today debuts Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used car dealers to offer customers a simple way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and interact with their car after purchasing.