Telargo Expands Operations
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Telargo, Inc., a provider of mobile asset management technology, services, and business solutions, has expanded operations to accommodate its growth over the past year. The company has relocated to a new, larger facility in Jersey City. Telargo is a joint venture between NTT DoCoMo, a mobile communications provider and Ultra, a European technology company. On April 12, 2007, Telargo held a brief ceremony and office tour to officially celebrate the grand opening of its new headquarters. Key addresses were presented by Bogdan Pavlic, president and CEO of Telargo, as well as H.E. Samuel Zbogar, Slovenian Ambassador to the United States. In his speech, Zbogar expressed his full support for Telargo, which is the first joint venture between a Slovenian company and a Japanese company in the United States. Approximately 40 guests attended including customers, partners, and key executives from Ultra and NTT DoCoMo. Alenka Suhadolnik, consul Ggeneral, Consulate General of Slovenia and James Donnelly, account executive, New Jersey Commerce Economic Growth & Tourism Commission, were also among the guests. Facilitating online interaction with vehicle fleets, work process automation, and in-depth cost analysis, Telargo provides information to help organizations maximize vehicle and fleet use, increase workforce productivity, reduce fuel consumption and expenditures, streamline communications, enforce safety and compliance regulations, and decrease maintenance and diagnostics costs. In early 2007, Telargo formed a key channel partnership with TechniRep S.A. de C.V to pursue the expanding market in Mexico, which requires more sophisticated asset management capabilities. In addition, the Telargo solution was certified by SAP to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver Portal and exchange critical data with instances of mySAP Business Suite, which means Telargo’s asset tracking, reporting, communication, and management reports can now be integrated with SAP applications for enterprise-wide benefits. In terms of its customer base, Telargo launched several key pilot projects and also announced an agreement with Bradco Supply, a national distributor of building materials, to deploy its solution in more than 1,000 vehicles across 29 states. Telargo has an impressive customer base across the globe, with solutions already deployed in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company also added to its sales and business development capabilities with a number of appointments. Masayuki Kimura, a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience, will serve as Telargos new vice president of strategy. Randy Read, vice president of sales, will direct a new team to grow Telargo’s business in the United States. The team includes: Jeff Jozwiak, national sales manager (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio), Edward Gyuro, national sales manager (Vermont, Connecticut, New York), William Schiotis, national sales manager (New York), James Brower, national sales manager (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C.), Jimmy Brooks, national sales manger (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C.), and Jan Feigenbaum, inside sales manager. Paul Aronhime will advance government and public transit sales and identify new business opportunities as director, Institutional Sales & Business Development.