SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Telematics, has promoted Keith Schneider to the position of president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Networkfleet Inc. In this expanded role, Schneider will continue to oversee all company operations as well as be more externally focused on activities involving customer and investor relations.

Schneider joined Networkfleet in April 2007 as president. The company rebranded itself from Networkcar to Networkfleet in 2008 to reflect its focus on the commercial and government fleet market. The company also moved into new, larger headquarters to accommodate its current and future growth.

"Keith has a clear strategic vision that he has been able to implement by building a great team, focused on tactical execution to drive growth at Networkfleet," said Jeffrey Leddy, CEO of Hughes Telematics, Networkfleet's parent company. "He has consistently demonstrated the operational and management abilities needed to achieve success in a dynamic growth market. The solid foundation and infrastructure that he has built provides an excellent platform for continued rapid growth."

"Networkfleet is in a great position for robust, sustainable growth, with a solid team and a strong product offering," said Schneider. "Working with the rest of the management team, I look forward to strengthening Networkfleet's leadership position in telematics solutions for the fleet market and capitalizing on emerging growth opportunities."

Prior to Networkfleet, Schneider served as vice president of indirect distribution for Sprint Nextel Communications, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of key programs and policies supporting Nextel's local and national third party indirect channels. Schneider began his Nextel career as a general manager in Southern California, launching and building one of Nextel's first and largest markets.

Schneider is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor of science in international marketing and holds a masters of arts in management from John F. Kennedy University. He also participated in the Strategy Business Leadership Certificate program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.