Senior US transportation expert joins EROAD board

One of America’s leading transportation policy experts, Gregg Dal Ponte, has joined the board of transport technology and services company EROAD.

Mr Dal Ponte is Oregon’s former Administrator of the State of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Motor Carrier Transportation Division.

Mr Dal Ponte has served in multiple executive leadership positions in the transportation industry throughout his career. From 1996 until recently, he served as Administrator for ODOT’s Motor Carrier Transportation Division. Under his leadership, the Motor Carrier team has pioneered and implemented ideas that bring efficiencies to government and the trucking industry by simplifying compliance and regulatory requirements, while safeguarding the Oregon transportation infrastructure.

Mr Dal Ponte has supported a number of innovative projects and partnerships to modernise trucking and transform the way carriers and regulators do business in Oregon, while delivering superior customer service, and recognising the vital economic interests of the commercial transportation industry.

EROAD chairman Michael Bushby said the company had been seeking a US-based director and was delighted to have someone of Gregg’s calibre and experience join the board as a non-executive director as the company continues to develop its business in the United States.

"Gregg's experience, not only at the helm of Oregon’s highly-regarded regulatory body, but of transport policy and regulations across America, will be a valuable addition to the board’s strategic capability," said Mr Bushby.

EROAD chief executive Steven Newman said the company was very pleased that Gregg had agreed to join the board.

"EROAD's knowledge of transportation regulation and our ability to identify opportunities for technology to automate, lower cost and simplify tax, charging and compliance services is a core competitive advantage," he said. “Gregg’s expertise will further advance this, and his understanding of the US transportation environment more broadly will be invaluable."

The Board has determined that Mr Dal Ponte is not an independent director for the purposes of the NZX Listing Rules as he will be a senior advisor to the EROAD management team. Mr Dal Ponte will join the EROAD Board on 1 July 2016.

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