The Board of Directors of Pilotfish Networks AB, one of Europe’s leading providers of cloud-based system solutions for public transport, has appointed Marcus Berglund as the new CEO of the company. After a year of successful turnaround, the German principal owner, the global technology company Voith, and Pilotfish jointly decided the change in management to support the planned expansion of the company. Therefore, former Interim CEO Magnus Andersson is stepping down from day-to-day operations.
Pilotfish has had a great opportunity during the pandemic to improve many of its products and processes, as well as work closer with many of its customers. Now Pilotfish will move into the next phase of growth, implementing its new strategic plan. “The principal owner Voith will continue to invest in Pilotfish, both as an investor and with competence. Pilotfish can therefore focus on new and innovative services for the public transport industry”, says Chairman Benedikt Hofmann. The companies will within shortly show interesting offerings, built for scale and ready for global rollout.
Marcus brings extensive experience from connected vehicles and fleet management, most recently from AddSecure Smart Transport, as Vice President of Product and Technology. Other previous positions include Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product Management in companies such as Vehicle Communications (Vehco) and Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud. Marcus has a strong technical background and extensive knowledge in software, telematics and connected industries/IoT, as well as passion for the business it enables.
Marcus Berglund comments, “I am excited to join and lead the continued journey of Pilotfish, as the company sits right at the center of innovative technology, in an industry which is shifting towards green transport and electromobility. With Pilotfish’s experience in digitalization of public transport, and a global reach through the Voith network, I am convinced we will make great impact with our new planned solutions”.
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Marcus Berglund, CEO Pilotfish Networks AB
Phone no.: +46 70 987 51 47
Pilotfish is an innovative, environmentally conscious and rapidly growing Swedish company with a focus on improving public transport operations. The company is leading the industry’s transition from proprietary provider-locked systems to an ecosystem where standardized interfaces and modular system providers are the norm. Pilotfish provides an open, cloud-based platform for vehicle communication and fleet management applications. The technology is based on standards and IT architecture from the organization ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) and integrates both standard and older non-standard systems. The company has applications on board more than 10,000 buses, trains and trams, with some of Europe’s largest bus operators as customers. Pilotfish’s vision is to improve public transport so that it becomes the obvious choice for travelers.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe. The Group Division Voith Digital Ventures bundles the Voith Group’s long-standing automation and IT expertise with the deep know-how in the fields of hydropower, paper machines and drive engineering. As an incubator, this Group Division is pushing for the development of new digital products and services. For decisively shaping the digitalization of mechanical and plant engineering, Voith is driving the industrial Internet of things (IoT) forward. The Group Division plays a central role in digital innovations and applications for new markets as well as the development and responsibility for existing and new digital venture activities.