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FleetMind Grows US Regional Representation to Further Drive Sales and Growth


MONTREAL, Canada – July 17, 2018 – FleetMind Solutions, the award-winning technology leader for “smart truck” systems, announced today the hire of new sales and customer development representation for the East and West Coast US regions. John Tkachenko will lead FleetMind’s East Coast activities and brings in-depth fleet technology expertise to the team. Frank Flores will be responsible for West Coast efforts with a proven track record in waste collection operations management.

John Tkachenko   Frank Flores

“We are delighted to be welcoming both John and Frank to FleetMind and the Safe Fleet family,” said Don Diego Padilla, Vice President of Sales at FleetMind. “Both bring deep product, sales and customer experience to the team that will help spread our value-proposition more effectively. As we increasingly integrate and consolidate our strategic operations within the Safe Fleet portfolio of technology brands, they will be instrumental to deepening our customer relations and meeting a growing market demand for smarter, safer fleets.”

John Tkachenko’s career spans over 12 years in the technology sector with an emphasis on telematics, software as a service (SaaS) and Internet-of-Things (IoT). His sales and customer development career spans Novatel Wireless, Fleetmatics and Ricoh Americas Corporation. His understanding of technology and its applicability to solve customer problems has earned him numerous honors and long-standing client relationships.

A waste industry veteran, Frank Flores has over 28 years of solid waste, recycling (MRF) and transfer station management experience. Previously, he has held senior positions with Allied Waste where he was responsible for the routing optimization, auditing and service area development for 12 US states. In addition, Frank served in senior customer service management capacities with Republic Services where he oversaw a variety of operational projects. Frank has a proven track record of working with municipalities to perform audits and effectively manage environmental services. He is an active member of SWANA, NWRA and local chapters of solid waste organizations.

About FleetMind
FleetMind Solutions is the award-winning technology leader for connected “smart truck” solutions for waste management fleets. FleetMind’s technology is derived from over 20 years of developing the most advanced fleet management mobile and software solutions specifically designed for waste and recycling collection environments. FleetMind systems have been installed in thousands of vehicles across North America. Our products enable the industry’s top fleets to link their drivers and vehicles to business operations in real-time to ensure optimal productivity, safety, sustainability, profitability and customer service. FleetMind is now a member of the Safe Fleet family. For more information, visit: To learn about the portfolio of brands owned by FleetMind’s parent company, Safe Fleet, visit

Don Diego Padilla II
Vice-President of Sales
Office: 888.639.1666, ext 2651

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