The first in-motion driver alert system for wheel loss, tyre pressure and brake overheating, Wheely Safe, has decided to drive its growth across the fleet market for cars, buses, coaches, vans, trucks, trailers and plant equipment, with two senior appointments.
Steve Jackson was appointed as Managing Director, a role in which he will use his wealthy expertise gained through 12 years at Wrightbus, where he recently held the position of Head of UK Sales. “When I first saw the products demonstrated I was absolutely convinced they’d make a difference and I wanted to be part of the team,” said Jackson.
“Wheel loss and under-inflation are major issues for fleets globally; yet here is a company with first-class technical expertise developing a simple, intuitive, low cost, and extremely effective system which solves these problems once and for all,” he added.
Andy Congrave has also been promoted to the new role of Sales Director, after almost two years with the business as Sales Manager. He holds extensive industry knowledge after four years at Volant Commercials, initially as Sales Manager from 2012 to 2014, and then for two years as General Manager. Prior to Volant he held Sales Manager roles at MCV Bus and Coach between 2010 and 2012, and at Wrightbus between 2006 and 2010. He previously worked as a Service Support Manager for Travel West Midlands for seven years.
“We see huge potential for Wheely Safe products in both the UK and globally, as wheel and tyre security issues affect us all. The fact we’ve been made an official global licensee of Michelin speaks volumes for the technology we have to offer,” commented Congrave.
Wheely Safe has planned to launch this year its full range of products, which will include technology to alert drivers and operators to potential wheel loss situations on heavy commercial vehicles, including plant and trailers. In addition, it will be launching tyre pressure monitoring, pressure checking and brake temperature sensing systems for passenger cars and light and heavy commercial vehicle fleets.