21st Century Technology Solutions has appointed Steve Hesson as Business Development Manager, with specific responsibility for EcoManager, the company’s award-winning product to reduce costs and improve safety.
Steve has previously been with the company for eight years where he was responsible for sales in the Vehicle Technology Division.
Steve has twenty years experience in the automotive industry, having held senior positions within companies supplying major vehicle manufacturers across Europe and the Far East.
Steve is now responsible for EcoManager sales in the UK and throughout Europe, including passenger transport markets as well as HGVs and all other types of fleet operations.
EcoManager recently won the UK Bus Award for Best Innovation. It was also shortlisted in the Route One Excellence Awards and forms part of Arriva Bus Group’s carbon reduction programme that saw the bus company gain Brand Emissions Leader status.
EcoManager is an intelligent telematics device fitted to a vehicle to monitor driving styles and fuel consumption. The system provides detailed feedback to drivers to allow them to identify how they can moderate their driving style to save fuel. Management software enables drivers to log in and see how much they have improved and ranks their performance against their colleagues. Company level reports enable comparisons to show more global factors such as the level of improvement in passenger comfort which is also measured. The system includes an in-cab red, amber green display to alert drivers if they are driving outside of set “eco-friendly” parameters.