TORONTO, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - BSM Technologies Inc. (the "Company" or "BSM") (TSX: GPS), a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled telematics and asset management solutions, today announced the appointment of accomplished software executive Michael Morrissey as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective March 18, 2019.
"Adding Mike to our executive leadership team provides significant additional experience and expertise to BSM," said Mr. Louis De Jong, President and CEO of BSM. "Mike's experience in leading the delivery of new software products and rationalizing legacy software platforms, coupled with his track record of successful cloud migrations, will be a great benefit to our team as we continue the development of the BSM illuminate software platform."
"I am excited to join BSM and work closely with Louis and the senior management team at BSM," said Michael Morrissey. "The BSM illuminate software platform and BSM's expanded partnership with Geotab provides exciting growth opportunities for the company."
Morrissey has a long history of leading both large and medium sized software delivery teams. Prior to joining BSM, he served as Senior-Vice-President of Research and Development at Nuance Communications Inc., a multinational computer software technology company which provided speech recognition and artificial intelligence. Prior to Nuance Communications, Morrissey held technology leadership roles for cloud security, mobile infrastructure and logistics software including, Chief Technology Officer at PerspecSys Inc., Vice-President, Cloud and Platform Services at BlackBerry Ltd., and Vice-President, Program Management at Descartes Systems Group.
In addition to the appointment of Mr. Morrissey, the Company is also announcing the departure of Mr. Douglas Swanson, Chief Technology Officer of the Company, effective March 15, 2019.
"BSM is committed to continuing its development of the BSM illuminate software platform," said Mr. Louis De Jong, President and CEO of BSM. "We have a strong technology team and we are well-positioned to continue our positive momentum. I want to thank Doug for his contributions to BSM over the past two years and wish him the best in his future endeavors."
About BSM Technologies:
With more than 20 years of experience, BSM Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled telematics and asset management solutions. Focused on the Government, Service, Rail and Construction markets, BSM provides the technology, tools and services required to connect, analyze and optimize fleets, equipment and people – empowering data-driven operational decision-making. BSM illuminate, BSM's software platform, enables companies to leverage data insights, analytics and optimization tools for competitive advantage.
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For further information: Louis De Jong, President & CEO, BSM Technologies Inc., (416) 675-1201, [email protected]; Craig MacPhail, Investor Relations, NATIONAL Capital Markets, (416) 586-1938, [email protected]