AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2015 /CNW/ -- car2go N.A. LLC announced today that it has appointed Paul DeLong to the position of President and CEO of car2go North America. In this position, DeLong will take on day-to-day management responsibility for car2go North America, including the local and regional operations across the U.S. and Canada. Based in Austin, Texas, DeLong will report directly into Roland Keppler, COO of moovel GmbH.
DeLong has been with car2go North America since the company's first North American market was introduced in Austin, Texas in 2009, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, DeLong was integral in the creation and execution of strategic marketing campaigns across North America.
"As car2go opens this new chapter, the moovel Executive Team and I are confident that Paul is the right person to lead the company forward," said Roland Keppler, COO of moovel GmbH. "He has a proven leadership history with car2go, where he has rolled up his sleeves more than once to provide strategic clarity, inspire collaboration, and drive innovation at a large scale. We believe that his passion for the business will set us up for more focused growth, and ensure that car2go continues to deliver the best car2go experience for our members and the communities we operate in."
"car2go has truly revolutionized the world in helping people get from Point A to Point B with ease, and I couldn't be more honored to have been given the opportunity to lead such a great company," said Paul DeLong." car2go is a company that is, truly, changing lives. Our goal is to continue to help cities move forward, solve real transportation issues, and enable our members to get from Point A to Point B in a way that exceeds their expectations, and earns their trust every single day."
Prior to joining car2go, DeLong spent 12 years at Daimler Trucks of North America based in Portland, Oregon, where he held several roles from regional sales, product marketing and product strategy to vocational marketing and custom application engineering specifically across leading Daimler Trucks brands, including Sterling Truck, Western Star, and Freightliner LLC.
Today, car2go is seen in 15 markets in North America with access to over 6,000 vehicles. car2go's global operation is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with over 1,000,000 registered members to date in 29 markets with access to over 13,000 vehicles.
About car2go N.A. LLC
car2go N.A. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation and a brand of moovel GmbH, offers an innovative mobility solution in rapidly growing urban areas via a point-to-point carsharing network of eco-friendly smart fortwo vehicles around the world. A flexible and "on demand" mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the "first and last mile" of a member's commute. Today, car2go's global operation is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with more than 1,000,000 registered members with shared access to 13,000 vehicles across 29 locations around the world.
The innovation and environmental sustainability of car2go have earned international acclaim, including "Best Carshare" from the Vancouver Courier, "2014 Best CarSharing App" from Best of D.C., recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the "Greater Austin Business Award" for its positive impact on the city's traffic, and the prestigious "2010 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Further information on car2go is available at car2go.com and media.daimler.com/ms/car2go/e.
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, banking services and innovative mobility services. The company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, Thomas Built Buses, moovel and car2go. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2014, the Group sold 2.5 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 279,972 people; revenue totaled €129.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.
SOURCE car2go North America LLC
For further information: Adrianne Andang, car2go N.A., LLC (Austin, Texas), 512-428-6233, Adrianne.Andang@Daimler.com, https://www.car2go.com