Enterprise Software Veteran to Lead Next Phase of Growth

Beachwood, Ohio – Trimble Transportation Inc., the largest developer and integrator of enterprise management software designed specifically for the trucking industry, today announced the appointment of David W. Wangler to the post of President and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Ken Thompson, who announced his retirement. Thompson will continue to serve as a member of TMW’s Board of Directors.

Wangler, 44, brings more than two decades of experience in the supply chain and manufacturing software arena to TMW. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Bedford, Mass.-based SupplyWorks Inc., where he succeeded in transforming the Internet technology company into an aggressive on-demand enterprise applications business. He has also held senior executive positions in global sales and marketing for a variety of supply chain and logistics software providers, including Baan (SSA Global), SKYVA International and the Wonderware Corporation. Wangler holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

“David has earned a solid reputation as a passionate leader and team builder who achieves quantifiable results and exceeds objectives,” said Tom Weisz, Chairman of Trimble Transportation. “His extensive knowledge of technology-based solutions and business savvy are a perfect fit for enhancing our leadership position in the trucking technology marketplace.” 

“TMW has established a legacy of excellence and innovation as the leading provider of technology solutions for trucking companies,” said Wangler. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the entire TMW team – both customers and staff – in continuing and improving the excellent customer relations, accelerating the company’s growth and broadening its solution footprint.” 

About Trimble Transportation 
Founded in 1983, Trimble Transportation, Inc. is the largest developer and integrator of enterprise management software designed specifically for the trucking industry. Leveraging the organization’s hands-on expertise in trucking and technology, TMW’s products – including TMWSuiteTM for Windows® and TL2000 AS/400 platform – enable carriers to easily integrate vital real-time data from every facet of their operations into a single system to maximize dispatch efficiency, improve productivity and customer service and enhance profitability. Based in Beachwood, Ohio, TMW currently serves more than 560 customers globally, including in North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit or call 800.401.6682.