Masternaut strengthens R&D team
Masternaut strengthens R&D team with appointment of Nicola Consolati and Simon Wavish
Masternaut, Europe’s leading telematics provider, has today announced two new additions to its research and development team, with the appointments of Nicola Consolati as Head of R&D Operations and Simon Wavish as Head of Custom Systems.
Joining Masternaut from TomTom and Accenture, respectively, their appointments mark the further strengthening of Masternaut’s product development strategy. In his new role Nicola will be chartered with driving operational excellence across R&D, with responsibility for program and release management, quality assurance and key customer support channels. Simon is tasked with managing the portfolio of strategic custom development and system integration programs, which is a key growth area for Masternaut in the larger, enterprise, customer space.
Both will report to Masternaut’s Chief Technology Officer, Alex Rothwell, who joined the company in April last year.
Commenting on his new role, Nicola said: “The telematics sector is a hugely dynamic, fast-moving space; the opportunity to join a business at the forefront of market innovation – and to be backed by a 100-strong team in doing so – is an exciting prospect.
Simon added: “As an organisation Masternaut demonstrates a great commitment – not only to innovation in the sector but also to delivering an exemplary level of service to its global customer base. I look forward to working closely with Alex, Nicola and the rest of the team to enable these customers to continue to benefit from the broad range of business benefits facilitated by Masternaut’s solutions.”
Martin Hiscox, Chairman and CEO of Masternaut, said: “Coming from a series of senior leadership positions, Nicola joins Masternaut with extensive experience heading-up large development teams, while Simon brings with him the experience to further bolster Masternaut’s ability to deliver large-scale enterprise solutions. We’re delighted to welcome them into what is the largest telematics R&D team in Europe.”
Both engineering graduates, Nicola and Simon have extensive experience in the field. Nicola began his career as a developer in a networks and telecommunications consultancy company, before taking up his post at TomTom in 2005 where he held a series of senior-level leadership roles.
Simon held a number of senior positions at Racal before joining Symbian in 2000 where he led large scale mobile phone programs for customers including Nokia, Samsung and Siemens. He joins from Accenture where he was running large global delivery programs from sites in Europe and Asia.