Coretex, a New Zealand-based company that is focused on fleet safety and management technology with a U.S. subsidiary, Coretex USA Inc., based in San Diego, announced the appointment of a new CEO June 12, following what it says was an extensive global search. William Payne, currently chief information officer at Boral, will take over as CEO Aug. 1. Retiring CEO and founder Selwyn Pellett will remain on the Coretex board as a nonexecutive director.
Payne comes to Coretex with experience as a chief information officer and chief strategy officer for companies in Australia, Europe and the United States. He most recently led the creation and implementation of a digital strategy at Boral, reshaping the company’s information technology function into Boral Digital Solutions and making it a pivotal element of the organization’s future business strategy.
Mark Giles, Coretex chairman, says Payne’s appointment is a significant move for the company. “Coretex is positioned strongly for international growth in our key markets and we believe William has the skills, experience and vision to drive that growth.”
Pellett agrees, saying, “William’s strategically focused vision and personal passion for optimizing transportation and supply chains made him the unanimous choice. We are excited that we have found a visionary leader for the next stage of this journey.”
Payne says he is looking forward to beginning his new position with Coretex. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead Coretex on the next phase of its growth. Access to key information, for the right people, at the right time, is more important than ever for businesses seeking to keep their employees safe, drive productivity, all the while delivering great customer service,” says Payne. “I believe my real-world experience driving this value across numerous industries will significantly help accelerate the company's vision of a safer, greener, more productive world."