CHK America, the leading designer of customer information solutions for the U.S. transportation industry, today announced it has named transportation industry specialist Brian Frank to the newly created position of vice president, business development, reporting to CHK America CEO Rick Wood.
“As CHK America looks to expand its business in digital wayfinding solutions, Brian’s experience and knowledge will be a tremendous asset in forming our business development strategy,” commented Wood. “CHK America’s innovative new Connectpoint product line, led by the Interactive Touchscreen Kiosk and Digital Bus Stop, will have a significant impact on our industry and with Brian’s extensive skill set and longstanding relationships in the local, regional and national transportation sector, we will be well positioned to meet the anticipated demand.”
“I’m honored to be entrusted with developing this chapter of strategic expansion for CHK America and building the company’s digital products businesses,” added Frank. “I’m confident that Rick and the CHK America team’s innovation and creativity will continue to revolutionize the transportation industry and I’m delighted to be on the team that will play an integral role in that transformation.”
In his new role, Frank will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic expansion plans for CHK America’s digital assets and for executing its sales process from initiation to closing. Charged with crafting product presentations for its groundbreaking Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stops, Interactive Touchscreen Kiosks and Smart City digital signage, all based on the company’s proprietary software, Frank will collaborate with existing clientele and third party vendors as well as forge new relationships with municipalities throughout the United States to drive adoption of CHK America’s digital wayfinding products.
With over 20 years of transportation industry expertise to draw from, Frank joins CHK America from Integrated Systems Research Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions, where, for the past five years, he has served as vice president of business development and government affairs. In that position, Frank was charged with directing the company’s global business development and government affairs, including spearheading efforts in delivery, support, and project management; delivering complex intelligent transportation system projects and in establishing the strategic partnerships necessary to win and deliver specific contracts.
Prior to his role at Integrated Systems Research Corporation, Frank served as strategic solutions account executive at Trapeze Group, creators of software solutions and services for public transportation, school, taxi and non-emergency medical transportation providers. In this position, Frank collaborated on the education of clients with regard to long-term technology plans, including identifying resources and grant funding for projects, and also presented technology discussions at industry conferences to maintain company name recognition while also expanding relationships with key decision makers.
Previously, Frank managed multiple facets of paratransit services as project manager for Laidlaw Transit and also served as general manager for both Badger Care-A-Vans, Inc. and Badgerland Charter, a private transportation provider.