Richard Lilwall to succeed Andy Walters as CEO of Quartix Vehicle Tracking
Quartix has appointed Richard Lilwall as the successor to Andy Walters, who is retiring as CEO but will remain on the board.
Walters co-founded Quartix in 2001 and has provided 20 years of service as managing director and CEO.
He will remain on the board as a non-executive director but will be succeeded as CEO by Richard Lilwall, currently VP and European managing director of Teletrac Navman.
Lilwall has a degree in civil engineering from Kingston University and started his career in project management and consultancy before setting up his own company, ACT Communications (UK), in January 2002.
The vehicle tracking distributorship was subsequently acquired by Navman Wireless in 2011 and Lilwall progressed rapidly from major accounts executive to head of enterprise in 2014, before becoming managing director of Teletrac Navman Automotive in January 2017.
In June 2018 he was promoted to his current position as VP and European managing director for Teletrac Navman.
Andy Walters commented: “I have followed Richard’s progress with interest over the past 20 years. He created a very successful telematics distributorship early in his career and has excelled at every role he has undertaken since then. I am delighted that he has now agreed to join us as CEO. Richard is passionate about the potential in the telematics market and I know that he will be an excellent fit within the company’s culture.”
Richard Lilwall added: “I am proud and excited to be joining the team at Quartix. Having spent 20 years in the tracking and telematics business, I have observed the success of Quartix over that time. To be joining and leading this organisation is a real honour and I am confident we can continue and accelerate the growth trajectory.”