Industry guru shifts lanes

Matt Powell leaves Convergint to head ISS’s Transportation Group

ISS, a supplier of intelligent video solutions, has announced the appointment of Matt Powell as Managing Director, Transportation. Powell joins directly from systems integrator Convergint Technologies where he was Principal-Infrastructure Markets. He has enjoyed over two decades of experience in transportation technologies. Prior to Convergint, Powell developed ITS/DoT market strategies for Videolarm and Moog.

Reflecting the importance of the appointment and the major potential the transportation sector holds for ISS, Powell will report directly to the ISS Board of Directors.

“Matt is a remarkable individual,” said ISS Chairman Richard Burns. “Not only is he one of the most knowledgeable and respected individuals in the country on transportation technology solutions, but his end-user-oriented market approach has made him a fully trusted advisor to the industry. We believe that Matt, together with our full development and resource backing, will be able to make ISS a significant player in this arena.”

While working at Convergint, Powell worked as Principal–Transportation, developing and executing the strategy that transformed Convergint into the premier aviation integrator in the world. His team added more than 60 airport and 8 airline clients to Convergint’s client base over seven years. Powell additionally developed the transit and ITS sectors for Convergint, leading to growth in both markets. He is a regular speaker at industry events speaking on topics ranging from lessons learned to technology capabilities and has been featured in Mass Transit MagazineSecurity Info WatchAviation Pros, and many others.

Said Powell of his appointment: “ISS has a concept unlike any other in the solution space. They have an incredible range of technology solutions that are based on absolute innovation but grounded in practical reality and needs. I look forward immensely to connecting with the market and showcasing the ways that ISS can partner and solve critical challenges faced by integrators, end-users, and citizens.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to combine my experience with the capabilities of the team at ISS to develop a whole new generation of products,” added Powell. “The traditional providers of solutions in transportation are, in my opinion, beginning to look and feel a little tired. It’s time for a new wave of positive change.”

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