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TRUX Names Tech Veteran Jay Pennington as CTO

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 19, 2020 -  Trux™, the leader in dump truck logistics technology, today announced that Jay Pennington has joined the team as Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Pennington will lead technical strategy, software architecture and product development efforts at Trux. Working with the product leadership team, he will also help define product strategy and assist in directing the Trux product roadmap. 

“Our mission at Trux is to modernize the construction industry—a sector largely left behind by technology—through innovative software that efficiently manages logistics,” said Bart Ronan, CEO of Trux. “With Jay joining the team, we can deliver even more advanced technology offerings to further optimize the hauling process.”

Most recently, Pennington was Senior Vice President of Product Development at Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses. He has held a variety of leadership positions managing the growth of technical operations, experience design, and R&D teams at not only Bullhorn but Thomson-Reuters and US Bank. A 23-year veteran of product technology and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Pennington is an expert at delivering world-class SaaS products at scale, growing development organizations through mentorship, coaching and influence, and leading technical innovation in product and software architecture. Most notably, he successfully: 

  • Grew Bullhorn’s engineering function from 30-person team to more than 275 people – encompassing a 15+ product portfolio, 40 sprint teams, and operations staff over colocated, AWS cloud and Azure cloud infrastructures.
  • Bootstrapped and directed Bullhorn’s enterprise software architecture function to a team of 25, led by a technical executive and operating as a matrixed center of excellence across the business.
  • Facilitated technical diligence for company acquisition targets and integrated global talent through 9 acquisitions in a 3 year period.
  • Led e-commerce development for global Thomson-Reuters research and analysis products.

“For the past six years, Trux has helped countless material producers, trucking companies, and contractors overhaul their trucking operations,” said Pennington. “As CTO, I plan to build on this accomplishment by creating a robust product roadmap and leveraging my deep technical experience to deliver the best trucking platform on the market.”

Trux is currently looking for qualified candidates to join their team as a senior business analytics manager and staff accountant. To learn more about the company and apply for these positions, visit TRUXnow.com.

About Trux

Trux  is the leading dump truck logistics platform designed for material producers, fleet owners and contractors. The cloud-based software connects contractors and material producers with the nation’s largest network of technology-enabled haulers. Trux users realize significant gains in the profitability of their logistics services through more efficient operations, better customer experience, and improved visibility into operations.