Helsinki, Finland — March 23, 2017 — IndoorAtlas Ltd.’s Board of Directors has appointed Erik Piehl as Chief Executive Officer and Founding CEO. Dr. Janne Haverinen will continue to serve on IndoorAtlas’ Board and focus on new innovations and development.
“This is the right time for Erik Piehl to become IndoorAtlas’ next Chief Executive Officer. We’ve selected a strong leader with solid commercial and software development expertise to grow IndoorAtlas into a global leader in the inbuilding location services,” said IndoorAtlas Chairwoman Inka Mero. “The global market opportunity for indoor mapping, navigation and discovery is exponential, and the IndoorAtlas technology offers disruptive advantages. Our next CEO needs to navigate in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for IndoorAtlas, and disrupting what needs to change. Erik is unique in his ability to understand global markets, technologies and direct vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and ecosystems to drive results” added Mero.
Piehl comes to IndoorAtlas from G-Cluster where he most recently served as CEO guiding the company from startup to a successful acquisition by a Softbank subsidiary. Piehl has over 20 years of building some of the industry’s most innovative solutions. “I joined IndoorAtlas because I believe their highly scalable technology has enormous potential as we can map every public building on earth, making everything inside discoverable – points of interests, people and assets” said Mr. Piehl. “I am even more convinced that IndoorAtlas is the future proof, foundational platform which can support various indoor hardware based solutions, including beacons, Wi-Fi, and others. The opportunities that lie ahead for IndoorAtlas are enormous and the ability to lead this next stage of the company is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating” added Piehl.
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