SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With an increasing focus on digital transformation, artificial intelligence and a data-driven customer experience, Booster™, the leading tech-driven mobile energy delivery company, today announces Andrew Hamel as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Hamel, a former senior executive at Amazon and a recognized leader in digital transformation strategies, will lead product, engineering and design.
“Last-mile transportation has historically relied on low-technology, antiquated solutions for energy needs,” said Frank Mycroft, Booster CEO and founder. “Booster’s data-driven energy network helps fleets win with technology at our core, and there’s no better leader to accelerate this vision than Andrew. With his strong track record of driving customer delight through scalable operating systems, Andrew is known for simplifying processes and blending the digital with the physical.”
Hamel joins an expanding leadership team; in March, Booster announced the appointment of three new vice presidents as the company continues to grow and scale its operations. Next month, the company will announce expansion into four new markets, cementing its footprint coast-to-coast across the U.S.
Hamel’s appointment reflects the company’s ongoing investment in taking a digital-first approach through the adoption of advanced technologies from artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning. He will work closely with John Tokash, Senior Director of Engineering, to develop technology initiatives and integrate digital optimization efforts across the company's portfolio of energy-agnostic delivery services.
“Andrew’s expertise in leveraging technology to deliver a robust customer experience and strong bottom-line results makes him uniquely qualified to lead our technology team,” said Tokash. “His experience will be key to driving the innovation necessary to elevate Booster to the next level.”
“I am excited to join Booster, which is working with some of the world’s largest brands to accelerate the energy transition through mobile fueling,” Hamel said. “I look forward to immersing myself in the business, focusing on the customer, and collaborating with leadership to help grow and transform the business.”
Hamel spent more than a decade with Amazon, where he led development of customer experience and the company’s recommendation engines, search function, and other machine-learning strategies. He comes to Booster from LivePerson, where he served as executive vice president, Operations and Emerging AI Businesses, responsible for leading the technology team working to create more natural digital interactions between customers and AI.
Booster is a tech-driven mobile energy delivery company on a mission to fuel the energy transition. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Booster delivers conventional and renewable fuels directly to fleet vehicles nationwide, lowering carbon emissions, reducing costs, and providing access to renewable fuels. At a time when the urgent desire to transition to a more sustainable energy future is far outpacing the development of infrastructure, Booster provides a critical solution for Amazon, Imperfect Foods, UPS, and hundreds of other customers — no filling stations, truck stops, or off-route trips required. For more information, visit boosterusa.com.