Merrill will be instrumental in helping to advance the HeadLight innovation to the transportation infrastructure community nationwide through statewide expansions
SEATTLE – July 24, 2019 – HeadLight, a transportation infrastructure software company, has hired Chelsea Merrill as National Strategic Account Executive to foster relationships with state and local departments of transportation as well as private sector firms nationwide. Merrill joins HeadLight with more than 13 years of experience overseeing external affairs for Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG). Her specialties in that role included policy analysis and representation for clients on transportation, environment, air quality, water resources management, and related issues, working closely with representatives from government agencies and other stakeholders.
Merrill’s vast infrastructure construction industry knowledge coupled with her years of understanding key business issues facing those in transportation construction has uniquely prepared her for solving the people side of technology business challenges and helping teams succeed with their innovation investments.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chelsea to our talented team,” said Si Katara, President and Co-founder of HeadLight. “She will play an integral role in the development of our client partnerships and how those partnerships can make a tremendous impact on the transportation infrastructure industry. Strong partnerships are a key component that drive market expansions similar to what we are currently experiencing in California.”
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) initially partnered with HeadLight to use their software for real-time data management on a widening project in the Bay Area and has continued to expand its use in the state on additional projects. HeadLight, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) inspection platform, compiles photo-based direct input from project inspectors on the job in real-time and is designed “exclusively for transportation construction agencies to gain easier, more effective and less-costly ways” for in-the-field project inspection and verification.
As National Strategic Account Executive, Merrill will lead with a focus on deepening relationships with current HeadLight clients, developing large-scale enterprise deployment strategies and continuing to drive growth of the HeadLight organization.
“I am absolutely honored to be joining the HeadLight family,” Merrill said. “HeadLight is a great example of an e-Construction provider that builds technology in collaboration with its customers and the opportunity to help drive the strategy from a customer impact perspective was extremely appealing to me. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and success bringing much needed innovation to the industry.”
HeadLight is a part of the growing e-Construction trend that focuses on using electronic tools during the transportation infrastructure construction process.
HeadLight, founded in 2005, delivers industry leading technology to transportation construction teams. Our photo-based inspection and verification technology enables clients to streamline and mobilize project inspections, communications, and documentation leading to superior project deliveries. The HeadLight platform has been used on transportation construction projects nationwide. Customers include large departments of transportation, top-tier consulting engineering firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and industry-related materials companies. For more information, please visit www.headlightiq.com