car2go N.A. LLC has appointed Paul DeLong to president and CEO of car2go North America. In this position, DeLong will take on day-to-day management responsibility for car2go North America, including the local and regional operations across the U.S. and Canada.
Based in Austin, Texas, DeLong will report directly to Roland Keppler, COO of moovel GmbH, according to the company.
DeLong has been with car2go since the company launched in Austin in 2009, where he served as chief marketing officer.
“As car2go opens this new chapter, the moovel Executive Team and I are confident that Paul is the right person to lead the company forward,” said Keppler. “He has a proven leadership history with car2go, where he has rolled up his sleeves more than once to provide strategic clarity, inspire collaboration and drive innovation at a large scale. ….”
Prior to joining car2go, DeLong spent 12 years at Daimler Trucks of North America, where he held several roles from regional sales, product marketing and product strategy to vocational marketing and custom application engineering.
“car2go has truly revolutionized the world in helping people get from Point A to Point B with ease, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been given the opportunity to lead such a great company,” said DeLong. “car2go is a company that is, truly, changing lives. Our goal is to continue to help cities move forward, solve real transportation issues and enable our members to get from Point A to Point B in a way that exceeds their expectations and earns their trust every single day.”
Today, car2go is seen in 15 markets in North America with access to over 6,000 vehicles, according to the company.