SecureSystem Adds Automotive Industry Leader to its Global Advisory Board

Today, SecureSystem announced that Carl-Peter Forster, Board Member of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars, and former group CEO at Tata Motors and CEO and President of GM Europe, has joined our Global Advisory Board.

“It’s hard to over-state the knowledge and experience Carl-Peter brings to our board,” said Tom Ziemba, SecureSystem CEO. “As we prepare to launch new products, grow our data analytics services, and expand our reach into the global supply chain, Carl-Peter’s guidance will be invaluable.”

SecureSystem transforms standard shipping containers – and their cargo — into smart, connected assets that increase security, efficiency, and in-transit visibility. SecureSystem creates smart containers through a combination of sensors, redundant communication links, and patented personalized access control. A cloud-based Trust Center allows global monitoring and data integration into clients’ information management systems.

Previously announced Global Advisory Board members from aspects of industry and government central to SecureSystem’s growth strategy include:

  • Dave Abel, Co-Founder of Prime Vector, Inc, an automation and artificial intelligence operations company, former general manager of IBM Global Business Services, former Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Max Holtzman, Principal at Pontos Aqua Advisory, Vice Chairman of Capitol Peak Asset Management, and former Senior Advisor to the United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Marco Lopez, senior advisor to Grupo Carso, Latin American trade and security executive and former chief of staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • General Douglas Lute (Ret.), CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Assistant to Presidents Bush and Obama
  • Tom Winkowski, former Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)



Carl-Peter Forster started his career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in 1982 after having been awarded Diplomas in Economics and in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1986 he joined BMW in Munich in its Engineering Department. He was appointed to BMW’s Executive Board in 1999 as head of global manufacturing. In 2001, he joined the European division of General Motors and became Managing Director of Opel and Vice President of GM Europe. In 2006 he was promoted to CEO and President of GM Europe and joined the parent company’s Global Automotive Strategy Board. After leaving General Motors, he became Group CEO at Tata Motors, where he was responsible for the Indian operations as well as for Jaguar Land Rover. Since 2012 he built a portfolio career by joining the boards of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars, IMI Plc as well as Chemring Plc – the latter as Chairman. He also has invested and is actively engaged in various start-up companies.

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