GPS Insight, a GPS fleet tracking company, has signed a lease to relocate its corporate headquarters at Henkel Corporate Center, 19001 N. Scottsdale Rd.
GPS Insight is a leading technology provider of GPS fleet tracking software for fleet-based companies. They utilize high quality GPS hardware and add the customization and enhancements which fleet-based companies demand. GPS Insight leased 49,571 SF of space at the prestigious property for a term of approximately seven years. The firm plans to relocate in October from 21803 N. Scottsdale Rd. This lease brings the 348,000 SF building to 95 percent occupancy.
“Rob Donat and his team were great to work with. We set out to find the ideal location for GPS to grow their company and build a collaborative and innovative culture,” said Matt Coxhead, director with Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona. “It is exciting to see GPS find that cool, cutting edge space to help them achieve these goals and establish themselves with a major presence in Scottsdale. I look forward to many great things from them in future.”
Coxhead and Ryan Bartos of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented GPS Insight in the lease negotiations. Steve Corney and Andrew Medley of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the owner/landlord of the property, Henkel/The Dial Corporation.
More than 5,000 North Phoenix schoolchildren – some of whom have never even seen a toothbrush – will receive their own dental health kits during the 2013-14 school year, thanks to the generosity of Henkel, an international manufacturing corporation with offices in Scottsdale.
Through their MIT corporate project, Making an Impact upon Tomorrow, Henkel awarded $7,500 to John C. Lincoln’s Desert Mission Children’s Dental Clinic. It is the first time Henkel has supported John C. Lincoln’s community services.
The funds will be used to purchase the components of Desert Mission’s SMILE kits that include a toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste and dental hygiene education in both English and Spanish.
The kits, assembled by John C. Lincoln volunteers, are distributed by a dental hygienist who visits 15 elementary schools in the John C. Lincoln service area and screens children for dental health.
Children with dental health issues – which can range from cavities to serious abscesses – are referred to the Children’s Dental Clinic for care if they are uninsured or underinsured. Approximately 8,000 children are screened during the school year.
“This grant will make a huge difference for children in our service area, some of whom have urgent dental needs,” said John C. Lincoln Health Foundation CEO Marcia Mintz. “We are extremely grateful to Henkel for their generosity.”
Scottsdale-based Henkel Consumer Goods has a new leader. The company’s German owner, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, announced today that Stefan Sudhoff, corporate senior vice president of cosmetics and toiletries at Henkel, has been given the job formerly held by Brad Casper.
Casper left the company abruptly in August. A statement from the company at the time said Casper was leaving to pursue other opportunities.
Casper was temporarily replaced by Georg Baratta, corporate vice president and general manager of the company’s home care and laundry division in Germany.
Sudhoff has been working with Henkel Cosmetics in various positions for almost 25 years. He headed the company’s body care strategic business unit and the Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe regions. He also has been responsible for the strategic steering of the North American Henkel Cosmetics business since 2006.
“I am very pleased to appoint Stefan as head of our consumer goods business in North America. He has longstanding and successful global experience at Henkel,” said Hans Van Bylen, member of the Henkel Management Board. “North America is one of our most important markets, and I am sure that Stefan and his entire team will work to drive our consumer goods business forward in this important region.”
Henkel Consumer Goods markets such brands as Dial soaps, Purex laundry detergents, Renuzit air fresheners and Right Guard antiperspirants. Henkel purchased The Dial Corporation in 2004.