ACTON, Mass. — Fontinalis Partners LLC has invested in Everyday Solutions Inc., a provider of GPS-driven school transportation information management systems.
Fontinalis is a Michigan-based transportation technology strategic investment firm. Ralph Booth, a founding partner, as well as chairman and CEO of Booth American Company, has been appointed to Everyday Solutions’ board of directors. Jay Wurts, president and CEO of Everyday Solutions, and the rest of his senior management team will continue to lead the company.
“Fontinalis has exceptional domain expertise and relationships within the transportation technology marketplace,” Wurts said. “Their commitment will allow us to accelerate our growth and expand our penetration in the K-12 school transportation market. I am excited to have Ralph Booth join our board and look forward to working with his team on upcoming strategic initiatives.”
“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with the Everyday Solutions team. Fontinalis’ mission is to invest in and assist firms which are providing transformational ideas and products devoted to solving the world’s most pressing environmental and mobility-oriented problems. We believe Everyday Solutions exemplifies the types of companies we are interested in partnering with," added William Clay Ford Jr., another founding partner of Fontinalis and executive chairman of Ford Motor Co.
Everyday Solutions was founded in 2000. Its patented technology delivers real-time school bus tracking and rider attendance data. This helps to ensure route and driver safety compliance which, in turn, enables transportation directors to better manage their operations, maximize efficiency and reduce costs, according to the company.