Massachusetts-based Arch Wireless Inc., a wireless messaging and mobile information firm, has appointed John P. Boyko as director of its transportation unit, which provides wireless data and two-way Internet messaging to trucking fleets and other transportation companies.

Boyko brings 20 years of transportation industry experience to Arch Wireless and joined the company from Exel Direct, where he was director of business development.

Prior to joining Exel Direct, Boyko was a director of national accounts at Fleet Transport Company in Brentwood, TN. He also worked for Shell Oil Company for 15 years in various sales and marketing management positions.