Zonar announces new CEO and leadership team

Zonar announced the new Connected tablet last OctoberZonar announced the new Connected tablet last October

Zonar announced that Ian McKerlich has taken over as president and CEO. McKerlich had been serving as president at Zonar, and succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from the majority investment stake in Zonar by Continental AG.

Brinton remains with the organization as a strategic advisor.

“The entire team at Zonar is focused on continued innovation and modernization of connected intelligence solutions for commercial transportation so that we meet fleets’ evolving safety, efficiency and compliance needs,” said McKerlich. “With an expanding leadership team and support from Continental AG, we’ve dramatically improved our ability to do just that.”

In addition to McKerlich’s new role, Zonar has promoted technology industry veteran Larry Jordan to senior vice president of product management. Jordan is responsible for managing all Zonar products across their lifecycle. One example is the Zonar Connect tablet and platform announced in October.

Zonar has also hired Arun Jacob as vice president of software development and Chad Maglaque as vice president of program and partner management.

Jacob has built and led the delivery of products and services Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney Company, Evri.com, Vulcan and others.  At Zonar he will be in charge of software development, where he will lead engineering teams to deliver Zonar applications and APIs.

Maglaque joins Zonar with over 20 years of experience managing large-scale products and services for fast-paced start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Walmart Labs, Macy’s and Internet-pioneer RealNetworks.  At Zonar Maglaque will be responsible for program management, product delivery and managing the company’s partner programs.