December 6, 2016 12:05 PM, EST

Zonar Names New CEO, Bolsters Tech Staff

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Zonar, a supplier of smart fleet management technology, has appointed Ian McKerlich the new CEO, succeeding Brett Brinton after Continental AG purchased a majority stake in it, the company announced Dec. 5.

Britton will remain as a strategic adviser.

“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.”

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Zonar also promoted technology industry veteran Larry Jordan to senior vice president of product management. Arun Jacob has been hired as vice president of software development and Chad Maglaque as vice president of program and partner management.

Jacob previously worked at Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney Co., and Maglaque has more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale products and services for companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Wal-Mart Labs, Macy’s and internet-pioneer RealNetworks.

“Adding experienced leaders such as Chad and Arun will improve our ability to quickly deliver Zonar products to customers and work with partners and application developers to make sure we meet all of their fleet management technology needs,” McKerlich said.