Management

Zonar names new chief operating officer

Posted on July 31, 2014
Vikas Jain comes to Zonar with a long background in the transportation, automotive and M2M (machine to machine) industries.

Vikas Jain comes to Zonar with a long background in the transportation, automotive and M2M (machine to machine) industries.

SEATTLE — Vikas Jain has joined transportation technology supplier Zonar as chief operating officer.

Zonar officials said that for the past 20 years, Jain has been advancing the boundaries of technology and innovation in the transportation, automotive and M2M (machine to machine) industries.

Company officials also said that Jain joins Zonar’s executive team at a time of unprecedented business growth and will play an integral role in continuing to drive the overall business strategy for continued growth, including mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Zonar, Jain held several leadership positions spanning sales, engineering, operations and corporate development in the commercial transportation, automotive and M2M industries. Most recently, while serving as the vice president and general manager at Omnitracs, he launched a new generation of cloud-based services through the acquisition and subsequent management of FleetRisk Advisors and Sylectus.

Jain also played an active role in the divesture of Omnitracs from Qualcomm for $800 million in November 2013.

Prior to Qualcomm, Jain was the director of sales at Sierra Wireless, where he was responsible for leading the automotive business in North America. He has also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer at PeopleNet.

“We are excited to welcome Vikas to the Zonar team,” CEO Brett Brinton said. “Vikas brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and success within the transportation telematics industry. We look forward to his vision and insight as we continue to grow and innovate to serve the needs of commercial and public fleets.”

Jain has won numerous industry awards. Most recently, under his leadership, FleetRisk Advisors won the IBM Business Analytics Excellence Award for ROI Achievement in 2013.

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