IRVINE, Calif.—Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran telematics executive Jason Penkethman as its Chief Product Officer, reporting to Chief Technology Officer, Rick Gruenhagen. In this role, Penkethman will lead the next wave of innovation for Spireon’s products and platform, creating vehicle connectivity solutions that maximize customer value.
“We are thrilled to have Jason join the Spireon team. He is an accomplished product leader with deep telematics experience in the wireless, transportation and data markets,” said Rick Gruenhagen, CTO at Spireon. “Jason will drive further innovation across our existing product lines and develop exciting new solutions to provide greater value for our customers.”
Penkethman brings extensive experience in telematics, mobile and cloud-based technologies. Prior to joining Spireon, he played a central role at Telogis leading their connected vehicle product initiatives with major automotive companies such as GM and Ford, including expansion into new verticals and international markets.
"The connected vehicle industry is one of the fastest growth areas in the technology sector, and Spireon is in a perfect position to deliver market-leading solutions that will transform the automotive experience and create exceptional value for businesses and consumers alike,” said Penkethman. “I welcome the opportunity to join an amazing team of industry experts at Spireon as we drive the next generation of connected vehicle solutions.”
Prior to Telogis, Penkethman was VP Product Management and Marketing at Comtech, focused on navigation and telematics, and Corporate VP Engineering at Smith Micro leading mobile enterprise software development. Penkethman has also held mobile device technology leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Motorola and has international experience working in Finland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Spireon, Inc. is the industry’s leading open connected vehicle company, providing businesses and consumers with powerful Big Data insights to track, manage and protect their most valuable assets. The award-winning Spireon NSpire open platform delivers rich information from any GPS connected vehicle or asset, converting that information into actionable insight. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Spireon’s open connected vehicle platform now supports more than 3 million active subscribers across the company’s growing suite of product offerings for new and used car dealers, lenders and financial institutions, rental car agencies, insurers, consumers, and fleet, trailer and asset management companies.
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