Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.
An industry veteran with more than 12 years of experience in executive sales roles, Burden will spearhead sales to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as reseller and channel segments, with an eye toward continued market growth and executing industry-leading go-to-market strategies.
Prior to joining Spireon, Burden was CEO of Blueprint Sales Solutions, an international consulting firm with a focus on the telematics industry. He also held the role of vice president of sales for 10 years at fleet tracking solution company Fleetmatics.
Spireon Inc. has appointed veteran telematics executive Jason Penkethman as its chief product officer, reporting to chief technology officer Rick Gruenhagen.
Prior to joining Spireon, Penkethman 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.
Prior to Telogis, Penkethman was vice president of product management and marketing at Comtech, focused on navigation and telematics, and corporate vice president of 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.