XRS Adds Two Leadership Positions, Names Christian Schenk SVP for Business
Development & Strategy
Moves Highlight the Company's Focus on Product Innovation, Customer
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 -- XRS Corporation
(NASDAQ: XRSC), the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, announced
today that it has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice
president, product management, and experienced software engineer
Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also
appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new, critical
leadership role as senior vice president, business development and
"As XRS expands its pioneering lead in the mobile marketplace, we are
committed to aligning our leadership team to support continued growth
and success," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and CEO, XRS Corporation.
"Christian, Arvind and Jon have each demonstrated their creativity
and strategic guidance in our industry, and all three will be
critically important leaders as XRS continues to break new ground in
the mobile trucking intelligence segment."
Jon Van Winkle
Van Winkle brings nearly 20 years of experience in transportation and
logistics, online services, SaaS, knowledge management, health care,
aerospace and defense to his new role at XRS. Before joining the
company, Van Winkle was director of product management for Qualcomm's
Omnitracs Division, where he led the product definition and business
plan for its flagship transportation management product. Jon received
the NPTC's Certified Transportation Planner (CTP) designation in
At XRS, Van Winkle will be responsible for all aspects of strategic
direction and oversight around the innovation, development and
maintenance of XRS product offerings including NXT, the company's new
collaboration with Verizon Wireless and Samsung Mobile. He will
report to company president, chief operating officer & chief
technology officer, Brendan Reidy.
"XRS is in a vanguard position within the fleet telematics
marketplace and has successfully defined an entirely new category of
mobile trucking technology," said Van Winkle. "I am excited to help
lead such a progressive company with incredible potential for future
product innovation and growth."
Sharma is an experienced technical leader with more than 20 years of
experience in software architecture, design and product development,
with an emphasis on mobile technologies. Most recently, Sharma was
director of software architecture, unified communications for
Riverbed Technology. He has also served as a lead software engineer
and architect for prominent Internet and telecommunications companies
such as Yahoo!, Motorola, Lucent Technologies and Clarus Systems.
In his new role at XRS, Sharma will oversee all aspects of software
development and architecture and lead the XRS engineering team in
designing, testing and implementing new products and product
enhancements. He will report to company president, chief operating
officer & chief technology officer, Brendan Reidy.
"I am pleased to be working with XRS because this is a company on the
rise," Sharma said. "XRS is pioneering a new way of thinking about
fleet telematics, and there is incredible potential to provide real
and lasting value to the entire industry."
Schenk has been with XRS (formerly Xata Corporation) since 2010 and
has successfully led the company's rebranding and repositioning as
the premier provider of mobile trucking intelligence solutions. He is
known throughout the industry for his technology expertise, extensive
knowledge and in-depth, hands-on experience in process management,
business development and transportation logistics. Schenk is also an
active member of several industry boards and councils, including CTIA
-- The Wireless Association.
In his new role, Schenk will continue to drive the company's efforts
to boost recognition for and availability of the XRS solution in the
market through direct and indirect channel marketing, as well as
through partnerships and alliances. Schenk will work closely with
product management, sales and marketing in fueling the company's
growth strategy. He will report to XRS' executive vice president of
field operations, Jim DeSocio.
"I am proud of what we have accomplished at XRS in creating an
entirely new platform that has been embraced enthusiastically by the
trucking industry," said Schenk. "I look forward to working with the
rest of the leadership team to boost our market penetration and
ensure further adoption of the XRS solution throughout North
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation, the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, delivers
software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain
regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. Data-driven
intelligence for compliance and performance is the new competitive
edge for trucking operations, and XRS is leading the trucking
industry's migration to mobile devices by offering products with no
upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged
handhelds. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major
wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking
industries. Through our mobile products, fleet managers, dispatchers
and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help lower costs,
increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations, and
improve customer satisfaction -- all through their mobile devices.
For more information, visit www.xrscorp.com or call 1-800-745-9282.
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