SkyBitz Appoints Two Key Industry Executives
HERNDON, Va. – March 21, 2012 – SkyBitz announced two key appointments to its executive team that are intended to strengthen the company's position as the leading remote asset tracking and information management solutions provider. Uday Shankar has been promoted to Vice President Product Development and Operations and Steve AuBuchon joins SkyBitz as its new Vice President of Marketing and Product Line Management.
In his new role, Mr. Shankar is responsible for the overall product strategy and planning; product realization, implementation and deployment, network and field operations; and functional management of the technical teams to achieve SkyBitz’s objectives and drive market success. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless and network applications development lifecycle. Mr. Shankar joined SkyBitz in 1999 and has held numerous positions in the company, such as Director, Software Engineering, leading design, development and operations of the communications and software infrastructure, software applications and integration services. Since 2009, he served as Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Solutions at SkyBitz, working with customers and partners, developing customized solutions and assessing new technologies.
Mr. AuBuchon is responsible for all marketing and product line management at SkyBitz. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, sales, and business development, most recently as VP of Product Management at TerreStar Networks where his product team developed the industry’s first fully integrated cellular/satellite Smartphone. Prior to TerreStar, Mr. AuBuchon was Vice President of Product Management at a “Mobile Marketing” start-up that developed a patented Embedded Mobile Advertising Platform which enabled the delivery of targeted content to the mobile device based on user’s interest, history and location. Mr. AuBuchon previously served as Vice President of Marketing at XO Communication where he managed numerous product launches, drove customer acquisition campaigns and managed customer retention programs. He has also held other executive and management positions at Verizon, MCI and AT&T.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS), is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 700 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz Insight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable, requiring no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com or the company blog at www.skybitz.com/blog.