SEATTLE, Wash. — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology is celebrating a key addition to its executive team with the hire of Michael Gould as the new chief operating officer (COO).
As an accomplished executive leader with more than 30 years of experience, Gould most recently served as senior VP and general manager for technology consulting at Oracle. He is joining Zonar to direct and enhance its operational strategy and rapidly grow Zonar’s global reach in key markets.
“The industries we serve are at an inflection point, with rapidly changing technologies and moves to digitization, accelerating important changes to address the needs of fleets across the world,” said Ian McKerlich, president and CEO at Zonar. “We’re excited to have Mike on our team—his unique mix of transportation industry experience coupled with his experience leading teams to deliver enterprise IT solutions and transformation will help our team advance our mission of enhancing the safety, performance and success of our customers.”
Gould joins Zonar after leading successful wide-scale organizational change and progress within companies that include Oracle and Hewlett Packard. Gould specializes in cloud, hybrid and on-premise computing environments to help drive these changes in businesses.
Before joining Zonar, Gould led consulting services for North America at Oracle across commercial and public-sector business units. He also served as GM/VP for technology services consulting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Before shifting his career to information technology, Gould began his career designing and leading the manufacture of heavy trucks for Peterbilt Motors. He currently serves on the board of directors for Radiant Logistics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RLGT), a public company operating as a nonasset-based third party logistics provider.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a more exciting time in transportation technology, and I’m thrilled to be joining a company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of the vehicles on the road,” said Zonar COO Michael Gould. “Being a part of a worldwide technology company, Continental, and contributing to their mobility strategy gives Zonar the great opportunity to shape tomorrow´s mobility on a global level. Zonar is uniquely positioned to help its fleet customers achieve competitive advantages with best practices in safety, compliance and efficiency. At Zonar, we put customers first because when they succeed, we all succeed with safer roadways.”
Gould will focus on upleveling Zonar’s customer journey, updating the go-to-market strategy and developing scalable business processes and insights as Zonar expands its scale. He received a mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar’s mission is to enhance the safety, performance, and success of our customers by transforming the delivery of innovative insights for commercial fleets around the world. Zonar achieves this by helping fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking.
Cloud-based services with open API’s drive Zonar’s smart fleet solutions by making it easy for fleet owners and managers to stay connected to their fleets and drivers and operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. www.zonarsystems.com