Xata Names Bruce McPheeters General Counsel
MINNEAPOLIS, July 2, 2012—Today, Xata Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA) named Bruce McPheeters as the company’s general counsel. McPheeters most recently held the position of general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president at Lawson Software, Inc., based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where for 12 years he was responsible for all legal matters for this global enterprise software provider.
“Bruce’s expertise in the legal and technology fields is highly valued,” says Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer, Xata. “He is an incredibly strong addition to Xata’s executive team as we continue to deliver industry-leading mobile compliance and fleet management software solutions to our customers.”
McPheeters will join Xata’s executive team alongside Coughlan; Steve Chamberlain, executive vice president, field operations; Scott Meyer, chief marketing & strategy officer; and Odell Tuttle, chief technology officer.
Prior to joining Lawson Software, Inc., McPheeters was in private law practice for 18 years, focusing on software, securities, and mergers & acquisitions, most recently as a principal at the Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm in Minneapolis, Minn., where he also served on the firm’s board of directors.
McPheeters received an engineering degree, with distinction, from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Southern California Law School, where he was a member and editor of Southern California Law Review.
McPheeters’ predecessor, Wes Fredenburg, served as Xata’s general counsel for four years and left the company June 1. “Wes left Xata on excellent terms after he was presented with an opportunity he couldn’t pass up in an area he is extremely passionate about: international markets,” Coughlan says. “We are happy for Wes and thank him for his years of service to Xata.”
Xata Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA) delivers mobile compliance and fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry, resulting in a previously unattainable level of mobile fleet optimization for its customers. Xata Turnpike is leading the trucking industry’s migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. It is a low-cost and easy-to-install solution that runs on consumer grade smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds-- devices most often owned by drivers themselves. Xata is the only company with compliance partnerships with all three of the major mobile platform providers in the trucking industry – AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
Xata’s software helps drivers and fleets comply with governmental regulations, keeping drivers on the job. Xata makes it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction.
For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282.