IPR appoints new CEO following name change

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HUDSON, Wis.—IPR Inc., the new name for ipDatatel and Resolution Products, which merged last year, has announced its new CEO, Brian McLaughlin, who will be responsible for all aspects of the business based here.

“The board is delighted to have found an exceptionally experienced and successful executive to assume the leadership role for this world-class organization,” Robin Pederson, chairman of IPR, said in the announcement. “Brian is joining our talented management team and will lead the recently merged company through its next phase of growth.”

Brian McLaughlin was most recently president of the Transportation Mobility division of Trimble, a global connected transportation technology company. Prior to Trimble, McLaughlin was president of PeopleNet, which he joined in 2001 and was acquired by Trimble in 2011. In his leadership and management roles, McLaughlin has led high performing, global teams to achieve significant growth while transitioning to a SaaS business model. He has also helped to shape logistics industry policy on standards and worked with a number of industry organizations on other technology and safety initiatives. McLaughlin has an undergraduate degree in management from Miami University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

“It is a great honor to join this team of industry leaders,” McLaughlin said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to applying my insights to driving IPR’s vision, while increasing revenue and profitability for our independent security dealers and integrators. Providing the simplest and most complete solutions to help security professionals grow their opportunity is our number one goal.”

Phil Clough, managing general partner, ABS Capital, said in the announcement, “IPR has a long history of innovation and has brought dozens of firsts to the security industry. And Brian McLaughlin’s deep understanding of technology, market strategy and sales channels, along with his track record of delivering sustained, high growth, made him the obvious choice to lead this pioneering connected security company.”

Russell Vail and Brian Seemann, founders of ipDatatel and Resolution Products respectively, remain on IPR’s board of directors and will continue in key executive management roles.

The newly merged companies provide dealers with a complete security solution ranging from wireless sensors to alarm communicators and standalone wireless alarm system built for today’s security customer.