Barry J. Glick has been named chief executive officer for ALK Technologies. Glick brings more than 25 years of experience in the mapping, location, and navigation industry, including time at Navteq.
“We are very pleased to have Barry join ALK,” said Katherine Kornhauser, president of ALK Technologies. “We were looking for a CEO with a successful track record of leading fast growing technology companies. With his proven leadership experience in navigation and transportation, we know that Barry is the right person to guide ALK through its next growth phase.”
Glick was the founding CEO of GeoSystems Global Corp. in 1994, and led it through the development of the MapQuest.com consumer website. After selling the company to AOL/Time Warner in 2000, Glick become chairman & CEO of Webraska Mobile Technologies.
He also served as vice president of Internet, mobile and media products for Navteq, a global provider of maps, traffic and location data-enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising.
“I’m delighted and excited to be joining the team at ALK. The great success of the company’s PC*Miler and CoPilot products has just scratched the surface of the opportunities for future growth,” said Glick. “With the company’s strong team and technology base, ALK will be able to expand its role in providing high-value solutions using integrated location technology for transportation, asset management, logistics, location-based services and navigation.”
Glick serves as chairman of smartRealm LLC, and as a partner or board member at GeoCodex, LLC; Location, Inc.; Carillon Ventures, LLC; and Spatial Justice Resources, Inc.
“This is a market poised for enormous growth as real-time mobile location and computing technology is becoming integrated with back-office planning and management solutions,” Glick said. “ALK is uniquely positioned in both areas giving it a huge opportunity to lead the way to cost and time savings, safety improvements and energy conservation for our customers and partners.”