Brian McLaughlin was named CEO to lead ipDatatel and Resolution Products, which merged in 2017. As CEO of the company, now to be called IPR Inc., McLaughlin will be responsible for all aspects of the business, based out of the company’s Hudson, Wis., headquarters.

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

Phil Clough, managing general partner, ABS Capital, said, “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.”

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. 

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.