Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless
applications and business solutions announced Oct. 1 the appointment of Robert
P. Denaro as vice president and general manager of its North American Business
Solutions Unit. Denaro will leverage his extensive background in the
positioning, location and mapping industry to expand Navigation Technologies'
business in the GIS, Fleet and Enterprise markets. He will be based in the
company's Chicago headquarters and will report to John MacLeod, executive vice
president, North America and World Markets.
"Navigation Technologies sees the importance of the GIS, Fleet and
Enterprise markets, and the addition of Bob Denaro to our senior management
team will help us bolster our presence in each of those segments," said
MacLeod. "Bob has nearly three decades of experience and we will look to his
strategic leadership and vast industry knowledge to expand and improve our
operations. Bob will be a tremendous asset to our organization."
Denaro joins Navigation Technologies from Rand McNally & Co., where he was
senior vice president, general manager of Global Business Solutions,
responsible for a broad range of business-to-business applications and
consumer technology products and services, including the Internet and four
"I am excited to join Navigation Technologies at a time when navigation,
location-based services and location-aware enterprise solutions are coming of
age," said Denaro. "With our nationwide continental U.S. coverage and
extensive integration tools, I look forward to help our enterprise customers
realize fast returns on investment with spatial data."
Prior to joining Rand McNally, Denaro was vice president and director of
Motorola's Consumer Telematics Products, a division he launched after five
years heading the company's GPS business. The unit introduced the first
integration of wireless data cellular phones, GPS and real-time computation
that included automotive standards.
Earlier in his career, Denaro launched Trimble Navigation's Fleet
Management and Vehicle Tracking Division and served as co-founder and vice
president of TAU Corporation, an industrial software products company. He
started his career in the United States Air Force, where he served for nine
years, the last of which were in the Research and Development Global
Positioning System Joint Program Office as a USAF Captain.
Denaro holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Sciences (Astronautics)
from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
from the USAF Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Systems
Management from the University of Southern California.
About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation and
location-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was
founded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's 1,200 employees are in
over 100 offices in 18 countries. For more information, visit