Navis Appoints Mark Welles VP of Sales in Japan and Asia Pacific

Written by Businesswire India | 26-02-2008 | Updated: Feb 27 2008, 17:35pm hrs
Navis, a Zebra Technologies company (NASDAQ:ZBRA) and the world's first company to automate marine terminal operating systems (TOS), today announced that Mark Welles will lead Navis' sales efforts in Japan and Asia Pacific. He brings more than 22 years of experience working for U.S.-based and regional software companies in Asia. Welles will oversee the Asia Pacific sales team, helping expand the regional sales pipeline and keep pace with demand for Navis' Terminal Operating Systems and Transport Node solutions.

"As shipping ports and line operators around the world race to apply advanced technology to increase their productivity and competitiveness, Mark will help us turn prospects into customers, negotiate comprehensive business deals, and build lasting business relationships," said Richard Harrison, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marine. "As Vice President of Sales, Mark will be a tremendous asset to Navis as we expand into Asia Pacific."

Welles joins Navis from TradeCard, which develops software to automate and integrate sourcing, finance and logistics to extend visibility and control of global transactions. As Vice President of Sales for Japan and Asia Pacific, Welles led TradeCard's regional business as part of the company's global expansion in Asia, North American and Europe. Welles has also held sales and product manager positions with Oracle, PeopleSoft, Infrontier and JD Edwards. Welles currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife and children.

"I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to work with a global market leader such as Navis," said Welles. "I'm looking forward to helping Navis expand its footprint in Asia Pacific. It's a region I know well, and I believe Navis is poised for tremendous growth here. I'm excited to be a part of that."

About Navis

A Zebra Technologies Company

Navis, the world's first company to automate marine terminal operating systems (TOS), improves productivity, velocity and visibility of cargo movement through port and intermodal facilities. In addition to TOS, Navis solutions include automation, asset and cargo visibility, business intelligence, control and optimization. Navis software manages more than 35 percent of the world's container volume. Founded in 1988, Navis is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., and operates in more than 50 countries. On December 14, 2007, Zebra Technologies Corporation acquired Navis. Zebra Technologies helps companies identify, locate and track assets, transactions and people with on-demand specialty digital printing and automatic identification solutions in more than 100 countries. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs, and deliver better customer service. For more information on Navis and Zebra, please visit www.navis.com and www.zebra.com, respectively.