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Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, Motion Computing® is a global leader in integrated mobile technologies for vertical markets including utilities, healthcare, construction, public safety, and retail. With a complete lineup of ruggedized tablet PCs, accessories, software and wireless infrastructure, Motion empowers mobile workers at the point of service.

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Motion Computing® is a proven leader focused on purpose-built mobility solutions for vertical markets

More than a decade ago, we were a pioneer and innovator in the rugged tablet PC market. Since then, our mobility portfolio has expanded to include workflow enabling accessories, software, and wireless infrastructure.  This integrated approach to designing customisable solutions has reduced complexity and deployment risks for our customers.  

Users experience greater efficiency, work product accuracy, and safety. Businesses  benefit from reduced operating and maintenance expenses, improved service levels and incremental revenue capture.

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Peter Poulin

CEO

As CEO, Peter Poulin is responsible for guiding Motion’s direction and day to day activities.He sets Motion’s strategic goals and drives execution of company activities focused on growth, innovation and industry leadership. Peter spent the prior two and half years serving as Motion’s Vice President of Marketing, where he oversaw Motion’s product strategy and global marketing programs.

With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience, Poulin has served in leadership roles across a broad range of startup and well-established organizations. Knowledgeable across all channels of distribution, and with diverse experience across hardware, software, and services businesses, Poulin has led teams through phases of rapid growth and transformational change.Prior experiences include executive roles a Compaq Computer Corporation, American Power Conversion (APC), Hoover’s, and several software/hardware startups.

Poulin earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Michael Johnson

COO

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Michael Johnson is responsible for the leadership of Motion’s product development, procurement, and manufacturing organizations. Previously, Michael was the Senior Vice President of Product Development at Motion.

Johnson's experience includes seventeen years in product development at Apple Computer. Over that time, he led teams in the creation of both mobile and desktop products, managed key supplier relationships and served on the task force of several key Apple initiatives. In his most recent role at Apple, Johnson was the director of consumer desktop products, which focused on the design and development of the iMac and Mac Mini line of products. Johnson also was instrumental in leading the project to migrate the Mac platform from PowerPC processors to Intel processors.

Earlier in his career, Johnson was instrumental in the design of Atari’s line of personal computers. Johnson received his bachelor’s in electronic engineering from California Polytechnic State University.

Pete Lewis

Worldwide Sales

Pete Lewis is VP Worldwide sales.

Lewis joined Motion from Walkabout Computers where he was responsible for International sales outside the US. Before joining Walkabout, Lewis was responsible for International sales at Fujitsu Personal Systems Inc, (a manufacturer of mobile tablet computers) where he oversaw expansion into Canada, LATAM and APAC. Prior to Fujitsu, he was Director of Marketing for Tandem Computers of Canada. At Motion, he has been responsible for building the global presence in over 40 countries.

Glenn Armbruster

Customer Experience

Glenn Armbruster is Motion Computing’s Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and one of the company's founders. He brings 25 years of experience in the high tech industry in operational, product development and general management roles. He retired from Dell Computer Corporation after nearly eight years in a variety of senior management positions including vice president of materials and quality, vice president of U.S. operations, vice president of European product lines of business, and vice president of European operations and European engineering.


Prior to joining Dell, Armbruster had a long career at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) where he served as product manager for a variety of communications products, head of manufacturing for DEC's Network Products division, and vice president/general manager of DEC's $4.0B Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)/Automotive and Discreet Manufacturing Business Unit.

Armbruster graduated from Colby College, received his master’s from MIT and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program.

John Doherty

Engineering

John Doherty is one of the co-founders of Motion Computing. He holds the title of Motion Fellow and is responsible for leading Motion’s product development organization. John brings a wealth of experience in mobile computing development to Motion.

Prior to helping start Motion Computing in 2001, John held various senior notebook development positions during his 8 year tenure at Dell Inc. Prior to Dell, John held various desktop, notebook and peripheral product development positions during his 14 year tenure at Apple, Inc.

Doherty graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a degree in physics. He is also the inventor on several US patents.

Stephanie Letendre

Finance

As Motion’s VP of Finance, Stephanie is responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, strategic planning, financial reporting, treasury operations, and risk management.

She has more than 20 years of financial management experience in the technology industry ranging from small, high-growth companies to large multi-nationals. Prior to joining Motion Computing, Stephanie was CFO of Merlin International, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions to the US Federal Government.Other experience includes PeopleSoft, Inc. where she was Director of Finance, J.D. Edwards as Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, and Sea World of San Diego as Manager of Business Analysis.

Stephanie earned a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Information and Decision Systems from San Diego State University.

Ralph Mitchell

Service and Support

As Vice President of Service Operations, Mr. Mitchell is responsible for Motion’s worldwide support, which includes industry-leading, flexible programs that enable clients to acquire, protect, service and fully utilize the features of Motion Tablet PC’s.

Mr. Mitchell brings 30 years of customer service experience in a broad range of technology companies to Motion. Most recently he served as Director of Technical Support for Mobile Products for Fujitsu Computer Systems, where he was responsible for the service and support for Fujitsu mobile and desktop products in North America. Prior to joining Fujitsu he led the depot repair organizations for WYSE Technology and Atari.

Mr. Mitchell holds an associate’s degree in Electronics Technology from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of North Texas.

Mr. Mitchell resides in Austin.

Peter Poulin

CEO of Motion with 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience at companies including Compaq Computer Corporation, American Power Conversion (APC), and Hoover’s.

Richard Bravman

Current CEO of Coastal Ventures, LLC. Formerly served as CEO of Pivot3 and prior to that, Vice President of Corporate Development and CMO for NCR, and Chairman and CEO of Intelleflex. Rich also spent 25 years with Symbol Technologies ending his career there as its Vice Chairman and CEO.

Colin Bryant

Colin is an Operating Partner at NEA and is focused on working with NEA’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining NEA, Colin spent 12 years at Paladin Capital Group, a Washington D.C. based venture capital firm. At Paladin, Colin invested in technology-driven companies across a variety of sectors and was actively involved with a wide range of portfolio companies guiding successful strategic outcomes at the Board level.

Eric Harslem

Formerly Senior VP of Product Development and CTO at Dell, general manager of desktop products at Apple, including managing development of the Macintosh.

Jimmy Treybig

Venture Partner with NEA, currently on the board of HelioVolt and Luminary Micro, former CEO and founder of Tandem Computers. Also serves on the board of trustees of the Seton Healthcare Network.

Martin Wong

Senior sales VP of the Computer Product Business Unit for Compal Electronics, Inc. - with Compal since 1989.