Solidica has a new CEO this year as the company looks to spin out some of its own technology into start-ups this year.
John Ford took over as president & CEO of the Ann Arbor-based firm after Ken Johnson stepped down to head up the engineering department at his alma matter. That leaves Ford to handle the development of three of the company's primary product lines.
develops and creates wireless systems that utilize everything from Wi-Fi to cellular networks. These systems often have built-in wireless sensors that create real-time feedback. One of its applications allows fleets of heavy-duty U.S. military vehicles to speak to each other and send real-time information to a central command.
The firm plans to spin out its new technology that monitors heavy trucks later this year. "It's right on plan," Ford says. "If everything stays in place it will spin out into its own company called Fleet Recorder."
Source: John Ford, president & CEO of Solidica
Writer: Jon Zemke
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