Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 3, 2003

Krish Panu – @road Inc (ardi)

KRISH PANU is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of @Road, Inc. Under his leadership @Road has raised over $225 million and went public on September 28, 2000. Mr. Panu's career has spanned more than 20 years in technology companies. Prior to @Road, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Logic Products division of Atmel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer. He was responsible for managing engineering, manufacturing, software development and marketing groups as well as the corporate quality and reliability organization. During his seven-year tenure, the company's revenue grew from approximately $100 million to over $1.1 billion, and the wireless business increased to 42% of the company's business. Mr. Panu was also a key member of the management team which raised over $600 million in both stock and bond offerings. Previous to Atmel, Mr. Panu had executive sales and marketing roles at Catalyst Semiconductor, Xicor and Datapoint Corporation, and, in addition, while at Atmel, Xicor and others he has initiated global operations centers around the world. Mr. Panu is an active angel investor in building technology businesses. As a result of his long, successful experience, Mr. Panu has a broad and deep network of relationships in both the venture capital and entrepreneur communities. Mr. Panu holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Computer Engineering as well as an MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of @Road,

followed by a picture of the company as it is now?

Mr. Panu: We offer a service that we call Mobile Resource

Management, which