MapQuest Hires Tele Atlas Exec Patrick McDevitt as VP of Engineering



MapQuest Hires Tele Atlas Exec Patrick McDevitt as VP of Engineering
MapQuest revealed this week the recruitment of Patrick McDevitt, named vice president of engineering. McDevitt joins MapQuest following his tenure with TomTom/Tele Atlas where he served as the vice president of community mapping.

McDevitt began his career at North American digital map provider GDT (now TomTom) in 2000 as the director of engineering and went on to manage North American database operations. In 2006, he helped lead the integration of the GDT & Tele Atlas maps, and then moved to Belgium to become Tele Atlas’ global vice president of engineering. McDevitt returned to the U.S. in late 2009 and led the creation TomTom’s community management team. Prior positions include general manager, ISSI Consulting Group, and vice president and general manager, Environmental Research Information & Imaging Services (ERIIS).

“[…] Patrick’s involvement in community mapping efforts is exceptionally relevant to the new MapQuest,” pointed out Randy Meech, head of engineering, local and mapping at AOL.

MapQuest hosted more than 42.5 million unique visitors in December 2010, according to ComScore, making it the second-largest online mapping website after Google Maps.

Thursday, January 20th 2011


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