SAN DIEGO, CA --- SmartDrive Systems Inc., a global driver safety and risk management company, has appointed Jason Palmer as chief product officer.

"Jason's experience in rapidly expanding companies in their early stage will be a tremendous asset to our company," said Greg Drew, CEO of SmartDrive. "Jason is an outstanding professional with a proven track record to implement and execute key strategic initiatives to grow the market and increase momentum with customers. Together, with the rest of our executive leadership team, Jason will help to drive sales to escalate SmartDrive's position in the coming year."

Palmer brings more than 16 years of experience in marketing and sales for fast-growing technology companies such as WebTrends,, Qualcomm, Now Software, Clientele Software and Tut Systems.

Based in San Diego, SmartDrive Systems mitigates risk by monitoring the safe operation of vehicle fleets worldwide and assesses liability in collisions.

SmartDrive's automated event recorder (AER) technology and associated Web-based service reduce vehicle damages, workers' compensation and personal injury costs by over 50 percent, according to the company.