MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation (Nasdaq: XATA), a leader in fleet optimization software, today announced that David Gagne has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer. He will report to Jay Coughlan, XATA's chairman and chief executive officer.

In this new role, Mr. Gagne is responsible for the daily operations of the company and for developing new products, increasing market share and improving customer satisfaction. Gagne will also play a key role in executing the company's strategic initiatives and in maximizing shareholder value.

"David is an excellent leader who delivers outstanding results," said Coughlan. "He's played a key role in the growth and success of XATA, and I'm confident that his knowledge of our people, our technology and the overall market will ensure that XATA remains the leader in fleet optimization."

Mr. Gagne, who joined XATA in 2007, previously held the title of executive vice president, field operations. In that role, he was responsible for XATA's sales, marketing and customer support, all functions that he will continue to oversee. He was also instrumental in restructuring the company's sales team and in the company's 2009 acquisition of Turnpike Global Solutions, which greatly expanded XATA's market.

Prior to joining XATA, Gagne was with Lawson Software, Minnesota's largest software company. While there he served as vice president, strategic development, and was responsible for defining, planning and executing the company's strategic technology direction. He also served as vice president of Lawson's $80 million healthcare group, overseeing its strategy, tactical execution and general management.

A graduate of the Boston University School of Management, Gagne and his family live in Orono, Minn.

About XATA

XATA Corporation is the expert in optimizing truck-fleet operations by reducing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance. Our on-demand software and services help companies manage fleet operations, enhance driver safety and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction. Offered through a monthly subscription service, XATA software solutions can affordably oversee every truck in an organization's fleet. XATA also provides expert services to develop the business processes required to deliver the profitability, safety and service levels demanded by today's competitive transportation environments.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, XATA revolutionized the trucking industry by being the first to introduce electronic driver logs and exception-based management reporting. Our XATANET solution provides our customers with access to their vehicle data anywhere, anytime. XATA Turnpike—a division of XATA Corporation—provides PDA-based fleet management capabilities for little or no upfront costs.