Zetron Acquires GeoConex Corporation
With acquisition, Zetron expands solutions, services and development capabilities in mission critical communications and homeland security systems markets
Zetron, a global leader in integrated mission critical communications technology, announced today the acquisition of GeoConex Corporation, a developer and integrator of Public Safety and Homeland Security communications systems. The acquisition was completed this week, with financial disclosures included in an Australian Stock Exchange announcement made by Codan Limited (ASX:CDA), Zetron’s publicly traded parent company.
GeoConex, a Zetron business partner since 2009, has grown to be a leading reseller of Zetron communications systems. The company also provides computer aided dispatch technology and services that are core to Zetron’s command and control solutions portfolio.
GeoConex was originally founded in 2001, then purchased in 2007 by Craig Dotson and Ken Murphy, who have remained as the company’s majority owners and chief operational executives since that time. GeoConex is headquartered in Knoxville, TN (USA), with additional offices and operations in Tennessee, Georgia and Oklahoma, and sales and service coverage across North America.
“Joining Zetron is a great move for our company, employees, partners, and most importantly, our customers,” said Craig Dotson, CEO of GeoConex. “We’re looking forward to the many new opportunities, benefits, and growth that will be realized from bringing the respective resources of the two companies together.”
With the acquisition, GeoConex becomes a wholly owned division of Zetron, further solidifying and enhancing the collective research and development, sales, and support synergies previously realized through partnership. GeoConex customers will benefit from direct access to a wider range of solutions and services, while Zetron adds development, support, integration, and subject matter expertise to its line of computer aided dispatch and related solutions, which are integral to Zetron’s end-to-end platform of mission critical communications.
“We are very pleased to officially welcome GeoConex into the Zetron family,” said Scott French, President and Executive General Manager of Zetron. “The longstanding collaborative partnership between the two companies makes this a natural fit. By expanding Zetron’s core solutions, services, and integration capabilities, the acquisition will rapidly increase the value and flexibility we can offer our collective mission critical communications customers.”
Zetron has more than 300 employees worldwide, including additions to its development, services, sales, support and back-office teams as a result of the GeoConex acquisition. Zetron is headquartered in Redmond, Washington (USA), with operations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to serve its growing global customer base in more than 80 countries around the world.