Online mapping company MapQuest has named Vijay Bangaru VP of Product Management. Bangaru joins the AOL subsidiary from Google, where he worked on parts of Google Docs and Google Apps. Previously, Bangaru worked as a program manager at Microsoft, where he worked on the WinFS project and strategy for SQL Server.
Bangaru will be located at MapQuest’s Denver headquarters and will work on the company’s mapping and location-based services, which it indicates as an area of growth. In addition, Bangaru will be responsible for the overall user experience on MapQuest consumer products, including its mobile apps, developer tools and services.
(Note: MapQuest is owned by AOL, which also owns TechCrunch)