Michael Burdiek

Michael Burdiek

Michael Burdiek has retired as president and chief executive of Irvine-based vehicle tracking company CalAmp.

Board member Jeff Gardner, formerly president and CEO of Brinks Home Security, will become interim president and CEO effective immediately, the company said Wednesday.

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Burdiek stepped down after 14 years with the company and will remain a senior adviser to the CEO through May 2021. He also retired from the board, which will begin a CEO search. Gardner is a candidate for the position, the company said.

Shares in CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) were flat at about $4.75 and a $163 million market cap.