MAGNAR provides customized hardware and software security solutions for the maritime industry. As a subsidiary of JPW Associates, MAGNAR specializes in the mitigation of business, compliance, and operational risk for facilities and vessels that are regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act. JPW’s reputation for integrity, innovation and responsiveness over the last 30 years has distinguished it as an industry leader. It’s these qualities and more that has made JPW a trusted strategic partner in a variety of industries throughout the world.

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John Wristbridge

John is the founder and President of JPW Associates and Magnar, a JPW Company. For more than 30 years, John has been the driving force behind the company’s success as an industry leader that utilizes technology to provide custom solutions and hardware support to clients worldwide. JPW is proud of its reputation for integrity and service, which John has championed from the outset along with its nearly 100% customer retention rate. At Magnar, John leads a team of highly resourceful and innovative professionals tasked with successfully implementing client access control solutions within the maritime industry.

Ian Wristbridge

Ian Wristbridge

As CMO, Ian coordinates the efforts of the engineering, marketing and sales teams for Magnar. For nearly twenty years, Ian has leveraged his technology expertise together with his custom-solution approach to product development to deliver truly unique solutions to JPW customers worldwide. Ian leads high-performance teams of innovative professionals that consistently create value and deliver high quality products and services. Ian has been at the forefront of FortifID’s design and development and is committed to providing the highest level of service and support to the strategic partners that JPW is pleased to serve.


David Castley
Product Manager

Innovation is key to new product development, but it’s Dave’s passion for design simplicity that guides his approach to product design and development at JPW. In his role as Product Manager, Dave has been instrumental in the design and continued development of FortifID. Dave strives for excellence in his work and is always looking for new ways to put the pieces of the puzzle together to solve customer challenges and meet real-world requirements. Dave’s user-centric approach along with his use of data-driven insights to inspire design decisions has resulted in truly unique value-added solutions for JPW customers.