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 Chairman of the Board for Magnar, a JPW Company. For more than 30 years, John has been the driving force behind JPW’s success as an industry leader, utilizing technology to provide custom solutions and hardware support to clients worldwide. JPW is proud of its reputation for integrity and service, along with its nearly 100% customer retention rate. At Magnar, John continues to champion these values and helps lead 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 CEO of Magnar, Ian is responsible for corporate strategy and coordinating  departmental efforts to achieve goals. For nearly twenty years, Ian has combined his technology expertise and a feedback driven approach to product development to deliver truly unique solutions to JPW  customers worldwide. At Magnar, 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 clients that Magnar 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 at Magnar. 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 solve customer challenges by leveraging technology that satisfies real-world requirements and introduces additional value for the end user. Dave’s user-centric approach, along with his focus upon data-driven insights for inspiring design decisions, has resulted in truly unique value-added solutions for Magnar customers.