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  • “The iX104… systems have improved the speed and accuracy of inspections and meter sets, enabling our field service representatives to streamline their data collection and reporting procedures.”

    - David Stair
    Field Services Manager, Huntsville Utilities
    Cable and Utilities
  • “The iX104C5 demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the latest technology to provide a product that can both build on the successes of the current generation platform as well as… meet the future needs of our customers.”

    - Lesley Jaffray
    VP Sales, Filbitron
    Channel Partner
  • “The crew leaders appreciated the fact that the iX104 is a sealed unit, enabling it to withstand a variety of unfavorable elements including dust, rain, sleet, and mud.”

    - Michael Flaherty
    Field Crew Manager, HydroChem
    Field Services
  • “We selected Xplore’s Rugged Tablet PC System based on our needs for a rugged, reliable Tablet PC that provided screens that were actually viewable in varying outdoor lighting conditions and provided ATEX safety certifications.”

    - Field Service Supervisor
    Field Services
  • “Their ruggedness and outdoor-viewability are among the Xplore tablet’s best aspects… Our field employees are now better informed and the office staff has instant feedback on work performed.”

    - Andy Koostra
    Systems Manager, Consolidated Utilities
    Field Services
  • “… the officers have the ability to run the license or identification check immediately by themselves with answers coming back in seconds versus minutes.”

    - City PD Lieutenant
    Law Enforcement
  • “The Xplore Tablet PC is completely hardened and is able to withstand extreme climates and rough handling with no moving parts, such as hinged keyboards found in laptops that can be damaged.”

    - Michael J. Kozak
    Rochester Police Dept.
    Law Enforcement
  • “Selected because of their rugged, durable construction and ease-of-use, Xplore tablets allow the four graffiti abatement technicians to instantly input the information in the field to their computers instead of having to log everything manually.”

    - Crime Analyst
    Santa Monica PD
    Law Enforcement
  • “…the unit needs to be very robust to withstand the harsh conditions where we work. Before we found Xplore’s iX104 Tablet PC, we were looking at other units on the market, but they did not meet the level of mobility and high data processing capability that is important for us.”

    - Systems Manager
    Warehouse and Distribution
  • “We… could not go past the Xplore because of its durability, toughness, tolerance to temperature extremes, ability to withstand water immersion…”

    - Will Ferguson
    IT Manager, Westruss Manufacturing
    Manufacturing and Distribution
  • “The tablets are used in extremely demanding conditions, despite the fact that the systems are primarily used inside the vehicle… Xplore is the best rugged computer we found based on its durability and dust resistant systems.”

    - Group VP
  • “[The] accuracy of data collected on the Xplore tablets is approaching 100%... We have improved the speed and the accuracy of the inspections at the same time.”

    - John Dobie
    Senior Supervisor, HydroOne
    Cable and Utilities
  • “Before we found Xplore’s rugged tablet, we tested various devices, which looked good on paper, but failed in reality… It’s the combination of robustness and power that we and our customers demand…”

    - Project Manager
  • “The iX104 proved to be the best solution for us for a number of reasons; the weight, portability, ease-of-use, ruggedness, and screen viewability.”

    - Master Sergeant


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Philip S. Sassower 

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Phil Sassower serves as chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Xplore. Since 2006, Sassower has shaped the basic policy of Xplore in pursuit of sustainable growth and profitability. He spearheaded the company’s recent recapitalization, up-listing to NASDAQ and $10 million public offering through Aegis Capital, and has been active in building a wider and more solid interest in our story from the investment community.

Sassower has more than 40 years of business and investment experience in successfully restructuring publicly-traded companies. By implementing new business strategies, he works with management teams and boards of directors to acquire, invest in, and build successful companies. 

Sassower is CEO of Phoenix Group, a New York based private equity firm, chairman and CEO of Communication Intelligence Corporation (OTCQB: CICI), a leading provider of electronic signature solutions, and is managing member of Phoenix Venture Fund, Xplore largest shareholder. He also served as chairman and CEO of Newpark Resources, an oil and gas services company focused on environmental remediation, and Bates Manufacturing Company, an owner of extensive coal deposits.

Sassower graduated from Queens College in New York with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and cum laude from Harvard Law School's Juris Doctor program.

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Mark Holleran 

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark Holleran serves as president and chief operating officer (COO) of Xplore Technologies. Since 2006, Holleran has managed the day-to-day operations of Xplore, including marketing, operations, engineering, and financials. Prior to becoming president and COO, Holleran served as Xplore’s vice president of sales from April 2003 to February 2006.

Holleran brings more than 30 years of leadership and computing experience to Xplore. Prior to joining the company, he served as CEO of WaveSat Wireless, and was the country manager for Cabletron Systems, a former manufacturer of networking computer equipment.

Holleran studied at the University of Toronto’s Executive Business Program and holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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Michael J. Rapisand 

Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer (CFO) of Xplore Technologies, Michael Rapisand is responsible for managing and analyzing the financial risks for the company, including financial planning, related record-keeping and reporting, and Xplore’s internal control environment. He provides financial decision support for the company’s operations, including leading Xplore’s supporting human resource and information systems programs, as well as supporting investor relations and shareholder communications. Rapisand has served as CFO since 2004.

Rapisand brings decades of financial experience to Xplore. Prior to his current role, he was CFO of TippingPoint Technologies Inc., a company engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of network-based intrusion prevention systems and appliances. He also served as a financial director of Dell from 1997 to 2001.

Rapisand received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Texas.

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Michael Zimmerman

Vice President, Global Operations

In his role as Vice President of Global Operations, Mike Zimmerman will optimize business operations for Xplore to meet customer and employee needs, and streamline Xplore’s tablet production to deliver the most advanced and rugged tablets possible. Zimmerman previously provided strategic direction and spearheaded operational efficiency initiatives for major technology companies including Getac, Gateway, Inc., Compaq Computers, Best Buy and Motorola.

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Randy Denny

Vice President, Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Randy Denny will lead Xplore’s North American sales team, expand its business into new markets and oversee ongoing opportunities. He brings over 25 years of experience in the computing industry to Xplore Technologies, as well as a wealth of rugged experience from his work with Getac and General Dynamics Itronix where he spent 12 years building and leading a world-class sales organization. While with Itronix, Randy consistently exceeded growth objectives in his markets, helping to position the company for a 2005 acquisition by General Dynamics.  


John Costello

Vice President, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, John brings more than 20 years of experience to Xplore. He has provided strategic direction and spearheaded the execution of marketing and eCommerce initiatives for Guthy-Renker, JCH Industries and Simpson Digital. John also has a wealth of technology-focused marketing experience with Acer, Gateway Inc., AT&T Mobility, Vodafone, Go America and Dell Inc. For Xplore, John will strengthen and grow key brand, product and channel marketing initiatives and support sales activities for strategic pursuits.

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Bryan J. Bell 

Vice President, Engineering

Bryan Bell serves as vice president of engineering for Xplore Technologies. In this role, he leads the roadmap strategy and product development for the company—marrying business objectives to product development—while keeping Xplore’s tablets cost-effective. He also closely manages supplier relationships to provide customers with the most advanced systems available and keeps Xplore products as the leading rugged devices for all industries. Bell has served as vice president of engineering since 2008.Prior to joining Xplore, Bell served as vice president of operations at Sirific Wireless, a developer of 3.5G multi-mode, multi-band mobile cellular and broadband data products, and as vice president and general manager at Acer Advanced Labs, Acer Inc. Bell also previously held the position of notebook product line manager, as well as other leadership positions during a 16 year career at Texas Instruments.Bell graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science in engineering management, and also holds a master’s in business from Amberton University.

Board of Directors

Kent Misemer has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2011. From 2003 through 2009, Mr. Misemer was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Liberty Propane, LLC, a portfolio company of Sterling Capital Partners, an independent retail propane company, which was sold in December 2009. Previously, Mr. Misemer was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Propane Continental. In addition to being a co-founder of Liberty Propane, Mr. Misemer was also involved in the creation of Propane Continental and Tri-Power Fuels, Inc. Mr. Misemer serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Cornerstone Records Management, LLC, a private data storage and offsite data management company. Mr. Misemer formerly served as a director of Pro-Tech Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: PTCK) through January 2012, a regional leader in design/build services for the Fire Life Safety, alarm/detection, electrical and voice/data communications infrastructure segments. Mr. Misemer’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his over 30 years of executive management experience in the propane industry supply chain, as well as other industries.

Andrea Goren has been a director of our company since December 2004 and has 15 years of experience in private equity investing. Mr. Goren is a managing director of Phoenix Group, a New York based private equity firm, chief financial officer of Communication Intelligence Corporation (OTCQB: CICI), and is managing member of Phoenix Venture Fund, Xplore largest shareholder. In the past, he served as vice president at Shamrock, the Roy Disney family holding company, and on the board of directors for several companies, both privately held and publicly traded.

F. Ben Irwin has been a director of Xplore Technologies since May 2009. Mr. Irwin has been President and owner of Rejen Inc, and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Itronix Corp., a designer and manufacturer of rugged laptop and handheld computing products.

Thomas F. Leonardis has been a director of Xplore Technologies since June 2005. Mr. Leonardis has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Ember Industries, Inc., and director of DataMetrics Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of rugged electronic products for over nine years.

Brian E. UsherJones has been a director of Xplore Technologies since 1996 and serves as the treasurer and was the interim CFO. Mr. UsherJones has been self-employed as a merchant banker, a director of Wireless Age Communications Inc. and Newlook Industries Corp, and as Chairman and CEO of Oromonte Resources Inc.. Mr. UsherJones also served as our Treasurer and Interim CFO.