AUSTIN, Texas – November 9, 2015 – Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of the world’s broadest range of high-quality rugged tablet computers, today announced its board of directors has appointed Tom Wilkinson as CFO. Wilkinson was Xplore’s acting interim CFO since August 2015 and will report to Mark Holleran, Xplore’s president and COO.
“We are very pleased to have Tom join the executive team as our CFO as we are very familiar with him and have the utmost respect for his financial knowledge and past experience with Xplore,” said Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore. “We welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him.”
Wilkinson was a founding partner of PMB Helin Donovan and left the firm as Managing Partner in December 2013, after twelve years. During his tenure, Wilkinson was primarily responsible for growing the firm from startup to one of the 150 largest audit firms in the nation. His clients included software and technology companies, like Xplore. In the audit field, Wilkinson previously worked at KPMG and Kenneth Leventhal & Company.
“Tom has been a long time partner of Xplore and he did a tremendous job for the company while in the role of interim CFO,” said Philip Sassower, chairman and CEO of Xplore Technologies. “His familiarity with the Xplore financial management process, the team and our overall business made him the perfect candidate to take on full CFO responsibilities for the company.”
Wilkinson left PMB Helin Donovan to become CFO of Amherst Holdings, a financial services holding company with a primary focus on real estate and related structured finance markets. At Amherst, Wilkinson helped to raise significant amounts of debt and equity and revamped its finance and accounting department. Prior to co-founding PMB Helin Donovan, Wilkinson worked for Dell and then as CFO of Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary Calmco Servicing, a firm focused on mortgage loan servicing.
Wilkinson holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant in Texas and Colorado.
“Xplore has tremendous financial and market opportunity and is quickly gaining ground on its larger competitors,” said Wilkinson. “I am honored to be selected by the Board of Directors to take on full CFO responsibilities and I look forward to working with the team to help Xplore realize its full market potential.”
For more information on Xplore Technologies, please visit www.xploretech.com.
About Xplore Technologies
Established in 1996, Xplore Technologies Corp. is the number two provider of rugged tablet PCs worldwide. With its recent acquisition of the Motion Computing product portfolio, the company now delivers the broadest range of rugged Windows and Android tablets available on the market. The company’s award-winning tablet PCs are among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class – able to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme – and are purpose-built for the unique workflow demands of critical industries including oil & gas, utilities, telecommunications, government, military, public safety, manufacturing, distribution and healthcare. Xplore's products are sold and serviced on a global basis across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies websites at www.xploretech.com and www.motioncomputing.com
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