Xplore Technologies Corp. (OTCMarkets.com-XLRT), a recognized leader in the rugged tablet PC industry announced that it has named Steven C. Linahan its new Vice President of Operations. “Steve brings demonstrated expertise in all aspects of global trade, sourcing, supply chain management, lean process implementation and manufacturing operations,” said Mark Holleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore. “We are delighted to welcome him to the team as we continue our aggressive roll-out of the new C5 line of Xplore rugged tablets. He has a proven record of delivering synchronized supply chain solutions and operational efficiencies through strategic planning and tactical execution. He will be welcome addition to our executive management.” Mr. Linahan is a 30-year electronics industry veteran with background in supply chain, manufacturing operations and logistics. He has worked with companies such as Quanta, Flextronics, Sanmina/SCI, AT&T, SMTC, 3Com and several start-up high tech computer and networking companies. Notable customers that he has worked with include Dell, Sun, HP, IBM and Schneider Electric, among many others. He has been active in the global outsourcing and electronics manufacturing industry since the mid-80’s, supporting factories and products in the US, Europe, Mexico , China and APAC. He has held roles in process engineering, test development, supply chain, customer advocacy as well as business development prior to his senior and executive leadership roles. He has also been recognized for accomplishments and expertise in lean initiatives, cycle time reductions, quality improvements, cost reduction and process improvements as well as operationally scaling companies. Xplore is ramping up as it continues its worldwide launch of its line of five new rugged tablet PCs. The iX104C5 line includes five different models developed for use in a variety of environments and applications:
Based on third-party certifications, Xplore’s new iX104C5 tablet PC line surpasses the standards and specifications that are the measuring sticks for rugged tablets computers in today’s marketplace. Designing and building computers for “Real World Rugged” situations, the iX104C5 line withstands seven-foot drops to plywood over concrete and operating four-foot drops directly to concrete. All models feature industry-leading sunlight-readable displays and are the first tablet PCs with easy, tool-less access to internal storage for in-field upgrades or repairs. The iX104C5s are also certified for use in hazardous locations. Xplore’s iX104C5 tablet PC line is powered by the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and utilizes Windows®7 operating system.