Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, Motion Computing® is a global leader in integrated mobile technologies for vertical markets including utilities, healthcare, construction, public safety, and retail. With a complete lineup of ruggedized tablet PCs, accessories, software and wireless infrastructure, Motion empowers mobile workers at the point of service.
More than a decade ago, we were a pioneer and early innovator in the rugged tablet market. Since that time, our mobility portfolio has expanded to also include workflow enabling accessories, software, and wireless infrastructure. This integrated approach to designing customizable solutions reduces complexity and deployment risks for our customers.
Users experience higher degrees of efficiency, work product accuracy, and safety. Their employers benefit from reduced operating and maintenance expenses, improved service levels, and incremental revenue capture.
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.
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 asCEO 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.
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.
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.
As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Michael Johnson is responsible for the leadership of Xplore’s product development, procurement, and manufacturing organizations. Previously, Michael held COO and Senior Vice President of Product Development positions at Motion Computing.
Johnson's experience includes seventeen years in product development at Apple Computer. Over that time, he led teams in the creation of both mobile and desktop products, managed key supplier relationships and served on the task force of several key Apple initiatives. In his most recent role at Apple, Johnson was the director of consumer desktop products, which focused on the design and development of the iMac and Mac Mini line of products. Johnson also was instrumental in leading the project to migrate the Mac platform from PowerPC processors to Intel processors.
Earlier in his career, Johnson was instrumental in the design of Atari’s line of personal computers. Johnson received his bachelor’s in electronic engineering from California Polytechnic State University.
As CMO of Xplore Technologies, Peter Poulin is responsible for strategic planning, business development, product marketing, brand building, channel development and demand generation. Previously, Peter spent three years serving as Motion’s CEO and prior to that, Motion's Vice President of Marketing.
With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience, Poulin has served in leadership roles across a broad range of startup and well-established organizations. Knowledgeable across all channels of distribution, and with diverse experience across hardware, software, and services businesses, Poulin has led teams through phases of rapid growth and transformational change.Prior experiences include executive roles a Compaq Computer Corporation, American Power Conversion (APC), Hoover’s, and several software/hardware startups.
Poulin earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
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.
As VP, US Sales, Tony Hage is responsible for executing Xplore’s go-to-market strategy, working closely with end-users, resellers and integrators to deliver Xplore’s best-of-breed rugged tablet platforms and mobile computing solutions.
With more than 20 years of sales, marketing and operational experience, Tony has served in leadership roles across a broad range of companies and well-established organizations. After starting out in the telecom industry, Tony spent time with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Global Management Consulting practice. From there, he managed several outsourced sales and customer retention programs for companies like American Express, AT&T and Time Warner Cable. He joined Motion Computing in 2003, being brought on to start-up their worldwide Sales Operations organization, before taking on the responsibility of managing US Sales.
Tony resides in Austin, TX with his wife and five kids. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.
Pete Lewis is Vice President of International Sales at Xplore.
Previously, Pete Lewis was Vice President of worldwide Sales at Motion Computing. Lewis joined Motion from Walkabout Computers where he was responsible for International sales outside the USA. Before joining Walkabout, Lewis was responsible for International sales at Fujitsu Personal Systems Inc, (a manufacturer of mobile tablet computers) where he oversaw expansion into Canada, LATAM and APAC. Prior to Fujitsu, he was Director of Marketing for Tandem Computers of Canada. At Motion, he has been responsible for building the global presence in over 40 countries.
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.