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North Plains Appoints Mimi Thigpen as New CEO

Companies mentioned in this article: North Plains Systems

TORONTO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- North Plains Systems, the leader in helping companies effectively connect with and engage their customers through visual media, today announced the appointment of Mimi Thigpen as CEO. This transition is part of the continued expansion and evolution of North Plains to support the global growth and thought leadership position of the company. Former President and CEO James Christopher will remain active in the company as an advisor to the board.

Thigpen comes to North Plains as a proven and innovative strategic business executive with over 25 years of experience driving the rapid and sustained growth of leading communications, professional services, and technology organizations. Her comprehensive operational and profit building experience was gained through leadership accountabilities in strategic planning, customer management, new business incubation, product innovation, business operations, and lifecycle management in her highly successful career with two Fortune 500 companies and a Big Four accounting firm.

“Under the leadership of former CEO James Christopher, North Plains has undergone a tremendous transformation with the acquisition of Xinet and Vyre. In order to build on this momentum, the company now needs to focus on the next phase of its continued expansion,” said Hassan Kotob, Chairman of the Board, North Plains. “I am extremely pleased that Mimi has joined our team as CEO. Mimi’s experience, passion and discipline are the exact qualities that North Plains requires at this inflection point in our company’s growth.”

“I am very excited about the future prospects of the company as we continue to extend our market leadership position,” said Mimi Thigpen, CEO, North Plains. “I look forward to collaborating with our customers and partners and to steer North Plains through the Digital Asset Management evolution.”

About North Plains

With over 1,400 installations supporting over one million active users worldwide, North Plains is the recognized leader in helping global brand managers, marketers, content creators, publishers and media companies effectively engage and connect with their target audiences through visual media including images, photos, videos and 3D designs. North Plains’ market-leading portfolio enables companies to address a number of needs across the Creative Marketing Lifecycle, including work-in-progress creative production systems, digital asset management infrastructure and comprehensive marketing and brand asset management solutions. In addition to providing a complete portfolio of software products, North Plains is uniquely positioned when it comes to the integration and implementation of product and software solutions with its professional services team and a rich network of resellers and global technology partners. Since 1994, North Plains has helped its customers stay ahead of their rapidly changing marketing needs. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan, North Plains counts many of the world’s leading companies and brands among its satisfied clients. For more information, please visit http://www.northplains.com.

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