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Xplore Technologies Broadens Team with Mobile Industry Experts

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AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of the most powerful, longest-lasting and ultra-rugged and fully-rugged tablets, has hired four new team members to help develop more progressive service, sales and marketing operations. The new team members bring industry experience to Xplore, and will help sales, development and support for the next generation of rugged technology.

"The technology behind rugged devices is complex, and we are very fortunate to acquire four professionals with a breadth of experience in the market," said Phil Sassower, chairman and CEO for Xplore. "Their work in delivering the very best products and solutions is a tremendous asset to our customers and the company.”

As the new senior manager of service operations, Bruce Linnartz is responsible for the development and management of Xplore’s new customer service department and providing efficient and effective customer service, processes and procedures for its rugged product lines. Before his work with Xplore, Linnartz took a proactive role in developing quality customer services for competing rugged device manufacturers as the director and senior manager of service operations and custom solutions. For Xplore, Linnartz will immediately impact the company’s service solutions in support of sales and marketing efforts.

Xplore’s new enterprise sales director Cynthia Murnick will help establish industry strategies and implement go-to-market initiatives for some of the company’s largest enterprise customers. Bringing more than 15 years of mobile software and hardware experience to the company, Murnick’s knowledge will be invaluable to Xplore’s sales team as it works to expand enterprise opportunities. Previously, she was with Psion Corporation and Motorola where she spearheaded multi-million dollar sales opportunities and created new mobile software solutions.

Travis Dusek joins Xplore Technologies as the director of product marketing. He comes to Xplore from Dell where he managed a portfolio of businesses including docking, audio and smart phone solutions. He has a wealth of experience in delivering complete solutions to industry verticals while hitting revenue and margin targets. Dusek will be responsible for creating compelling vertical solutions by partnering Xplore’s rugged tablets with leading software and services.

In the B2B marketing director role, Cathy Hut will lead the development of Xplore’s global marketing, brand and communications strategies for its rugged tablet lines. With more than 20 years of experience developing and executing integrated marketing programs for start-up OEMs, hardware and software enterprises, Hut is well equipped to drive Xplore’s product and channel initiatives and help expand its global presence. Hut joins Xplore after several years as a global marketing director for Freightwatch International, Digital Edge International and the Scrum Alliance.

The new employees will report to the vice presidents in their respective divisions. All appointments are effective immediately.

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About Xplore Technologies®

Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of fully-rugged tablets since 1998. Xplore tablets are among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore Technologies’ tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors, such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at

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