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Xplor Names Ken Leslie New Chairperson

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Torrance, CA -March 2, 2006 - Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, announced today that Ken Leslie, EDP, president and founder of Strategic Search Consultants has been named chairperson of the association's board of directors. An Xplor member since 1994, Ken has been the Midwest region's representative on the association board of directors the past three years. Ken has also served on the board's membership, conference and nominating committees as well as chaired the compensation committee. Ken has served as an officer for the Ohio chapter of Xplor and received his EDP certification in 2001. In his new role as chairperson, Ken will work closely with Xplor's president and CEO, Skip Henk, EDP to execute the association's strategic vision and direction. "It was with great pleasure and honor that I accepted the role of chairman of the board for Xplor International.," said Ken Leslie, EDP. "Along with vice chair Scott Kelly, EDP and secretary/treasurer Neil Merchant, EDP and the entire board of directors, our mission this year is to change Xplor into a full-value customer service organization. This value will be provided to our three core groups of stakeholders: our members, our sponsors and our vendors. Each of these groups is what makes Xplor what it is today and in the future." Ken Leslie is the founder and president of Strategic Search Consultants, an executive search firm focused exclusively on the Electronic Document Industry and based in Toledo, Ohio. As a boutique search firm, Strategic Search Consultants has helped build some of the industry's best companies, focusing on acquisition of top talent and career management. As a result, Ken has become the preeminent expert in recruiting and staffing in the Electronic Document industry. Ken is a frequent speaker in the industry and at regional and global conferences, speaking on employee retention, career management, screening and interviewing processes for companies. Most recently, Ken was the lead organizer and a presenter for the new human resources track at the collocated Xplor and Graphics of the Americas conference and exhibit in Miami Beach, Florida. As an active member of his community, Ken is the founder of the Homeless Awareness Project in Toledo and is a community leader as co-chair of the Toledo-Lucas County Homeless Services board. Ken is also an Emmy award winning television producer. Prior to executive recruiting, he spent six years on the road as a professional stand up comedian. "As a board member, time and time again, Ken has stepped far beyond his role and range of responsibilities," said Skip Henk, EDP, president and CEO of Xplor International. "He has continued to support and give to the association as member, officer and at the board level. I look forward to working with him as chair!"




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