Xplor Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Keith Davidson, Ph.D., EDP
Press release from the issuing company
TORRANCE, CA--Nov 19, 2001-- Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, honored Keith Davidson, Ph.D., EDP, former president and CEO of Xplor International, with a special 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award for many years of extraordinary service and accomplishments within the electronic document systems industry and the Xplor community.
Dave Henkel, president of Johnson & Quin, also the first president (chief elected officer) of Xplor International, presented the award before a crowd of Xplor International members at Xplor 2001, the Global Electronic Document Systems Conference & Exhibit in Orlando, Fla. U.S.A, on Nov. 1.
"As a visionary, Keith appreciated the significance of computer printing at a time when there was no electronic document systems industry," said Henkel. "Keith is a forward looking thinker who is always one step ahead of change and convergence."
Dr. Keith Davidson is a strategy consultant, speaker, and writer. From 1984 until his retirement in 2000, he was president of Xplor International. He was also founder and president of The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), and continues to serve on its Educational Excellence and Scholarship committees.
Davidson has been a part of the document systems business since 1974, when he joined Xerox Corporation as a part of their effort to develop computer driven laser printers. Before that, his career took him to Mattel, Boise Cascade, and the Dow Chemical Company. He has been following computer technology since 1955, when he learned to program and operate automatic card punch equipment at his university research institute.
He has written extensively about information and management in business and technical magazines including Document Processing Technology, Computerworld, and Forbes. He was a founder and publisher of Xploration Journal for ten years. He has spoken at dozens of conferences and meetings in more than 20 countries.
Davidson is also an adjunct professor of printing management and science at the Rochester Institute of Technology and serves on the advisory board for the Graphics Communications Department at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. His doctorate in executive management is from the Peter F. Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate School
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