SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV: DAP.U), a leading supplier of automotive
paint and headlamp protection films, today announced the appointment of
Barry Wood as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Wood has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and
operations. Mr. Wood served as Chief Financial Officer of PTRX, Inc., a
$120 million annual revenue Company and remained as it was sold twice,
ultimately to OptumRX, where he served as Vice President.
Previously, Mr. Wood held various leadership roles at four AT&T
subsidiaries including time as the Chief Financial Officer of Cellular
One and overseeing Financial Planning & Analysis at SBC Communications.
Mr. Wood began his career at Ernst & Young.
Mr. Ryan Pape, President and Chief Executive Officer of XPEL, commented,
“We are very pleased to add Barry to our management team. He is an
accomplished executive with substantial financial and operational
expertise. He has been instrumental in driving growth and efficiencies
at both small and large companies, and his experience will makes him a
key asset to XPEL.”
Mr. Wood will become CFO effective June 1, 2016 and will succeed Chris
Coffee who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Ms.
Coffee will continue to work with the Company until June 30 to ensure a
Mr. Pape continued, “I would like to thank Chris for her many
contributions to XPEL during her eight years as part of the leadership
team. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
About XPEL Technologies Corp.
XPEL is the leading supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection
films with over 70,000 vehicle-specific applications and a worldwide
network of trained installers. XPEL is the developer of the Design
Access Program software, and manufacturer of XPEL™ Automotive Paint and
Headlamp Protection Products. XPEL has forged the cutting-edge of
automotive protection technology, and leads the industry in quality,
technical support and customer service.
Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.xpel.com
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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding XPEL
Technologies Corp. and its business, which may include, but is not
limited to, anticipated use of proceeds from capital transactions,
expansion into new markets, and execution of the company’s growth
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“may,” “could,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be
achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the
management of XPEL. The forward-looking events and circumstances
discussed in this release may not occur by certain specified dates or at
all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk
factors and uncertainties affecting the company, performance and
acceptance of the company’s products, economic factors, competition, the
equity markets generally and many other factors beyond the control of
XPEL. Although XPEL has attempted to identify important factors that
could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from
those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other
factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those
anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be
guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws,
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are
made and XPEL undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
XPEL Technologies Corp.
Ryan Pape, 210-678-3700
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