Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award and Xplorer of the Year Presented at Xploration® 16

Lutz, FL — April 5, 2016: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today named the recipients of the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award and Xplorer of the Year. The two Xplor awards recognize individual contributions to the association and the industry in general. Both awards were presented at Xplor’s Annual Conference, Xploration 16, on Tuesday, April 5 during the awards ceremony, sponsored by Eclipse Corporation.

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The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2007 and is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document industry. This award is open to Xplor International members as well as non-members.

This year’s Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Pat McGrew, M-EDP, CMP. Pat is an industry veteran who has spent over 30 years in a variety of roles at Image Sciences, GenText,  McGrew + McDaniel Group, InfoTrends, Pitney Bowes Management Services, Eastman Kodak, Inc., and most recently as the Inkjet Evangelist for Hewlett-Packard in the PWP Group.

Ms. McGrew created her own publishing company, has written freelance articles for industry publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

She received her Electronic Document Professional (EDP) industry certification in 1992 and her Master-EDP designation in 2010.

“I was honored to present the Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award to Pat” says Skip Henk, President & CEO of Xplor International. “Pat truly is a unique individual who has left her mark on the industry.”

The Xplorer of the Year Award is one of the association’s most prestigious recognitions. It honors an individual’s outstanding service to the Association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and notable achievements promoting the interest of the electronic document systems industry. Only current members of Xplor International, who are not on the Association Board of Directors, are eligible.

This year’s Xplorer of the Year award was presented to Mark Miller, EDP. “Mark joined Xplor in 2010” says Skip Henk, EDP, Xplor’s President and CEO, “Since that time he became involved as a volunteer and is currently the President of the Western Canada Chapter. Additionally, he has taken on the role of chair for the Xplor Membership Committee and received his EDP certification just this year.”

Other Xplor annual awards, recognized and announced at Xploration® 16 include:

Application of the Year Award
Winner: Incepture Print Solutions
Honorable Mentions: Apex Revenue Technologies and Mutual of Omaha 

Technology Application Award:
Winner: Crawford Technologies
Honorable Mentions: GMC Software and Crawford Technologies

President’s Award
Winner: GMC Software

About Xploration® 16
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About Xplor International
Xplor International is a worldwide, not-for-profit professional association that consists of thousands of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a wide variety of document technologies. The association provides educational products and programs for its members and the industry at large through conferences, meetings and annual events. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at


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