IR Recognized for Training Initiative Powered by GeoLearning LMS

December 7, 2004

International Rectifier (IR) was selected for leading the electronics industry in best practices of developing and improving the skills of its sales staff while making training a significant part of its corporate culture. The company’s e-learning programs are designed to provide product training to their worldwide sales force.

GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro™ learning management system and e-learning delivery platform is the technology backbone behind International Rectifier’s Power Tech Learning Center. As an Internet-based system, it affords IR salespeople the opportunity to take a wide range of technical classes according to their schedules and specific product area of responsibility.

The Web-based learning platform has improved communication and sales force knowledge, boosted sales effectiveness, and increased customer care for IR’s global sales force throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.

The 2004 European Electronics Industry Awards were held in Munich, Germany on November 9.

About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the the leading provider of managed learning servcies and hosted learning platforms, having been chosen by more than 350 organizations around the world to manage learning and development. Named to the 2004 Inc. 500, GeoLearning is one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s GeoMaestro™ and GeoExpress™ learning management platforms offer robust registration, tracking and reporting functionality crucial for managing enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. With no hardware or software to install, GeoLearning’s ASP-hosted platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. Additional information is available at

About International Rectifier
International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, employs approximately 5,800 people with operations in 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. The company’s headquarters are located in El Segundo, California. Its mixed-signal analog ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components are relied upon by the world’s leading makers of next generation laptops, desktops, energy-efficient appliances, automobiles, lighting, aircraft, satellites and advanced defense systems. The company’s Web site is located at