XPLANE has been named to the 2011 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. Winners will be celebrated at a banquet on March 3, at which time specific rankings will be unveiled.

To make the list, organizations are ranked based on confidential employee surveys and a benefits report completed by each company’s human resources representative. For the 2011 list, 263 companies participated and more than 14,000 employees were surveyed.

“It is a great honor to have XPLANE recognized as one of Oregon’s best places to work by Oregon Business Magazine,†said Aric Wood, chief executive officer, XPLANE. “This is fantastic validation of the special kind of employee experience we’ve worked hard to build, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team for turning those ideals into a reality.â€

XPLANE is an information design consultancy that drives better results for many of the world’s leading organizations including Microsoft, Nokia, ITT, and BP. XPLANE is a new kind of consultancy that drives innovation through the combination of its employees’ diverse expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. Global XPLANE headquarters are in Portland, Ore. USA; European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain; additional locations are in St. Louis, Mo. and Amsterdam, Netherlands. www.xplane.com