Xerox Names New Senior Leadership in North America
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 03, 2007 - Xerox Corporation today announced the appointment of two seasoned executives to its North American senior management team. Doug Lord has been named president of Xerox's U.S. Solutions Group, and Kevin Warren will now lead Xerox Canada, Ltd.
Lord, previously head of Xerox Canada, moves to the U.S. to lead Xerox's direct sales force that markets and sells Xerox's systems and services across the country. He replaces Michael Brannigan, who is retiring from Xerox after a 35-year career with the company. Lord brings a strong sales orientation to the role with more than 30 years of Xerox experience not only in sales management but also in marketing, human resources, supply chain and customer service.
A 23-year veteran of Xerox, Kevin Warren assumes the role of president, chairman and CEO of Xerox Canada, leading a team of 4,200 employees who deliver annual revenue of more than $1.2 billion. Warren previously led the team responsible for the transition of Xerox's acquisition of Global Imaging Systems. He has a strong background in direct sales and sales management, previously serving as head of Xerox's U.S. Eastern Sales Operations.
Xerox also announced the retirement of Emerson Fullwood, chief marketing officer, Xerox North America. Fullwood began his Xerox career in 1972 and has held a number of marketing and sales leadership positions throughout the company.
"A company's success is often defined by its leaders who are on the front line, serving as champions for their people and their customers," said Jim Firestone, executive vice president and president, Xerox North America. "During their more than three decades with Xerox, Mike and Emerson exemplified values-based, results-driven leadership. We will always appreciate their contributions to our company. They have paved the way for the next generation of Xerox leadership, including Kevin and Doug, to accelerate Xerox's growth and continue building value for our stakeholders."
The appointments are effective January 1. Both Lord and Warren report to Firestone.
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