Ottawa, ON Xerox Canada today announced the appointment of Patrick Tallon to vice president, Eastern Operations, effective immediately. This is a new position for Xerox Canada, as Eastern sales operations were previously bundled with the company's public sector sales organization.

Prior to this appointment, Tallon was director of Xerox Canada's Global Services Business in Toronto and South-Western Ontario. He was responsible for all service delivery, business development and customer satisfaction within a 300 person team, focused on the legal, pharmaceutical, financial and aerospace industries.

Tallon joined Xerox Canada in 1997 and has held a variety of leadership positions since that time, from territory manager to federal government, national sales manager. Prior to his tenure at Xerox, Tallon was vice president of a national printing firm, and a regular speaker at graphic communications industry events such as On-Demand and Xplor.

"The population and public sector influence in Eastern Canada has always made it a significant region for Xerox," said Kevin Warren, president and CEO, Xerox Canada. "Pat's breadth of experience and extensive knowledge of the marketplace and federal government operations make him an ideal leader for this important geographical division of our business."

In his new role, Tallon is responsible for leading the organization's sales activities throughout all of Eastern Canada, a region that includes the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Maritimes, Newfoundland, and Ottawa/Gatineau. He is responsible for overall strategic direction, sales coverage, marketing and customer support programs.

Tallon holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University. He lives in Ottawa with his wife, Roxanne.
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