TORONTO, On., Dec. 4, 2014 – Xerox executive Al Varney has been appointed president and CEO of Xerox Canada Ltd. He will succeed Mandy Shapansky who plans to retire January 1, 2015 after four years at the helm of Xerox’s Canadian operations.

Varney, a former vice president of marketing for Xerox Canada, will lead the Canadian organization after a five-year stint in the United States, where he served as president of Xerox North American Agent Operations and, prior to that, as a senior vice president for U.S. Client Operations. Varney first joined Xerox Canada in 1986 where he has held various positions in sales, marketing and general management.

“Xerox is such a well-respected brand in Canada, offering market-leading business processes services and document management technology,” Varney said. “I am excited to be back in Canada to continue Xerox’s growth in the market by working with clients on solutions that support them reaching their own business growth goals.”

Shapansky – named one of Canada’s Top 100 most powerful women in 2012 – spent nearly three decades with Xerox Canada, successfully leading Xerox’s business process services growth in Canada and building upon Xerox’s market leadership in document management technology.