VMware Canada Appoints IT Industry Veteran Eric Gales to Lead Its Canadian Operations

Wed Nov 7, 2012 4:05pm EST

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  BURLINGTON, ON, Nov 07 (Marketwire) -- 
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure, today announced that Eric Gales has joined VMware as
Country Manager for its Canadian operations. This newly formed role marks
a continued investment and growth strategy for VMware in Canada. Gales
will be responsible for helping to drive VMware's products and services
into Enterprise- and Commercial-level accounts throughout the country.
Gales will be responsible for the management of Canadian sales including
technical consulting, professional services and field marketing. 

    "VMware is building momentum in Canada, and we're excited to have Eric on
board to drive our next phase of growth," said Jeff Casale, Senior
Vice-President and General Manager, Americas, at VMware. "With his
extensive leadership and technical experience, we're confident Eric is
the right person at the right time to lead the VMware Canada team as they
continue to work closely with customers, helping them transform IT and
deliver more value to their businesses." 

    Gales joins VMware Canada with more than two decades of experience in the
IT industry. In his most recent role, Gales was the president of
Microsoft Canada. Prior to this, Gales was responsible for sales,
marketing and services for small and mid-market business for Microsoft
Canada. He also held positions in various business areas for Microsoft
United Kingdom (UK), including leading the UK Partner Group. During that
time he was closely involved in developing the Microsoft Partner Program.

    Grant Aitken, VMware Canada's Area Vice President and a critical member
of VMware Canada's senior leadership team, will work closely with Gales,
focusing his extensive expertise on serving and growing VMware Canada's
large enterprise accounts.

    About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud
Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build,
deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is
evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of
US$3.77 billion, VMware has more than 400,000 customers and 55,000
partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices
throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. VMware
Canada is based in Burlington, Ont., and can be found online at

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VMware PR

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