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VMware Canada Appoints IT Industry Veteran Eric Gales to Lead

VMware Canada Appoints IT Industry Veteran Eric Gales to Lead Its
Canadian Operations 
BURLINGTON, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 --  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 400,0
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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 http://www.vmware.com/ca. 
VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the
United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.  
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Media Contacts
Cindy Watson / Jennifer Rideout
StrategicAmpersand Inc. for VMware
cindy@stratamp.com / jennifer@stratamp.com 
416-961-5595  
Sarah McGeary
VMware PR
smcgeary@vmware.com
650-427-1101 
 
 
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