July 17, 2008 -- Toronto, ON – ESRI Canada is pleased to announce that Jim Wickson has joined ESRI Canada in the newly established position of Vice President of Sales. Mr. Wickson will provide leadership and vision to the company’s sales organization in serving the rapidly growing enterprise GIS market. He will have the responsibility of overseeing the regional offices, as well as the sales support groups including; technology strategy, proposal support, business partner management and business development.
“Jim Wickson brings rich experience and strong leadership to ESRI Canada,” said John Kitchen, General Manager, ESRI Canada. “His focus on customers, teamwork and enterprise services will help grow our business to better support our customers.”
Mr. Wickson has spent over 30 years in the Information Technology industry with the last 12 years focused on Enterprise GIS in North America and Europe. He brings with him impressive senior level experience in Services, Operations, Marketing and Sales based roles. In 1996, Mr. Wickson joined Intergraph Canada and held senior positions as the Director of Western Canada and President of Intergraph Canada. Then from 2003 to January 2008, he held positions at Intergraph Corporation as the North America Vice President and General Manager, and Senior Vice President of Canada and Europe.
“This role represents an opportunity for me to work with a great team of people, providing exceptional solutions to a vast customer base in Canada,” said Mr. Wickson. “My focus has always been to provide the best customer experience possible in a collaborative and supportive environment. I look forward to working with existing and new customers.”
About ESRI Canada
Established in 1984, ESRI Canada is a Canadian owned company specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) solutions. ESRI Canada distributes the world's leading GIS software including solutions from ESRI Inc., Miner and Miner, I.S.M. International Systemap Corp. and Azteca. In order to provide organizations with complete industry-specific solutions ESRI Canada has established an extensive business partner program that includes more than 130 Canadian organizations. ESRI Canada also provides professional services including consulting, training, technical support, and enterprise GIS implementation. ESRI Canada is a leader in providing world-class enterprise GIS solutions for many industries including public works, land management, utilities, defence, public safety, business demographics, education, natural resources and transportation. ESRI Canada has fifteen regional offices across the country, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit www.esricanada.com or call 1-800-447-9778.