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MapInfo Strengthens Asia Pacific Operations

  • 09 March, 2004 13:55

<p>MapInfo Strengthens Asia Pacific Operations</p>
<p>-MapInfo Expands Local and Regional Teams To Meet Customer Demand-</p>
<p>SYDNEY – 9 March 2004 — MapInfo Corporation, the leading provider of location-intelligence solutions, today announced a number of significant appointments across the region that meet customer demand and further cement its strong position in Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>The recent appointments include: Yik-Chuan Tan as sales engineer for South East Asia, Peter Corlett as sales engineer for Southern Region, Australia and Marc Furze as account manager, Public Sector, Canberra. Nigel Lester has also been promoted to sales director for South East Asia.</p>
<p>“As the growth of geographic information systems (GIS) and location based solutions continues, these appointments will help us align our company to best meet the needs of our diverse customer range and channel partners throughout the region,” said Brian Cartwright, general manager of MapInfo Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>“Nigel, Yik-Chuan, Peter and Marc bring substantial experience and understanding of enterprise-level, technology-driven solutions. Over the past few years, MapInfo has evolved to provide complete enterprise-wide solutions and the collective experience of this team will be an enormous asset to MapInfo,” he added.</p>
<p>With eight years of IT consulting and engineering experience at companies such as Informix, Manugistics and Hypercom, Yik-Chuan Tan will be responsible for providing technical expertise and advice on MapInfo’s solutions to business partners and customers throughout South East Asia.</p>
<p>As the sales engineer for Southern Region, Australia, Peter Corlett will be responsible for developing prototype applications to showcase the functionality of MapInfo products and technology as well as provide training and support to MapInfo customers and partners. Marc Furze is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with existing and potential customers within State and Federal Government in Canberra.</p>
<p>As the MapInfo sales director for South East Asia, Nigel Lester is responsible for establishing and expanding MapInfo’s business across the region including the management of channel sales. Previously MapInfo’s sales engineer for Southern Region, Nigel brings eight years of experience in the application and development of GIS in a variety of areas.</p>
<p>About MapInfo</p>
<p>MapInfo Corporation is a global software company that integrates software, data and services to help customers realise greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com. The company’s Australian headquarters is in Sydney NSW, its S.E. Asian office in Singapore and its North Asian office in Beijing, PRC.</p>
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<p>MapInfo and its products are registered trademarks of MapInfo Corporation.</p>
<p>Contacts: Kristy Bryan
MapInfo Australia
Tel: + 612 8925 7323
Mob: 0412 277 032
Email: kristy.bryan@mapinfo.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: + 612 9954 3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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