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Xerox group president Appelo resigns

Rochester Business Journal
September 12, 2012

Willem Appelo, one of Xerox Corp.’s highest ranking local executives, has resigned from his position.

He most recently served as Rochester-based president of Xerox’s global technology and delivery group. 

Armando Zagalo De Lima, president of Xerox Technology, in a memo to employees Tuesday noted Appelo built a successful career at Xerox over 21 years making contributions in various roles across Europe and the United States.
Zagalo De Lima said Russell Peacock will take over the job. Peacock currently serves as the company’s president of Global Imaging Systems and Xerox Canada. Peacock will continue in those roles and work with Appelo, who will remain with Xerox during the transition, the company said.

Appelo was named president of Xerox global business and services group in late 2008 as part of the transition in which Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy relinquished the job of CEO to Ursula Burns.

A native of the Netherlands, Appelo joined Xerox in 1991 and has spent most of the past nine years based in the Rochester area. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from HEAO in Zwolle, Netherlands, and an MBA from Delta University in Utrecht, Netherlands.

In other news, French energy firm Schneider Electric SA selected Xerox to modernize its information technology infrastructure as part of a seven-year, $153 million agreement, the companies announced Wednesday.

Xerox will modernize the company’s North American information technology infrastructure operations by consolidating its data centers and managing them with automated processes that respond to the fluctuating market demands of the energy sector. Xerox also will assume responsibility for running the company’s help desk.

“Schneider Electric is simplifying its internal IT operations as it continues to lead in the evolving energy industry,” said Kraig Kyser, chief operations officer of Xerox’s IT outsourcing group.

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