MapInfo Appoints John O'Hara to Executive Vice President, International

London, 2 November, 2006
MapInfo Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS), the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announces the appointment of John O’Hara to Executive Vice President of International Operations. In this role, Mr. O’Hara will lead MapInfo’s expansion strategies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific, and implement MapInfo’s global strategy focused on key vertical markets across these geographies to best serve its global customers.
“With more that 28 years of experience in the high-tech industry, John is a proven leader and will be instrumental in leading our overseas operations,” said Mark Cattini, president and CEO of MapInfo. “His knowledge in sales and operations on a global scale will be influential in helping to increase MapInfo’s visibility in the important EMEA markets.”
Mr. O’Hara joins MapInfo EMEA headquarters in the UK from Microsoft, where he served as General Manager, Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft UK, responsible for sales and services to Microsoft’s enterprise customers. Prior to Microsoft, O’Hara served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations for Pivotal Corporation, a leading provider of CRM solutions to the mid enterprise, and spent 11 years at Lotus Development Group and IBM.
“With more and more business executives looking towards location intelligence to improve their organisation’s business decision-making processes, this is a very exciting time to join MapInfo,” said Mr. O’Hara. “I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience of the global technology markets to help MapInfo extend its market penetration internationally.”
About MapInfo
MapInfo is a global company and the leading provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organisations around the world. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries.
Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo is on the World Wide Web at The company’s UK and European headquarters are in Windsor, UK.
(Source Spatialnews) 
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