Microsoft Canada President Steps Down After Three Years; Max Long to Take Over

by Knowlton Thomas

Eric Gales has served as the president of Microsoft Canada for nearly three years. However, on May 1, Eric will officially step down as the leader of Microsoft's Canadian division to "pursue other interests.:

Eric took over for Phil Sorgen in 2009. In Eric's stead will be Max Long. Max is a Microsoft veteran; he currently serves as vice president of corporate accounts for Microsoft's worldwide small and midmarket solutions and partner group—which is actually where Phil returned after his stint in Canada.

The Financial Post speculates that Eric will be "taking some personal time off" before deciding what to do next.

Company:
Microsoft
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more




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