CHICAGO – Global Imaging Systems (GIS), A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), acquired
Illinois-based Martin Whalen Office Solutions, a leading provider of office technology
and software solutions for Chicago's southern and western suburbs.
Further expanding Xerox’s distribution in Illinois, Martin Whalen will immediately
add Xerox’s full range of office and printing technology and managed print services
to its portfolio. The company has distributed Canon and Kyocera copiers, printers
and multifunction devices in addition to providing document management and managed
“Martin Whalen has an outstanding reputation as a customer-focused company with
strong ties to the community – an ideal fit to our growing nationwide network
of locally based companies that cater to their individual markets’ unique needs,”
said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president, Acquisitions, Corporate Service
and Marketing, GIS.
“Our family business is built on providing the most comprehensive workplace solutions
for our customers,” said Marty Whalen, Jr., president and CEO, Martin Whalen Office
Solutions. “By aligning with GIS and Xerox, we re-affirm our commitment to better
solutions, faster answers, superior technology and the most responsive service
Whalen will remain as president and CEO; Daniel Whalen will remain as vice president.
The company has locations in Bradley, Tinley Park and Channahon, Ill.
About Global Imaging Systems
Global Imaging Systems, A Xerox Company, is made up of regional core companies
in the United States that sell and service document management systems such as
printers, copiers and multifunction devices; network integration services; and
electronic presentation systems. As an office technology dealer, Global Imaging
sells products from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp and Konica Minolta.
Xerox acquired Global Imaging Systems in 2007 and operates it as a wholly owned
subsidiary within Xerox’s North American operations.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading
enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise
and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises
– to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus
more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn.,
Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including
data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support,
transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial
and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge
document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic
communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people
of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit
http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For
investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor