CHICAGO, Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Global Imaging Systems (GIS), A Xerox Company /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx XRX +0.00% , 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 print solutions.
"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 available."
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.
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