MapInfo Corporation has announced the appointment of Michael Hickey to Chief Operating Officer. Hickey, who has been with MapInfo Corporation for seven years, will lead MapInfo’s sales, marketing, product management and engineering functions to accelerate the adoption of location-based technology and expand MapInfo’s worldwide business, service and support operations. This news complements the announcement of MapInfo’s three new business units designed to strengthen the company’s focus on customer needs and capitalize on new market opportunities.
Hickey has held a number of executive management positions at MapInfo, including his most
recent position as executive vice president, sales and marketing. Previously, Hickey was group
vice president of operations and vice president and general manager of MapInfo’s Information
Business, a business that he grew 175 percent over a two-and-a-half-year period. Prior to joining
MapInfo, Hickey held management positions at AlliedSignal, where he developed functional
expertise in sales, industry marketing, product management and business planning.
Hickey currently serves on the Board of Associate Trustees of Siena College and the Editorial
Advisory Board of Business Geographics. He holds an MBA from the State University of New
York at Albany and a BS in marketing and management from Siena College.