REDMOND, Wash., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the appointment of Judson Althoff to the role of president, North America Sales & Marketing, and corporate vice president. Althoff will manage a team of sales, marketing and services professionals across the United States and Canada, within a division that was a significant contributor to Microsoft's $73 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) A business technology leader with more than 18 years of experience, Althoff previously served as senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels and embedded sales at Oracle Corp., where he led worldwide indirect and embedded sales. During his 14 years at Oracle, Althoff held a number of senior positions, including group vice president for worldwide alliances, and vice president of global platform and distribution sales. Before Oracle, he held several sales leadership roles at EMC Corp. "Judson has a track record of successfully developing, growing and leading global sales organizations with a culture of execution excellence," said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. "Judson's proven leadership will enable us to continue to excel in delivering the best devices and services experience to our customers including businesses and consumers." Althoff will assume his new role at Microsoft on March 29, 2013, reporting to Turner. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. SOURCE Microsoft Corp.