Jon Baron, who has presided over Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting’s Professional Software and Services business for the past five years, has been appointed president of a new Americas Business Unit within the company’s Workflow & Services Solutions group.

Thomson Reuters made the official announcement on Wednesday, but WebCPA reported the new position back in March (see Thomson Reuters Taps Baron to Head New Unit). The new unit includes all North and South America-based businesses providing income tax compliance software solutions for corporate tax departments, as well as tax, accounting, and practice management solutions for accounting and consulting firms.

As part of this re-alignment, Baron will report to Brian Peccarelli, president of the W&SS business unit. The Americas unit is one of three regional income tax businesses in the recently created W&SS business unit. The other two business regions are Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia and Australia.

Baron joined Thomson Reuters in 1992 as head of the tax compliance technology development department at Thomson Creative Solutions, and has held many leadership positions since, including president and CEO of Creative Solutions, and most recently, president of the Professional Software & Services business of Tax & Accounting from 2005 until 2010, serving accounting firms across the U.S.

“I’m pleased to have an executive of Jon’s experience and background operating such a significant business unit,” said Roy M. Martin Jr., president and chief executive officer for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, in a statement. “Since his arrival in 1992, Jon’s leadership has allowed us to continually expand our leading position within the U.S. professional accounting firm market.”

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Baron spent 17 years with CCH, a business of Wolters Kluwer, where he held various executive technology development and operations leadership positions. He is based in Dexter, Mich.

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