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Pitney Bowes Names Chris Baker President of Group 1 Software Subsidiary
STAMFORD, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI - News) today announced the appointment of Christopher Baker to the position of president, Group 1 Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. Effective July 1, 2005, Baker succeeds retiring Bob Bowen who served as president of Group 1 Software for twenty-one years. Baker most recently served as vice president of Sales and Customer Development at Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies.
Baker, 38, founded MailCode in 1989 and successfully managed the company's development as a leader in automated mail processing solutions. Pitney Bowes acquired MailCode in 2001. In his most recent role as vice president of Sales and Customer Development at Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies, Baker successfully contributed to significant revenue growth in the United States in 2003 and 2004, integrated three separate sales channels, and created the Automated Document Factory (ADF) Solutions Group to focus on this segment.
"Chris Baker brings to his new role an outstanding combination of general management and entrepreneurial expertise, engineering knowledge, and customer interfacing capabilities," said Leslie Abi-Karam, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. "His new responsibilities include leading the Group 1 organization in delivering continued growth and innovation in the software solutions market."
"Under Bob's effective leadership, Group 1 has continued to grow and provide a broad suite of industry-leading technologies that enable clients to maximize the value of their customer data," Abi-Karam added. "I'd like to thank him for his many contributions to the success of Group 1 and congratulate him on an impressive and successful career."
Pitney Bowes also announced today that Patrick Brand replaces Baker as vice president, US Sales and Customer Development. Brand joined Pitney Bowes in 1983, and most recently served as vice president, Global Strategy, Product Management and Marketing for Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. Abi-Karam explained that Brand brings to this new position strong leadership qualities and a proven record of achieving superior business results in product and marketing positions throughout the company.
About Group 1 Software
Group 1 Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, develops software that provides an integrated Customer Communication Management (CCM) solution, which maximizes the value of customer data and improves the effectiveness of customer communications. Group 1 Software's solutions are an essential component of enterprise applications, serving to consolidate, cleanse and enrich corporate data, and generate personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. The company's solutions are utilized by over 3,500 organizations worldwide in the utilities, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, retail, telecommunications, insurance and other industries, including Entergy, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, QVC, Siemens, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo. For more information about the company, visit http://www.g1.com.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is the world's leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions. The $5.1 billion company helps organizations of all sizes efficiently and effectively manage their mission-critical mail and document flow in physical, digital and hybrid formats. Its solutions range from addressing software and metering systems to print stream management, electronic bill presentment and presort mail services. The company's 85 years of technological leadership have produced many major innovations in the mailing industry, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owner's list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 35,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at http://www.pb.com.
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