Pitney Bowes Names Bill Hughes Chief Communications Officer
STAMFORD, Conn., July 16, 2013 - Pitney Bowes, Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that Bill Hughes has been named Chief Communications Officer. Hughes will report to Abby F. Kohnstamm, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and will also become a member of the executive management team.
Before joining Pitney Bowes, Hughes was Chief Communications Officer at CA Technologies, one of the world’s largest IT management software companies (NASDAQ: CA), where he was responsible for managing and directing employee and executive communications, media relations, community relations and corporate sustainability, government relations and digital and social media programs. Hughes joined CA Technologies in 2006.
Prior to joining CA, Hughes was Vice President for Global Communications and Public Affairs at IMS Health, the world's leading market information company to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. From 1996 to 2004, Hughes held a number of senior executive positions at IBM, including Vice President of Corporate Media Relations, where he directed media relations, including financial and corporate communications, as well as industry analyst relations, and served as the company spokesperson. In 1998, Bill was named Vice President of Communications for IBM Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo.
Earlier in his career, Hughes spent more than 12 years at public relations agencies, including Burson-Marsteller in Los Angeles, Weber Shandwick in Los Angeles and London, and Miller Communications in Boston.
“Bill is an exceptional communications professional and experienced business leader,” said Kohnstamm. “He has over twenty-five years of global experience across a wide range of industries in both large and mid-to-small sized organizations. I am looking forward to working closely with Bill in helping Pitney Bowes continue to unlock value for our clients, shareholders and employees.”
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately USD$5 billion in annual revenues and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com.