Pitney Bowes Names Patrick Brand President, Document Factory Solutions
STAMFORD, Conn., January 08, 2007 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the mailstream technology firm, today announced that Patrick Brand has been appointed President, Document Factory Solutions, a $600 million global line of business within Document Messaging Technologies.
In his new role, Brand will be responsible for driving revenue and profitability in the production mailing business including the recent acquisition, Sure-Feed Engineering. He will also work across Pitney Bowes on cross-selling and on corporate growth strategy and execution. Brand reports to Leslie Abi-Karam, Executive Vice President and President, Document Messaging Technologies.
Throughout his career at Pitney Bowes, Brand has consistently delivered results in each of the corporate and business unit roles he has held. He joined the Document Factory Solutions (DFS) business in 2003 and, in his most recent role as Vice President of U.S. Sales, he led the business unit to double-digit revenue and EBIT growth.
"Pat is a strategic leader with a proven track record. He understands how to build customer loyalty and increase employee engagement to achieve superior business results. I'd like to personally congratulate him on his outstanding achievements in this dynamic business," said Abi-Karam. "With this organizational change, we are positioning ourselves to further grow our core business while leveraging new opportunities through acquisition and innovation."
Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies provides systems, software and service solutions that optimize an organization's mailstream. These Customer Communication Management (CCM) solutions leverage intelligence across production, customers and channels to deliver cost savings and revenue growth in an automated document factory environment.
"Document Factory Solutions leverages leading-edge technology and world-class support to enable our customers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their mailstream communications," said Brand. "Customers can continue to count on us to deliver the innovative solutions that are necessary to effectively deal with the rapidly changing market and regulatory environment."
Pitney Bowes provides the world's most comprehensive suite of mailstream software, hardware, services and solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communication. Pitney Bowes, with $5.6 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers' operations, helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. The company's 86 years of technological leadership have produced many major mailstream innovations, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owners Association's list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 34,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at www.pb.com.