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Lautenbach Named CEO of Pitney Bowes

December 4, 2012  By


Marc Lautenbach, a 27-year veteran of IBM’s technology and business services industry, becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes, effective immediately. 



Lautenbach succeeds Murray Martin, who is retiring as the company’s Chairman, President and CEO. Martin has also resigned from the company’s board of directors, but will continue to work with Pitney Bowes’ new CEO to help ease the leadership transition.

“I am proud to have been a part of Pitney Bowes’ growth and evolution since joining the company in 1987. I believe Marc has the right background and experience to lead Pitney Bowes forward, and to execute on the initiatives necessary to drive future growth and value creation for shareholders,” said Martin.

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The Pitney Bowes board also announced that Michael Roth, currently Lead Independent Director, has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Lautenbach has also been appointed to the company’s board, which is now comprised of 13 individuals, 12 of whom are independent.
 
At different stages of his 27-year career at IBM, Lautenbach oversaw the small- and medium-size (SMB) customer segment. As the executive responsible for sales in the Americas, he has also had experience in the enterprise and federal government segments. Most recently, Lautenbach served as Managing Partner of IBM North America Global Business Services. His other various senior management positions at IBM included: General Manager, IBM North America; General Manager, IBM Global Small and Medium Business; and Vice President, IBM Asia-Pacific Small and Medium Business.
 
“It is an honor to lead Pitney Bowes, a company with a long and proud history,” stated Lautenbach. “I view this as a time of great opportunity to build an even stronger future for the company with its valuable portfolio of innovative products and solutions, strong customer relationships and a team of deeply talented and devoted employees around the world.”


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