Pitney Bowes Appoints Lautenbach as CEO

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that the Pitney Bowes Board of Directors has appointed Marc B. Lautenbach as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Lautenbach joins Pitney Bowes with nearly 30 years of experience in the technology and business services industry, having served in senior leadership positions at IBM (NYSE: IBM).

Mr. Lautenbach succeeds Murray D. Martin, who is retiring as the company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and has resigned from the company’s board of directors. Mr. Martin will continue to work with Mr. Lautenbach on an effective transition. Continue reading

Video: Maryland man arrested after threatening mass shooting at Pitney Bowes mail facility

The Baltimore Sun reports that a Maryland man, Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, threatened to “load my guns” and attack a Pitney Bowes mail facility where he formerly worked:

According to an application for the search warrant, Prescott called his former supervisor, Gary Crofoot, at mail services supplier Pitney Bowes in Capitol Heights on Monday and repeatedly said, “I am a joker. I’m going to load my guns.”

He also said he wanted to “see the supervisor’s brain splatter all over the sidewalk,” the search warrant application says. Police confirmed that there was animosity between the two men but said the threat was directed toward “everybody.”

Read more at the Baltimore Sun: Crofton, Maryland man called himself ‘Joker,’ planned mass shooting, police say – Baltimore Sun.

Unnecessary Postal Charges Are Costing SMEs Dear, Claims Pitney Bowes

HARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – July 5, 2012) – Pitney Bowes warns that SMEs who are persisting with stamps, may have missed out on significant savings already. It’s now been two months since the Royal Mail raised the price of first class stamps to 60p for a standard letter; franked mail is 27% cheaper at 44p per item.

SMEs that are sending as few as 10 first class letters per day could have already saved up to £72 on their postal costs by using a franking machine instead*.

Phil Hutchison, Pitney Bowes’ Marketing Director, advises “Over the course of a year, the additional costs of using stamps are well over £400, even for mail-light users. What is not calculated is the loss of staff time as well as other business benefits that users of franking machines enjoy.”

Pitney Bowes has published comprehensive advice about the rate change online at www.ratechange.co.uk as well as offering specific product options suitable for small and micro businesses.

For further advice on how to help your business make and maintain savings on postal communication, then please visit: www.pitneybowes.co.uk.

Pitney Bowes to partner with Adobe on digital delivery service

STAMFORD, Conn. & DUSSELDORF, Germany, February 28, 2012 – Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) announced today that it has selected Adobe Systems Incorporated as a technology partner for the Volly™ secure digital delivery service. Adobe® Digital Marketing Suite technology will be a key component of the Volly™ system, both for the U.S. consumer launch by Pitney Bowes, and for partners who wish to customize Volly™ for their particular needs. The integrated enablement of the Volly™ secure digital delivery service will allow international posts and banks to readily create their own branded digital delivery solution. The integrated enablement will also allow for brand provisioning on the Volly™ digital delivery service, and consumers will be able to control how, when and where they receive their digital mail communications. Continue reading