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Pitney Bowes Sponsors World Mail Awards

Friday, May 01, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Pitney Bowes is sponsoring the Industry Leadership Award at this year’s World Mail Awards in Munich, as the mailstream technology company continues to support achievement and innovation in the postal industry.
The award, which is to be presented by Markus Mantwill, Vice President of Strategy, Postal Markets and Business Development at Pitney Bowes, recognises the exemplary leadership of an individual in advancing the postal industry. The winner is to receive a crystal pillar and a charitable donation of 7,500 euros to the educational initiative of that person’s choice.
The World Mail Awards, now in their 10th year, recognise excellence and best practice in the postal industry. The event, organised by Triangle, is to take place on 6 May, 2009 at the Munich Park Hotel on the eve of the World Mail & Express Europe Conference and Exhibition.

The Industry Leadership Award reflects an individual’s record of accomplishments, honouring that person for promoting innovation and effective management. These accomplishments can include: development of novel industry partnerships; a unique commitment to postal customers; and exemplary management of an institution to bring benefits to various postal industry stakeholders.

The panel for the Industry Leadership Award consists of past World Mail Award winners and other leading figures from the postal industry appointed by Pitney Bowes.

 For 2009, the panel includes:
- David Treworgy, Partner, IBM Global Business Services, who is the non-voting chair
- Jean-Paul Bailly, CEO of La Poste
- Ulrich Gygi, former CEO Swiss Post
- Helge Israelsen, CEO Post Danmark
- Graeme John, Managing Director of Australia Post
- John Potter, Postmaster General and CEO of the United States Postal Service
- Elmar Toime, former CEO of New Zealand Post
- Klaus Zumwinkel, former chairman of Deutsche Post World Net

Markus Mantwill, Vice President of Strategy, Postal Markets and Business Development at Pitney Bowes, notes: “This award goes to the heart of what Pitney Bowes wishes to see in the industry – innovation and accomplishment.
“Our company was founded by an inventor and was built on developments that helped advance communication for both businesses and individuals. We wish to continue that tradition and to promote these qualities in leaders of the postal industry worldwide as it evolves in the 21st century.”
For more information, please go to www.pb.com or www.mailawards.com or contact:
Hugh Filman
Lindsell Marketing
Tel: 44 20 7402 0510
Email: hugh@lindsellmarketing.com




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