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Polestar partners with ECM in USA to expand its global offering

Monday, October 05, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Building on the success of its strategic alliance with Tokyo-based Vanfu, Polestar Applied Solutions is strengthening its geographic reach further, this time with a leading communication media management company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Polestar has formed a partnership with Enterprise Communication Media Corporation (ECM) which will deliver a communication media supply chain service through a worldwide solutions network for international clients.

Mark Alioto, Chief Executive Officer of West Coast-based ECM, explains: "Companies are looking for innovative ways to aggregate and optimise their communication media procurement and usage across their organisations. Our alliance with Polestar creates a complete service offering, from design to delivery. Together we bring company-wide, multi-national solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiency through the use of client centric technology and management expertise. "

Polestar Chief Executive Barry Hibbert adds: "This is an excellent opportunity for Polestar to expand its international offering for existing and potential clients, in particular through our Applied Solutions business, where our experience in print management and our technology solutions complement the expertise and resources of ECM. "

ECM provides Communication Media solutions to enterprise-sized corporations, whose spend on communications media is in excess of $5 million through its customised client services, proven cost reduction methodology and ECM's integrated technology platform.

ECM CEO Mark Alioto was VP Sales for the US division of HTTprint, whilst Barry Hibbert was European CEO. Barry Hibbert says: "I am delighted to be working with Mark again and look forward to building a long-term relationship with his team as we move this venture forward. "




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