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Chris Lien becomes new BCC President

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, New York - BCC Software, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company and a leading developer of postal and data-quality technology solutions that optimize client communications, announces the promotion of Christopher Lien to BCC President. He replaced BCC founder and former President K. Jon Runstrom, whose retirement took effect June 30.

"Our current and future customers face increasing challenges in their application of postal and other technology solutions that achieve their business goals. BCC is uniquely positioned to be a true partner to our clients in these exciting and evolving times," Lien said. "I'm honored to help continue this company's proud heritage of innovation, service and support."

"No one is better prepared than Chris Lien to help BCC Software meet and exceed the company's goals in the years ahead," said Mike Swift, President of Software and Postal Sorting for BCC parent company BÖWE BELL + HOWELL. "His vision, knowledge, and influence will help shape this company – and indeed, the industry – for years to come. We're thrilled to have him on the BÖWE BELL + HOWELL team."

An active member of the U.S. mailing industry for more than 15 years, Lien has authored several software solutions utilizing Mail.dat for electronic auditing, distribution and logistics planning, palletization, and electronic postage payment. His commitment to the betterment of the industry is evident in his involvement in such groups as the Association for Postal Commerce, the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association, IDEAlliance and the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers. He is the IDEAlliance representative to the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), and was most recently elected industry focus group leader for address accuracy in MTAC.

Lien is a sought-after speaker at mailing-related conferences and events, and frequently delivers presentations at the National Postal Forum, MAILCOM, Graph Expo, and many regional Postal Customer Councils. He has written numerous industry articles related to address quality and Intelligent Mail, and hosted many online webinars on those topics and others.

As President, Lien will offer perspective and guidance with regard to the ongoing development of BCC's array of postal and data quality technology solutions. He will also continue to represent the company at industry conferences and events, and to offer his perspective on industry issues in trade articles and on the BCC blog,  Mailing Industry News.

Lien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota. He and his family live in Rochester, NY.




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