BCC Software Launches Executive Transition

ROCHESTER, NY—July 16, 2009—BCC Software, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company and the leading developer of high-performance solutions for professional mailers, today announced the commencement of an executive transition that will ultimately result in new formal leadership for the 30-year-old company.

Effective today, Executive Vice President Christopher Lien will assume primary leadership duties at BCC, with Jim Mann, a 13-year BCC veteran, accepting a promotion to Senior Vice President. The company’s founder, K. Jon Runstrom, will retain his current title of President but will take on an advisory role until his retirement in July 2010.

“Chris and Jim’s exceptional complementary talents make them an ideal team to continue BCC’s track record of innovation, service and excellence,” Runstrom said. “Between Chris’s unparalleled mailing acumen and Jim’s years of familiarity with BCC products, traditions and customers, I now know that as I prepare to step down next year, the company is perfectly positioned to grow in a manner that meets every industry expectation—without compromising any of the practices and standards that have earned BCC the standing of a true postal technology leader.”

Other executive adjustments announced today include the appointment of Bob Schimek to Vice President of Software Engineering; and the realignment of BCC’s Sales and Business Development teams to operate as a single unit under the leadership of Corey Smith, Vice President of Business Development.

Michael R. Swift, President and General Manager of the BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Postal and Sorting Products division, praised the strategy of this executive transition. “These changes sharpen an already effective team that has proven its value many times over, both to BÖWE BELL + HOWELL and the entire postal industry,” he said. “Chris Lien and Jim Mann—backed by the rest of the BCC executive team, and by the entire BCC family—are ideally suited to carry on the work started by Jon Runstrom, and to help current and future customers realize their mailing goals.”

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