John Lombard is the new President and CEO for BÖWE SYSTEC North America

AUGSBURG, GERMANY—Sept. 13, 2011—BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH announced the appointment of John Lombard as president and CEO of BÖWE SYSTEC North America, reporting directly to the Management Board of BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH. Lombard, an industry veteran, is the former president of BÖWE BELL + HOWELL and BÖWE SYSTEC Inc. and is based in the Greater New York area.

BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH CEO Heiner Kudrus said, “We are deeply committed to our customers and we are extremely pleased that John was able to rejoin our group to lead our company in the North American market. He has deep industry knowledge and very strong customer relationships and we believe this will help demonstrate our commitment to the North American market. His direct presence will allow us to have a pulse on the industry so we can continue to provide innovative solutions that meet customer needs today and tomorrow.”

Lombard stated, “I am excited to once again be on the BÖWE SYSTEC team and to be able to serve our customers and market with world class technology and services. Our focus will be on helping customers reduce costs and improve operational efficiency and, as always, our goal is to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction possible and to protect our customers’ investments.”

The newly formed BÖWE SYSTEC North America will work closely with Bell and Howell, its North American distributor, to provide customers and the market with exceptional products and services.

BÖWE SYSTEC, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, tops the list of European suppliers of high-speed inserting systems, card mailing systems and innovative software, and is one of the world’s leading solution providers for modern print and mailroom centers. Thanks to strategic alliances with partners in the data management, print, prepress, postpress and mail logistics sectors, BÖWE SYSTEC has grown to become a global supplier of comprehensive mailroom solutions. With 20 subsidiaries in Germany, throughout Europe and in Japan, plus local general agencies for over 50 additional countries around the globe, the mailroom specialist is able to cater to local market requirements on an intensive and individual basis. Since 2010 BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH has been owned by the Possehl Group, which generates annual sales of more than €1.7 billion with a global workforce of over 8,800. The sole shareholder of L. Possehl & Co. mbH is the charitable Possehl Foundation in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.