Bell and Howell Taps Mark Durrett as VP of Marketing to Further Drive Growth
Durham, N.C.—December 9, 2015—Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell, announced that the company has hired Mark Durrett as its new vice president of marketing. Based out of the company’s headquarters located here, Durrett will oversee Bell and Howell’s activities in demand generation, market intelligence, brand development and corporate communications.
Durrett has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, product management and engineering leadership roles with entrepreneurial growth-stage technology companies. Most recently, he served as vice president of marketing and product management at cyber-threat intelligence startup Emerging Threats, which was acquired in 2015 by Proofpoint.
Durrett’s distinguished career also includes serving as vice president of marketing at Overture Networks, founding publisher-editor of CarrierEthernetNews.com, and global marketing co-chair of the Metro Ethernet Forum. He has designed and marketed technology solutions for industry pioneers such as Hatteras Networks (which he also co-founded), Covelight Systems, NetEdge Systems, and Wandel & Goltermann.
Durrett earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. In addition to contributing to numerous industry standards organizations, he holds a U.S. patent for a method of providing Ethernet service.
"Bell and Howell has completed its turnaround to profitability and is now investing in growth initiatives," said Ratan. "I look forward to Mark’s leadership in marketing to help drive that."
About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell is a trusted partner to many of the world’s largest providers in banking, insurance, telecommunications and postal services, as well as public utilities, freight operators, governments, and print and mail service bureaus. It has evolved its competencies in software and hardware technologies to enrich customer communications and commerce in print, mail and parcels operation, eCommerce, and information infrastructure. its service capabilities expand beyond mail to include wide-format print, robotics, cash management, and smart card production and issuance. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest technical service organizations across the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Germany.
Source: Bell and Howell.