CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- mimio, a provider of intuitive, interactive teaching technologies that enable educators to simply teach, has named Laurence Huntley as the company's General Manager, effective June 1, 2010.
With more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in marketing, sales and management for international companies in the software, IT and telecommunications industries, Huntley will steer the company in its efforts to bolster global market share through its family of easy-to-use teaching tools.
"Laurence is both a visionary and a pragmatist, and those traits coupled with his strong leadership qualities have enabled him to guide and grow many successful companies," said David Klatt, President, Technology Brands Global Business Unit at Newell Rubbermaid. "We feel certain that his stewardship will further strengthen the mimio brand and enable the company to continue its rapid growth throughout the world."
Huntley, who comes to mimio after serving as interim chief marketing officer for Promethean, had previously worked in senior-level marketing and operations positions at Cable & Wireless, Equant, British Telecom and Krone. He has also owned and operated his own management consulting business for companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Early in his career, Huntley served for a year as a volunteer teacher in the African nation of Ghana, part of the British Council Voluntary Service Overseas Program. That experience brought him a unique perspective on education and classroom instruction, particularly useful for leading the mimio organization.
"My year in Ghana and recent experience at Promethean taught me that if you give students the right opportunities and the right tools, they will amaze you with what they can achieve," said Huntley. "That is why I am so excited to be leading mimio. Our technology enables educators to engage with students more creatively and effectively, with advanced teaching tools that open up an entirely new world of learning."
Huntley is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School, and holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Warwick (U.K.) Business School. He has a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of London.
About Newell Rubbermaid Global Business and Technology Solutions
DYMO is the master brand name for the Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions portfolio. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.
Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:
- DYMO® Labeling Solutions include DYMO hand-held label makers, PC connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling tools (www.dymo.com).
- DYMO™ CardScan® Contact Management Solutions include CardScan business card scanners and contact management software featuring CardScan At Your Service™ (www.cardscan.com) and DYMO File® software for document scanning into digital files (www.dymofile.com).
- DYMO™ Endicia® Internet Postage Solutions include Endicia online shipping and mailing services (www.endicia.com), as well as customized postage (www.pictureitpostage.com).
- mimio® Interactive Teaching Solutions include mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders and accessories (www.mimio.com).
These global technology brands complement Newell Rubbermaid's strong portfolio of global brands, which also includes Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Technical Concepts™ and Aprica®.
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