Earth Class Mail Makes New Officer and Board Appointments

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COO Sarah Carr named president; founder and CEO Ron Wiener becomes board chairman.

Earth Class Mail Corporation (ECM) announces today that Sarah G. Carr, the company's chief operating officer, has been promoted to president. Founding President and CEO Ron Wiener will become chairman of the board and will focus on advancing the company's strategy with national posts and other major initiatives.

Carr has been COO at the company since October, 2008. She has more than 20 years of executive experience as a general manager with Print Inc. and Bowne Global Solutions, SVP Operations at Thomson Financial and VP Strategy and Business Development at the Thomson Corporation.    

"Earth Class Mail is one of those very big ideas that, five years ago, took a rather extraordinary leap of faith to envision working at the level of a national postal operator," said outgoing chairman Chris Kwak. "The recent licensing of the ECM Internet-powered postal-mail delivery platform to Swiss Post allows us to parlay this into more partnerships with leading innovators in the postal industry." Kwak, a partner with Cato Partners investment fund in New York City, has been involved with the company since its formation five years ago; he is stepping down from the board but remains a significant shareholder.

"We believe Sarah's skills and experience will allow ECM not only to grow its customer base, but also to hone operational excellence," said Jonathan Roberts, a partner at Bellevue, Wash.-based venture-capital firm Ignition Partners and a director of ECM. "We also want to thank Ron for his leadership as CEO getting the company to this stage, and we look forward to his further contributions as Chairman of the Board."

About Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail™ ( offers and licenses a service that lets customers in more than 170 countries access and manage their postal mail online, 24x7, with benefits ranging from mobility and convenience or a business presence at a fraction of the cost of an executive suite to cost-savings and productivity. Earth Class Mail's system digitizes envelopes at midstream of the delivery process, presenting two-sided color images of incoming envelopes to customers via email and in customers' secure online accounts. Then, for each new mail item, customers can use Earth Class Mail's patent-pending Recipient Choice™ technology to have the item opened and the contents confidentially scanned for secure online viewing, or to have it shredded, archived, delivered to the right desk, transferred to another person without need of interoffice mail systems, or forward-shipped to another location without delay. For enterprises and government agencies, the system digitizes paper mail at its entry point, injecting it directly into an organization's electronic workflow and saving 75% of typical document lifecycle costs. Founded in 2004, Earth Class Mail is headquartered in Seattle and is venture-capital funded by Ignition Partners. It has over 20 points of presence in the U.S., from New York City to San Francisco, where customers may have their mail delivered.


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