Powis Parker, Inc. Announces New CEO Richard Heaps

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Experienced business, law, and community leader.

I am thrilled to lead the company into building upon the strengths of its 30 year foundation, and driving growth via strong overall leadership, clear vision and continuing our tradition as a customer-driven company.

Powis Parker, Inc. announced today the appointment of its new President and CEO, Richard Heaps effective March 1, 2013. Mr. Heaps brings to Powis Parker deep leadership experience as CEO, COO, CFO in a broad spectrum of markets including enterprise software, telecommunications, social media, SaaS and e-commerce. Mr. Heaps has also practiced law and operated his own strategic consulting firm focused on emerging growth companies.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Powis team,” said founder Kevin Parker. “With his vast arsenal of relevant business and leadership experience, I have the utmost confidence that Powis Parker, Inc. is headed into a bright future in Richard’s hands.”

“Powis Parker represents innovation and quality,” says Heaps. “I am thrilled to lead the company into building upon the strengths of its 30 year foundation, and driving growth via strong overall leadership, clear vision and continuing our tradition as a customer-driven company. I look forward to challenging the staff to tap into their talents in an effort for positive progress of Powis Parker.”

Mr. Heaps has a successful history of leading companies through rounds of financing, through restructuring, executing strategic partnerships, and driving product strategy.

Long held enthusiasm in leadership and education, Heaps has earned a Juris Doctor and MBA from Stanford University as well as a BA from Yale University. His leadership and support for education is shared within the community with in his position as Director for Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs, an organization devoted to developing young singers and for Girls Inc. of the Island City, part of a national organization committed to mentoring and developing leadership skills among young women. Additionally he is Advisor to ASPIRE, a nationally recognized public charter school network and which largely focuses on the economically disadvantaged.

About Powis
Incorporated in 1983, Powis is the inventor of Fastback® -- revolutionary tabletop binding machines that produce strong, beautiful tape binding and bookstore-quality perfect binding and hardcovers. The Fastback line ranges from small office machines to systems that can support a high volume digital press. Our innovative bind-on-demand technology is used by leading photo book manufacturers, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and governments worldwide. More information is available at http://www.powis.com.

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