Mark Durrett Joins Bell and Howell as Vice President of Marketing

Brings 25 Years of Experience in Marketing, Product Management

Durham, N.C., Dec. 8, 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 in Durham, 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, 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.”

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Bell and Howell is shaping the future of mail and commerce. We deliver innovative service and technology solutions that enrich customer communications and fulfillment for the world’s largest finance, industry and public sector enterprises. Our software and hardware streamlines high-volume, high-integrity production of customer communications and products, maximizes postal discounts, and monetizes every customer touchpoint. Our service organization is among the most sophisticated in the world for production workflow, automation and industrial mechatronics. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., with offices around the world, Bell and Howell is the trusted partner to thousands of organizations globally. For additional information, visit