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DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies Executive Named to International Trade Administration Advisory Council

Director of Marketing to Provide Strategic Counsel on U.S. - Turkey Relations

CAMBRIDGE, MA - November 9, 2010 - Secretary Francisco Sanchez of the International Trade Administration (ITA) recently appointed Paul Olean, Director of Marketing for DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies (ITT), to serve on the U.S. - Turkey Business Council, developed to strengthen ties between the two countries. Olean's appointment to serve on this advisory council to the Turkish government was announced earlier this month.

In this position, Olean will work alongside representatives from various U.S. private sector companies, such as Citigroup and Nike, to encourage bilateral discussions of business and economic issues that impact both the United States and Turkey. The council, composed of senior-level executives from companies based in the two countries, will convene at least once a year to provide policy recommendations to both governments on ways to strengthen those relations.

"Turkey is an important market for DYMO/Mimio ITT as we continue to grow our presence globally," said Olean. "With its young, growing population and economy, we see great potential. I'm pleased to serve on this advisory council, demonstrating our commitment not only to growing our business in Turkey, but also to improving education throughout the country."

DYMO/Mimio ITT's strong presence in Turkey stems from its longstanding relationship with its distributor BekData. Through BekData, educators and school administrators can purchase DYMO/Mimio ITT products, including the newly available, award-winning MimioClassroom product suite.

"We are working toward the best possible collaboration with the Turkish ministry of education to outfit our schools with DYMO/Mimio ITT products," said Mert Altınbaşak, president, BekData. "Sustainable growth is only possible through a better educated public, which DYMO/Mimio ITT and BekData jointly work to build."

In 2009, trade between Turkey and the United States amounted to nearly $11 billion. For the first seven months of 2010, bilateral trade was up more than 35 percent from the same period last year.

Olean's two-year term with the council will begin with an inaugural meeting later this year.

For more information on DYMO/Mimio ITT, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/ Mimio ITT on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com.

DYMO/Mimio ITT was named Scholastic Administrator's "Best in Tech 2009 & 2010," Scholastic Instructor's Teacher's Pick "Best of 2009," and the 2009 ECOO Vendor Excellence Award winner in both "Best Education Solution" and "Best Technology Product."

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 includes 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 (www.cardscan.com).
  • DYMO™ / Endicia® Postage Technologies include Endicia online shipping and mailing services (www.endicia.com), as well as customized postage (www.pictureitpostage.com). 
  • DYMO™ / Mimio® ITT (Interactive Teaching Technologies) include Mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content (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®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®.

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