PIP Executive Team
- Chief Executive Officer
Don Lowe is the CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., the parent company of PIP Printing and Marketing Services (PIP). Lowe started his career in franchising as senior vice president for Kampgrounds of America. He then served as president of Sir Speedy from 1981 to 1996. Lowe has been inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement Hall of Fame and was featured as “Man of the Year” in Quick Printing magazine. He also plays an active role in the printing industry; he was a member of the Electronic Document Systems Foundation Board of Directors from 2001-2008.
- President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard Lowe is the president and chief operating officer of Franchise Services, Inc., the parent company of PIP. Lowe has more than twenty years experience with many Franchise Services brands serving as president of Sir Speedy, director of Copies Now, vice president of franchise services and senior vice president of the print management group. Lowe started his career in the printing industry as a copy products sales representative for Eastman Kodak.
- Executive Vice President, Franchise Support and Training
Dan Beck assumed his current role in 2008 after serving as president and COO of Imaging Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the parent company of PIP, since 2005. His early career started with Kampgrounds of America where he served in several management capacities including vice president of franchise sales. He then joined the Sir Speedy brand in 1986 as assistant vice president of franchise services and then vice president of franchise services in 1989 and president in 1996.
- Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Dan Conger was appointed chief financial officer upon joining the company in 1992. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance for Vans, Inc. and served in several senior management capacities with companies such as Western Digital Corporation, Emerson Electronics and Unisys. Conger has vast experience in debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
- Vice President, Information Technology
Christian Lau serves as the Vice President, Information Technology, Franchise Services, Inc., reporting to FSI President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Lowe. As VP of IT, Christian is responsible for the company's worldwide technology operations including day-to-day management of all IT functions. He leads the company's efforts for technology strategy and planning, procurement, development, and project management.
Christian has over 15 years of international business and technology management experience. He joined Franchise Services in 2004. Prior to joining Franchise Services, Inc. he held management positions in the publishing and media industries at several companies, including Harcourt Education, Reed Elsevier PLC and Jupiter Media (PictureArts).
- Vice President, Support
John Bowen joined the company in 2008 as vice president of support and international operations. His history with the company goes back to the early 1980s when he first started working at Sir Speedy assisting then president, Don Lowe, and directing the company’s master licence in the U.K. He left the company to work for Kodak in New Zealand and also started his own national audio-visual company, which he ran for 13 years before selling it to a multi-national company. Bowen holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
- Vice President, Marketing
David Robidoux joined the company in 2008 bringing with him more than 19 years of sales and marketing expertise in both offline and online strategy including website development and search engine marketing and optimisation. Prior to joining Sir Speedy, he was responsible for marketing at several public and private companies including overseeing marketing communications and online/ecommerce strategy at First American CoreLogic and prior to that, marketing communications at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
- Vice President, Strategic Development
Kelly Kimberlin first joined the company in 2000 as the director of e-business. Prior to his current role as vice president of strategic development, he served as the director of research and development and assistant vice president of strategic development. Kimberlin sits on Konica’s Customer Council and provides feedback from the company’s print management group network on products and services. Previously, Kimberlin was the director of sales and marketing for a large service bureau and managed a commercial offset printing company.