President & CEO Rick Powell will continue to lead the company

(Columbia, MD. December 3, 2018) The Production Management Group (PMG) is now a 100% employee-owned company. The business was founded in 1997 by Rick Powell to provide direct mail fundraising services to nonprofit organizations and the agencies that serve them. Today the company has over 50 employees and offers production management, data processing and postal logistics services to hundreds of clients within the direct marketing industry. Rick Powell will continue to lead the company as President & Chief Executive Officer, and Chip Heartfield will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer.

PMG is a team of highly motivated and committed people who pursue operational excellence and provide exceptional service to its clients every day. Each employee-owner has a deep, relentless interest in helping PMG’s clients achieve success. Team members are empowered to overcome challenges, and can quickly adapt to the changing needs of their clients and markets.  As an independent company, PMG serves as a trusted, neutral partner to its clients, and always operates with its clients’ best interest in mind.

“Thanks to all our great team members, we’ve built an amazing company. I am thrilled and honored to transition the ownership of PMG to our employees. Employee ownership empowers our team, protects our wonderful culture, and positions us for continued growth in the future. Most importantly, it keeps us client-focused. Our job is to advocate for our clients, which we will continue to do, every day. This is an exciting time for PMG!,” remarked Founder, President and CEO Rick Powell.

About The Production Management Group

The Production Management Group family is dedicated to providing its clients with superior direct marketing services. Its divisions include PMG, which provides direct mail production management services to nonprofits and their agency partners; MMI Direct, which provides data processing, data hygiene, analytics and list fulfillment services to the direct marketing industry; and MailSmart Logistics which provides postal optimization services to nonprofits, agencies, and print and mailing services companies. Founded in 1997 by Rick Powell, PMG became a 100% employee-owned company in 2018.


For more information please contact:


Chip Heartfield, COO

Direct: 443.539.2602

Mobile: 410.200.1022