CHICAGO—London-based public relations firm SE10 has appointed Randolph Pitzer as general manager, Americas. He will manage SE10’s operations in the region, serving clients, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Manitowoc and Skyjack.

Pitzer’s experience includes business-to-business, technology and consumer public relations, as well as corporate reputation management. He comes to SE10 after spending his last two years managing his own firm, Pitzer Relations. Prior to that, he was managing director of Porter Novelli’s Chicago office and spent nine years as general manager of Edelman Chicago’s business marketing and technology practice.

He has worked with some of the world’s most respected brands, including Canon, Dow Plastics, McDonald’s, Motorola, Penske and Rockwell Collins.

Pitzer also worked at Ketchum and Ogilvy PR in California, focusing on accounts such as Epson and Fujitsu. On the corporate side, he worked in marketing and communications capacities for SPSS (IBM), Spyglass and Universal Access. He moved into PR after spending his early career years in journalism, starting out with Smith Newspapers as a reporter and editor.