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Guest-Tek Adds Hospitality Video-on-Demand
Veteran Derrick Brian to its Sales Team
CALGARY, January 23, 2009 - Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., ("Guest-Tek" or "the Company") (TSX:GTK), a world-class provider of broadband technology solutions to the hospitality industry, announced today that it has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Derrick Brian.
Mr. Brian comes to Guest-Tek from KoolConnect Technologies, Inc. where he has spent the last six years as the Vice President of Sales. Derrick was responsible for the company’s interaction with hotel clients and partners from the initial contact through deployment and on going support. Prior to KoolConnect, Derrick worked for NXTV, TNCI, Mitel, Inc. and NEC Business Communications Systems. Derrick has helped develop many strategic partnerships and programs that helped further each organization’s expertise in the Hospitality industry.
Don Moore, Chief Marketing Officer at Guest-Tek stated, “Mr. Brian has more than 19 years of experience with video, voice, and data in the Hospitality field. He brings with him a wealth of unique experience and perspectives on many aspects of the Hospitality industry. Derrick was a driving force at KoolConnect and we at Guest-Tek feel that he will be a strong addition towards our efforts to secure more converged networks.”
Mr. Brian stated that “I am excited and honoured to join the Guest-Tek team, an organization well known in the Hospitality industry for pioneering converged IP based solutions for Data, Video, IPTV and Telephony. I look forward to working with a very gifted group of people to broaden Guest-Tek’s influence and further leverage our capabilities in the Hospitality industry.”
Guest-Tek is the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek’s OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support to 2,879 properties and over 505,000 rooms. Guest-Tek’s common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "GTK". The company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-Tek, go to www.guest-tek.com.
Arnon Levy, President & CEO
David Simpson, CFO
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