News for the Hospitality Executive
Salt Lake City (January 18, 2011) – iBAHN, the global leader in IP television and broadband wireless solutions for the hospitality, convention and meeting industries, today announced the appointment of Roger Crellin as president, Americas. Crellin is based in the company’s Americas regional headquarters office in Denver, Colorado.
In his new role, Crellin will be responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day direct management of the Americas region. His initial focus will be on re-engaging iBAHN’s customers at an executive level, and on the further development of excellent service standards and business culture while driving sales of the company’s unique and industry-leading technologies and network management systems. “Roger brings to iBAHN a keen track record of successfully meeting hoteliers’ needs with guest-facing technology solutions,” notes David W. Garrison, chief executive officer. “His reputation and abilities will help our company to better serve as a partner to our four- and five-star hotel customers.” Crellin’s deep technology and hospitality experience includes serving as chief operating officer and managing director at Acentic, a European competitor, for nearly six years. During this highly successful tenure, Crellin was responsible for the company’s European financial, operations, sales and marketing performance across seven subsidiaries and over twenty territories. In this period he successfully expanded the company’s European sales and operations distribution throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. Acentic is a selected supplier of television and broadband systems for several leading global hotel groups.
“iBAHN quickly has become the global leader in high specification, robust but guest/user friendly digital technologies designed specifically for the hospitality industry,” said Crellin. “I am excited to join a truly global company that has the financial stability and superior product development strength to continue its customer leadership in our industry.”
Crellin has previously served as general manager, consumer digital services at Fujifilm, where he led the division’s migration to digital printing. Roger has deep experience in managing businesses in more than thirty countries across four continents, and has considerable global hospitality industry experience, including serving as chief operating officer for the International Hotels Association, Australia.
iBAHN is the only global provider of IP-based digital information, entertainment and productivity solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, currently serving the industry in 40+ countries on six continents. The company’s IPTV platform, ETVi, is installed in more than 20 countries, and continues its dramatic growth. Monthly, nearly two million travelers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN’s secure high-speed Internet access options in nearly 3,000 hotels, conference centers and meeting spaces around the world. Operating one of the largest MPLS networks in the industry, the company provides technology solutions to more than 50,000 events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences, while serving more than 40 percent of Fortune 100 corporations.
For more information, please visit www.ibahn.com.
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