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VingCard Elsafe Appoints Bill Oliver as Vice President
and General Manager, North America

 
Industry veteran to lead sales and customer operations for VingCard Elsafe in the U.S. and Canada


DALLAS – July 12, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in electronic locking, security and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, and part of the ASSA ABLOY group, today announced the appointment of William J. (Bill) Oliver as Vice President and General Manager, North America. In this newly created role, Oliver will be responsible for leading all sales and customer operations for VingCard Elsafe brands in the U.S. and Canada. In collaboration with the executive management team, he will be responsible for supporting strategic sales efforts to expand these key markets and accelerate the company’s overall growth. In addition, he will head up initiatives to streamline customer operations and maximize customer satisfaction through enhanced service and support. The company’s brands include VingCard, electronic locking solutions, Elsafe digital in-room safes, and Orion by VingCard Elsafe energy management systems.

According to Bob Aquilino, President for VingCard Elsafe, Americas, "Bill is a seasoned hospitality professional who knows the business inside and out, having extensive experience in both hotel operations and the electronic hotel lock industry. With his knowledge and expertise, as well as an intense focus on customer operations, I am confident that he will help us to fortify our position as the global leader in hotel security technology, as well as establishing VingCard customer service as unmatched in the industry.”

Oliver’s appointment is part of a new organizational structure for VingCard Elsafe, with a focus on improving customer service operations and fulfilling the rapidly changing technology needs of the global hospitality industry. He brings to his new position a wealth of corporate sales and operations experience, gained through senior leadership positions in diverse markets across the U.S.  During his successful 27-year career, he has also managed a wide range of hotel properties, from premium-branded, full-service hotels and casino resorts to independent boutique hotels with prestigious groups such as Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Doubletree. In addition, he has held Board of Director level positions with various Hotel/Motel Associations and regional Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

Before joining VingCard Elsafe, Bill was founder and president of Evolve Hospitality Group, a successful hotel industry consultancy that assisted both global manufacturers and hospitality companies with business development, financial and operational improvements. Prior to that, he spent six years in the electronic locking and security technology industry with Onity, Inc., serving as Vice President of Sales & Operations for North America and EMEA, and later as Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. Previous positions include senior management positions with prestigious hospitality organizations, such as Noble Investment Group, Winegardner & Hammons, Vista Host, Inc., and Peabody Hotel Group, among others.

Oliver holds a B.S. from the University of Florida. He will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Richardson, Texas. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.  
 
About VingCard Elsafe | The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com
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Media Contacts:

Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608
andrea@planapr.com

Riise Walker, Marketing Manager
VingCard Elsafe
Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167
rwalker@vcegroup.com


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