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Guest-tekTM Expands Sales Force with a Trio of Industry Experts
Calgary, Alberta December 16, 2011: – Guest-tek Interactive Entertainment is expanding once again, this time growing our Sales force with a trio of knowledge based sales professional well versed in the latest interactive trends hitting the hospitality market. Guest-tek’s strong growth has been fuelled by their latest solutions involving Interactive TV, Free to Guest Digital and IPTV as well as our core product offering known as OneViewTM Internet for a fully integrated solution for HSIA and network management.
These new team members will further assist in delivering on our latest successes that includes the completion of one of Guest-tek’s largest deployments of more than 50,000 rooms with our HD Interactive TV solution.
"We are thrilled to have three dynamic individuals, each with a proven track record of experience and expertise, join our team," said Don Moore, Chief Marketing Officer of Guest-tek. "All three are industry experts with diverse knowledge of the hospitality industry. The addition of these three to our team, along with several other recent notable hires, offers a breadth of knowledge that is invaluable to our customers as we continually strive to provide the highest level of solutions in the marketplace. We look forward to continued growth and success as they join the company and focus on continuing to enhance the client experience."
The new team members are:
Previously with STR (Smith Travel Research), Erin was responsible for introducing performance benchmarking data into the Canadian independent hotel market and increasing usage of these reports in northern US independent properties. Also, she regularly presented at Management Company and state/regional hospitality and tourism conferences—educating hoteliers and industry suppliers on the state of the hospitality industry across North America. She attended Emory University (Atlanta) and St. Mary’s University (Halifax), graduating with a BSc in Chemistry and Psychology. Erin has recently relocated back to Canada from Tennessee and will be based out of the Calgary office.
Laura began her career in Hospitality Sales with StayOnline, Inc. in 2004. After StayOnline’s acquisition by LodgeNet in 2007, she served as a Director of Major Accounts for the Broadband Division, selling HSIA to hotel brands and major ownership groups throughout the US. Most recently, Laura held the position of National Account Manager at MIS Associates, Inc., a Mitel Hospitality Specialist for telecommunication equipment. Her technology background and industry experience will be a valuable asset to the organization.
Shawn comes to Guest-Tek from PSAV, Presentation Services where he has spent eight years as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts and also held two Vice President of Sales leadership roles. Shawn was responsible for driving strategy and growth within PSAV’s largest customer account and lead sales teams within the North American and Global sales organization. Prior to PSAV, Shawn worked for PurchasePro, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Micros/Fidelio and started his career working for Delta Hotels in Canada.
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, customized UIs, implementation, network management and in-house post sales customer support.
The Company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and have major support facilities in Irvine, California, Atlanta, Georgia 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.
Telephone: +1 (403) 509-1010
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