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Hospitality Leading Technologist Joins KoolConnect

Industry Leader Matthew Sandvold to Lead Sales and Product Roadmap

FRANKLIN, MA – NOVEMBER 19, 2012 - KoolConnect, a leading provider of interactive TV solutions to the hospitality industry since 1999, today announced the appointment of Matthew Sandvold as Executive Vice President – Customer solutions.  In this newly created position, Mr. Sandvold will have a particular focus on re-energizing the company’s sales efforts as well as providing leadership in the area of product definition and development.  Mr. Sandvold will report to Dave Tahan, CEO of KoolConnect.  “I am thrilled to have Matt join our KoolConnect team” said Tahan.  “We have landed one of the premier professionals in this industry and this is a banner day for KoolConnect and our great customer base.”
 
Mr. Sandvold comes to Boston based KoolConnect following a long and distinguished career at Lodgenet where he wore many hats and continually climbed the ladder of personal success to become one of the more celebrated leaders in hospitality technology.  Mr. Sandvold will direct KoolConnect’s sales team and begin marketing heavily KoolConnect’s latest product sensation – VU.
 
“In my 17+ years in designing and providing in-room technology solution to hotels around the world, I have never been more impressed with the technology advances KoolConnect has made with their new VU product,” said Sandvold.  “This new Android based solution is unique in its simplicity and cost and is truly a product all hotels can afford and their guests will enjoy,” Sandvold added.  “Their Intrigue solution has always been an industry marvel, but this new solution hits the market at all levels which is what makes it truly unique.”  I couldn’t be happier to be part of this new team and directing the efforts to put KoolConnect’s products in every hotel room.”

ABOUT KOOLCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1999, KoolConnect Technologies Inc. provides interactive TV and other entertainment and connectivity services to the hospitality industry.  KoolConnect’s offerings include VU, an amazingly affordable solution that turns a regular hotel TV into a Smart TV with an Electronic Programming Guide, Smart TV Internet Apps and more.  We also offer Video on Demand, Free-To-Guest TV, network services, High-Speed Internet Access and hospitality-grade Televisions.   KoolConnect is the longest-running fully digital provider of interactive TV services to the hospitality industry and serves fine hotels in the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai, Qatar and the Caribbean. To learn more about KoolConnect, visit www.koolconnect.com.
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Contact:

KoolConnect
Dave Tahan
508-944-5860
DTahan@koolconnect.com

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