NewcrestImage continues its plans for growth with the addition of hospitality veteran Kevin Ruhman as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and member of the Executive Management Team. He will lead revenue-generating areas of the company, including sales, marketing, revenue management, and e-commerce.
“Kevin’s extensive knowledge and intense passion will be invaluable as we build our portfolio and expand support services to our hotels,” said Mital Patel, President of NewcrestImage’s management division.
Ruhman joins NewcrestImage with more than 20 years of hospitality experience in senior management positions, most recently as Divisional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Marriott Division at Remington Hotels, a Dallas-based hotel management firm.
Previously, he served as the Hospitality Practice Leader for the Americas Division at NEC Corporation; as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Lexington Services, an online distribution, revenue, and marketing firm; and as Director of Business Intelligence at Pegasus Solutions, the world’s largest central hotel reservation service.
Ruhman has also held a variety of sales and marketing positions with Marriott, Sheraton, and Omni branded properties in New Orleans, Denver, and Dallas.
Ruhman earned a degree in restaurant, hotel, and institutional management at Texas Tech University. He lives in the Dallas suburb of Plano with his wife, Jennifer.