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Hospitality Industry Veteran William "David" Oliver Joins GuestLogix Board
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI) the leading global provider of onboard store technology to the passenger travel industry today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors with the appointment of William "David" Oliver as its third-independent director and Member of the Audit Committee.
"We are very pleased to have David Oliver join our Board at a time our Company is undergoing significant expansion globally," said Tom Douramakos, President and CEO, GuestLogix. "His high energy, personal global network, marketing and strong leadership experience in the hospitality industry will greatly benefit our strategy to expand in the Asia Pacific region and promote the adoption of our OnTouch(TM) Concierge Everywhere offering within mainstream hotel chains."
William "David" Oliver has been involved in the airline industry, hotel and hospitality industry consulting for over 35 years. He held executive positions at Wardair Airlines as global Director of Hospitality Operations and Development until it was acquired by CP Air/Air Canada; Sonesta Hotels; Princess Hotels; Sheraton Hotels/Maple Leaf Village; and as Manager, Fairmont/Canadian Pacific - Royal York Hotel, before becoming President, Ramada/Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, Canada.
During the 1990's and 2000's, Mr. Oliver as CEO built and opened the London Convention Center and then subsequently undertook major development roles with ITT Sheraton, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hotels and Resorts, and Wyndham Hotels Worldwide. Experienced in financing, construction and branding, he has been involved in the development of over 100 hotels globally. He heads up Strategic Hospitality Services Inc., a global consulting firm involved in projects in China and India, and sits on the board of Leisure Canada, a publicly traded company.
"GuestLogix is changing the passenger travel industry with its innovative onboard store concept and technology. By attracting some of the biggest global carrier brands and content partners to its solution the Company has clearly positioned itself as an industry influencer," said David Oliver. "I look forward to bringing value and working with GuestLogix to leverage its unique OnTouch(TM) brand and merchandising into new relationships and distribution to easily allow its airline and rail partners to turn their travelers into spending consumers."
GuestLogix is the leading global provider of onboard store technology which helps airlines build and manage onboard retail operations tailored to their needs and their passengers. Serving 35% of the global airline passenger traffic, GuestLogix has become a trusted partner to airlines around the world. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains sales and support facilities in the US, UK, Singapore, and S. Korea. GuestLogix is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GXI). More information is available at guestlogix.com.
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