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GuestLogix Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
Company Strengthens its 'C-Suite' Team with Promotion of Industry Veteran, Patrick O'Neill
|By Marketwired .
|June 17, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Patrick O'Neill as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 1, 2014. Mr. O'Neill began his tenure at GuestLogix as SVP & GM, Americas in August 2011, and has served as EVP, Global Operations since April 2013.
"Patrick has made significant contributions to the Company, and under his direction, GuestLogix has celebrated multiple record breaking quarters, deployments and trials," said Brett Proud, President & CEO, GuestLogix. "Patrick's business acumen and impressive leadership abilities enable him to contribute at the C-Suite level, making a significant, positive and sustainable impact across the organization. Based on Patrick's successful track record and vision for the future, I am pleased to announce Patrick's appointment to the position of Chief Operating Officer."
Mr. O'Neill joined GuestLogix in August 2011 as the SVP & GM, Americas, building the Americas operations from the ground up. With a strategic vision and tenacity to deliver, Mr. O'Neill and his team garnered new business and built strong customer relationships that led the Company to much success. Mr. O'Neill's strategic contributions and exemplary leadership led to his promotion to EVP, Global Operations in April 2013, a role in which he rose to the challenge of applying his vision and influence on a global scale.
"Having spent 28 years working in the passenger travel industry in some capacity, my passion is undeniable, and as COO of global market leader, GuestLogix, I am committed to delivering meaningful and measurable results that will transform the way we do business and our ability to serve the market," said Mr. O'Neill. "I am eager to leverage my expertise to motivate and drive positive change, from enhancing customer relations and loyalty to improving on-time delivery to optimizing operations through process improvement, management reporting, and revenue recognition."
Over the course of his career, Mr. O'Neill has held a variety of executive and senior positions in the industry, including Vice President, Delivery and Consulting, Airline Solutions and Airport Enterprise Operations at Sabre Holding, where he oversaw the Company's delivery and consulting business unit. Prior to his 6 year tenure at Sabre Holding, Mr. O'Neill spent 19 years working in various roles and senior positions at Continental Airlines.
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), is a global leader in comprehensive retail solutions delivered to the passenger travel industry, both onboard and off board. Bringing over a decade of expertise as the industry's most trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines, rail operators and elsewhere in the passenger travel industry, GuestLogix powers the industry's growing reliance on ancillary revenue generation. Both direct to operators as well as through partnerships with global leaders in catering, duty-free, inflight entertainment and self-service retail experts, the Company provides the payment services touching over 1 billion travelling consumers each year. GuestLogix' global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, with regional head offices located in Dallas, London and Hong Kong. More information is available at www.guestlogix.com.
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with GuestLogix' business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect GuestLogix' current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Filing Statement filed on May 12, 2014 with the regulatory authorities. GuestLogix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.
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