Appointments w/e 20 January 2011
AMANDA HITE has been announced as the new President of STR. Ms Hite has been with the hotel analysis company for five years, most recently serving as Chief Strategy Officer. She will be responsible for both STR in the US and UK-based STR Global.
GUNTER BUTSCHEK has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Operations for Airbus, commencing 1 March 2011. Butschek arrives from Daimler AG and is currently President & CEO of Beijing Benz Automotive – a Daimler joint venture.
TOM GALLAGHER has been named Executive Vice President of Revenue Generation for Pegasus Solutions. Gallagher brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as Sales Vice President for HP Enterprise Services.
DANNY KONDIC has been appointed Vice President of Channel Management for Abacus International. Kondic started his career with Qantas and has since held senior roles with Malaysia Airlines, Kuoni and, most recently, Gullivers Travel Associates.
GILLIAN GIBSON has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Travelport. Ms Gibson previously spent almost eight years with Amadeus IT Group in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Group Vice President, Multinational Customer Group.
DANIEL FORD has been named as Marriott International’s new Executive Director of Communications for the Asia Pacific region. Ford, previously Regional Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, has also held positions with IHG and Emirates.
BENNY CHUNG has been appointed General Manager of the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Singapore. Chung joined the hotel following a six-year stint in China, where he opened the Crowne Plaza Yantai and managed the Holiday Inn Hefei Downtown.
HARVEY JOHN THOMPSON has become General Manager of Le M