Calgary, Alberta & London – October 22, 2014 – Guest-tek™, the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry, has appointed Harri Makela to the position of Executive Vice President – Business Development, APAC reporting to Chief Operating Officer Suneil Aggarwal.
Mr. Makela will be based in Guest-tek’s offices in Bangkok and will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Guest-tek’s Asia Pacific operations. This key addition will help to strengthen Guest-tek’s presence in the region, and continue to build strong and lasting partnerships with both local and global customers in this fast growing area.
Guest-tek has already gained a significant presence in Asia through its acquisition of iBAHN in March 2014. The company now serves more than 3500 client hotels in 85 countries with converged data, video, Interactive TV, voice solutions and mobile applications—with services including: network design, procurement, customized UIs, implementation, network management and in-house post sales customer support.
“Harri brings 25 years of executive level and operations experience to our team,” says Suneil Aggarwal, COO of Guest-tek. “He has made substantial contributions to hospitality technology throughout Europe, North America and the last 17 years in Asia.”
“I am very excited to be joining the Guest-tek team. I welcome the opportunity to work with Guest-tek’s industry leading products and to contribute to the success of our hotel partners in Asia,” says Harri Makela.
Makela joins Guest-tek after previously working in key management positions with leading companies including: Inter Continental Hotels, MagiNet Interactive, NTT DoCoMo InterTouch, and Quadriga Worldwide.
Guest-tek™ is the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-tek’s™ OneView™ platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-tek™ is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, customized UIs, implementation, network management and in-house post sales customer support.
The Company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and have major support facilities in Irvine, California, Warsaw, Poland and Zona Viva, Guatemala as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-tek™, go to www.guest-tek.com.
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