Esteemed Retail and Hospitality Industry Expert Brings Immense Talent as Independent Director
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines, rail operators and the passenger travel industry, today announced the appointment of Kim Eaton as an independent director on its Board of Directors, effectively immediately. Most recently, Eaton was EVP and General Manager of NCR’s Hospitality business unit. The appointment of Ms. Eaton expands the board to 7 directors, 4 of whom are now independent directors.
“There are few minds in the retail and hospitality technology sector as well respected and regarded as Kim Eaton’s,” said GuestLogix President & CEO, Brett Proud. “Her experience with both NCR and the former Radiant Systems brings such a forceful skillset to our board and to GuestLogix as a whole.”
Ms. Eaton has served in several senior executive positions at NCR Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Hospitality Group where she oversaw the US$620M line of business. With over 25 years of senior-level retail technology experience, Eaton has headed a wide-ranging set of corporate divisions including, marketing, consultancy, field operations and human resources. In addition to NCR Corporation and Radiant Systems, Eaton held senior positions at RedPrairie Corporation, BlueCube Software and Andersen Consulting.
“As I watched the partnership develop between GuestLogix and NCR, I knew that GuestLogix was a Company with a remarkable amount of potential before it,” said Eaton. “I’m excited to be able to bring a new perspective to the board and to do all I can to have GuestLogix realize that potential.”
“I am extremely delighted to welcome Kim Eaton to the Board of Directors,” said GuestLogix Chairman, Leo Desrochers. “I am confident that she will make enormous contributions as the Board, along with Brett and his team continue to accelerate GuestLogix’ growth trajectory.”
Ms. Eaton received her Bachelor of Science from the Iowa State University where she was a starting member of the Varsity Women’s Golf team. She is an avid post-secondary scholar mentor, mentoring young professionals in the Pathbuilders Achieva program and actively mentoring students at Georgia State University since 2001. Eaton currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia just north of Atlanta.
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Dan Thompson, GuestLogix
Senior Vice President, Global Strategy & Investor Relations
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.
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.