TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- 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 seasoned catering and onboard retail executive, David Leitch, will join the Company to lead Asia Pacific growth initiatives and underpin regional partnerships as SVP & GM, Asia Pacific. Mr. Leitch will be responsible for penetrating the world's single-fastest-growing airline market by nurturing and cultivating key relationships with airlines and caterers during a crucial period of growth. Having spearheaded the global Buy on Board and In-flight Retail Competence Centre for LSG Sky Chefs, Mr. Leitch will apply his industry experience to execute strategic development initiatives to increase GuestLogix' presence in the Asia Pacific region.
"At GuestLogix, we recruit and retain top-talent performers who bring dedication, commitment and passion to our team," said Brett Proud, President & CEO, GuestLogix. "David Leitch has played an integral role in the growth of onboard ancillary revenues over the years and has demonstrated commendable drive and innovation in the global airline industry. His powerful network of global catering, airline and airport contacts will prove to be an invaluable asset to GuestLogix and our expansion into the fastest growing aviation market in the world."
Prior to his role at LSG Sky Chefs, Mr. Leitch held executive-level positions with Infratil Airports Europe and was Head of Ancillary Revenue at easyJet. He has also held senior positions with Alpha Airports Group and Alpha Flight Services.
"In the past, I have had the opportunity to work with numerous In-flight Retail technology providers, but GuestLogix has always stood out as the most comprehensive, innovative solution in the industry," said David Leitch, SVP & GM Asia Pacific, GuestLogix. "As I proudly move from one global leader to another, my vision is to firmly establish GuestLogix as 'the' name for travel retail technology in Asia Pacific, and in doing so, to enhance our global standing for all of our stakeholders."
Low-cost carriers were forecasted to grow nearly three times faster than traditional airlines across APAC in 2012 and the trend continues into 2013 with LCC strategies being put into place by carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and China Eastern. GuestLogix anticipates accelerated growth in the Asia Pacific region in 2013 as a result of new direction, objectives and leveraged partnerships.
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard store technology and merchandising solutions, helps airlines and other travel operators create, manage, and control onboard retail environments tailored to their needs and their passengers. GuestLogix brings a decade of expertise as a trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines around the world. The Company's global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, Canada with regional head offices located in Dallas, Texas (serving Americas) London, UK (serving EMEA), and Hong Kong (serving Asia-Pacific). Sales and support offices are located in Singapore and Shanghai. Logistics centres are situated in Toronto, Dallas, London and Seoul with a software development centre located in India. In September 2012, GuestLogix acquired U.K.-based onboard retail technology provider Initium Onboard with clients in Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. 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 October 15, 2012 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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