MINNEAPOLIS, USA - EQS Newswire - 16
October 2019 - CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today
announces the appointment of John Pelant as Executive Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer, with effect from 1 November 2019. Based in Minneapolis,
John will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a
member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.
Formerly CWT's Chief Information Officer
(CIO), John will oversee the continued development of CWT's engineering and
technology, innovation and IT infrastructure and operations. He will take over
these responsibilities from Andrew Jordan, who has decided to leave the company
at the end of 2019 to pursue other interests outside of CWT, until when he will
be working with John to ensure a smooth leadership transition with customers,
technology partners and colleagues.
"A terrific leader who has been with
CWT for many years, John brings invaluable insight and a track record of
execution to our B2B4E focus. I am delighted to announce this
appointment," said Kurt. "I am also saddened to see Andrew go, and
thank him for the incredible contribution he has made delivering against our
digital strategy, and for helping our strategic transformation. On behalf of
everyone here I wish him every success and happiness in the future."
A former Vice President (VP) of Global IT
Operations, VP Global Product Development and VP Americas IT & Global
Functions, John was appointed Senior Vice President and CIO of CWT in August
2016. He is also active in the non-profit sector as a Board Member of the
Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a technical advisor to Thorn, and a mentor to the
Genesys Twin Cities project. John is a BSc graduate of St John's University.
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CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees
(B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to
keep their people connected - anywhere, anytime, anyhow - and across six
continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an
efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after
enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and
events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.
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