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Kaba Lodging Systems (KLS) is now the managing organization for both the ILCO and SAFLOK brands. The new management structure comprises Eddy Rosenberg as VP and GM, Kerry Hirschy as senior VP of sales & marketing, David Ginn as VP of sales for the SAFLOK brand, and John Sarrouf as VP of sales for ILCO.

Avendra named Mick Lopez as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was formerly with Tyco Fire and Security. In other Avendra news, the procurement services company renewed contracts with its five founding customer partners, including ClubCorp, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Global Hyatt Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International, through 2010.

iBAHN promoted Lawrence A. Dustin to vice chairman and Gregory G. Hodges to president. Dustin served as president, North American Hotels Group at iBAHN since November 2005. Hodges served as COO since joining the company in 2003.

American Hotel Furnishings appointed Deidre Schwartz as director of marketing and design. She was previously with the Hyatt organization, where she was responsible for interior design projects nationwide. Also, American Hotel Furnishings was named as interior design and procurement firm for First Hospitality Group, Inc. and as interior design firm for Grand Geneva Vacation Condominiums Association, Inc.

Newmarket International, Inc. appointed Frank Tillmanns to business development manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He previously held positions at Hotelzon Deutschland GmbH in Germany where he was managing director and with Hotel Reservation Service in Germany as a key account manager.

Leo A Daly named architect Nicholas Nash, AIA as project manager and Lana Lawrence, IIDA, as interior design project manager in the Dallas office's hospitality team. Nash brings more than 20 years experience as an architect, and Lawrence has more than 25 years of experience designing and managing hospitality, retail and corporate interior projects.

The Andis Company named Laura Andis vice president, finance. She joined the company in 2004 as operations accounting manager.

gCommerce Solutions signed deals to manage all Internet services for seven hotels, including the Georgian Terrace, Atlanta; Hotel ZaZa, Houston; Hotel Park City, UT; Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, WA; MCM Elegante Albuquerque, NM; Premier Suites, New Haven, CT; and the Prospector Square Lodge and Conference Center, UT.

Greg Fortemps joined The Mumford Company as a sales analyst. He formerly was a site acquisition specialist with Automotive Development Group of Denver, CO.

Dometic Corp. added Joe Costa to its sales team as a regional sales manager for lodging properties in the northeast.

Venetian Casino Resorts, LLC, a division of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., selected LodgeNet Entertainment Corp. as the exclusive provider of in-room interactive television for the Venetian and Palazzo resorts.

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