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ProfitSword was chosen to provide business intelligence to PM Hospitality and its nine hotels. ProfitSage Business Intelligence Suite was installed at all the hotels and PM's corporate office.

Lodgenet appointed US Airways president Scott Kirby to its board of directors. Kirby became the airline's president in 2006 and will bring his travel-industry experience to the board.

Design firm Leo A Daly appointed Tom Phillippi, AIA, LEED AP, as vice president and director of design for the firm's Dallas office. Phillippi has more than 25 years design experience.

Assa Abloy Hospitality was chosen as an associate member of the Association of Starwood Franchisees & Owners North America (ASFONA). The invitation-only association helps promote owner and franchise interaction.

Alan E. Young, head of IBS' Canada Operations, was elected chairperson of the Open Travel Alliance board of directors and officers. Young has more than 24 years experience in the travel industry with a focus in hotel information systems.

IBAHN appointed Michael Yagemann board chairman replacing Peter Bodine, who will continue to serve as a member on the board. Yagemann founded Greenbridge Capital.

Wayne Williams became a partner at Warnick + Company, where his focus will be on development, asset management and transactions. He has more than 37 years experience in hospitality and founded Williams & Associates, a hospitality-consulting firm, in 1989.

Avendra was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine's Executive 100 List for 2008 for its innovative work in monitoring supply-chain safety.

Hydramaster hired Bruce Daw as the company's Western Regional sales manager. Daw, a graduate of BYU, has 20 years experience in the carpet-cleaning industry.

StarCite appointed Gregory J. Dukat as CEO after years of experience managing fast-growth technology companies. Dukat was president and CEO of Ventyx, Inc., a provider of service delivery management solutions, where he doubled the company's revenues in four years and led the sale of the company last year for $250 million.

Mumford Company promoted Bryan Blanchard to sales associate at the Dallas office. He joined Mumford in 2007 as a sales analyst after working as a commercial real estate agent.

The Energy Services Division of the Eric Ryan Corporation was contracted to provide utility-bill auditing and energy-consulting services to a U.S.-based hotel management company, Caribbean Property Group, with 14 properties in the Caribbean.

Robert Small was named the new manager of global product service for Maytag and Whirlpool Commercial Laundry. Small, who's been with Whirlpool since 1990, will focus on product service and parts management.

American Hotel Register Company named Larry Morse president and chief operating officer. Morse was the president of Quill Corporation and had worked there for 21 years. American Hotel Register Company also announced a third major contract with Avendra for the distribution of amenities, linens, small appliances and other products.

SMS Holdings, the parent company of Valor Security Services and a leading provider of security and facility management services, acquired security company Brantley Services. The Brantley companies will maintain their names and remain in Louisville, under president Jeremy Curran.

Thayer Lodging partnered with UniFocus and will use its SERVICEScope System to help ensure service levels exceed customer expectations at its portfolio of 14 hotels. Millennium Hotels and Resorts partnered with UniFocus to use STAFFScope, an employee engagement initiative, at its 15 properties. New Castle Hotels & Resorts launched UniFocus' GUESTScope guest-survey systems at its independent properties.

Doubletree Hotels installed a specially designed in-room, gourmet coffee program through a collaboration with chef Wolfgang Puck. Wolfgang Puck Estate Grown Coffee is now available at more than 190 Doubletree locations.

Onity named Mel Hatchard managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he'll be in charge of managing Onity's EMEA sales, operations and functions. He'll report to President Mark Gordon.

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