Vendor News Oct. 15, 2012

Eleven Wireless and Clearview Networks agreed to partner to leverage ElevenOS, Eleven’s above-property software platform to manage guest high-speed Internet access.

Former LodgeNet executive David Goldstone joined in-room entertainment systems integrator Quadriga as group sales director. He had been vice president of sales and hotel relations for LodgeNet.

Corey McCarthy, former Lodging Hospitality staff member and founder of Testarossa Marketing, has been retained by A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products as vice president of marketing.

Bree Lewis, senior industry development manager-hospitality solutions for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, was appointed to the board of directors of the Latino Hotel & Restaurant Association.

Premier Mounts, which markets mounts, carts and stands to the hospitality industry, promoted Robert Guzman to western regional sales manager. He had been regional sales manager in the Southwest.

LG Electronics promoted Michael Kosla to vice president, Home Electronics B2B, to oversee the firm’s commercial TV display business for the hospitality and healthcare markets. He had been vice president of lodging sales for the company.

Bathroom design products marketer Victoria + Albert hired Sharon Anderson to oversee hospitality sales. Previously, she was manager of West Coast and Hospitality sales for Ginger.

Steve Cerar is the new vice president of operations for Safemark, the Florida-based marketer of hotel safes.

Hotel real estate veteran Hank Wolpert joined HREC Investment Advisors as vice president in the firm’s Dallas office. Most recently, Wolpert was senior vice president of Colliers International Hotels.

Andrew Smith joined hotel broker Mumford Co. as sales analyst. He is a recent hospitality and tourism management graduate of Virginia Tech.

LodgeNet named Richard Battista as its new president and CEO. He joined the South Dakota-based interactive media provider from News Corp., where he was executive vice president. He will be based in Los Angeles.

MTS Seating promoted David Wiles to national account manager to focus on sales to design, lodging, convention and foodservice customers IN Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and other markets. He had been an account executive with the company since 2008.

Hotel finance executive Angelo Stambules joined Hunter Realty as senior vice president, capital markets. Most recently, he was a senior vice president of Marriott International. Also, at Hunter, Matthew Abrahamson joined the firm as an associate in the Chicago office. He had been with Newmark Knight Frank. Nester Clark joined Hunter as vice president in its Dallas office. Most recently, Clark was senior director at Westmont Hospitality group.

Edward Clark is the new chief financial officer of LRA Worldwide, a research and consulting firm specializing in Customer Experience Management. He had been director of finance and operations for CDI Corp.

Gary Rito was named president of Brown Nester Florida, a full-service brokerage, management, branding and insurance services company. He had been president of LMC Development. Joining Rito in the firm’s Coral Springs, FL office is Brendan Moyle, who joined the firm as a sales associate.

Meyda Lighting appointed Max Cohen to New England area sales manager. He continues as sales manager for upstate New York and the company’s factory showroom in Yorkville, NY.

Concept Amenities received Green Leaf designation from W.W. Grainger, a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. The Green Leaf designation identifies products that help organizations run greener facilities.

iBAHN, teamed with Time Warner Cable Business Class to offer enhanced television and web entertainment for hotels. The service is debuting at the Dream Downtown in New York City.

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