Ken Thon Leads Project Management for Blueprint RF

  • Blueprint RF
  • 02.17.11
Ken Thon has joined Norcross, GA based Blueprint RF as vice president of project management.

In his new position, Thon will lead a team of project managers to design, install and implement the company’s next-generation server application and energy efficiency technology solution specifically designed to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. 

“Ken’s deep understanding of the interworking and needs of the hospitality industry make him a valuable asset to Blueprint RF.  His success in creating processes that met the needs of leading brands such as Marriott and Hyatt will be beneficial to all of our clients,” said Ron Peterson, CEO of Blueprint RF.

Thon brings to Blueprint RF more than 25 years of systems support, implementation and project management experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently he served as a senior project manager with LodgeNet Interactive, where he redesigned and developed a standardized process within the Implementation department.  His ability to create streamlined systems added structure to the StayOnline Installation Department where he managed large system implementation projects before the company’s acquisition by LodgeNet.

His career is deeply rooted in hospitality.  Thon started in a technical support roll with Hyatt Hotels in 1985 and was in charge of design and implementation of back office computer systems for all newly built properties between 1990 and 1996.  He moved to Homestead Studio Suites where he was responsible for all computer and telecommunications systems installations between 1998 and 2001.  When Homestead merged with Extended Stay Hotels, Thon was charged with shutting down the telecommunications and data center operations in Atlanta and transferring the operations to the Extended Stay corporate office in Spartanburg, S.C.   Once in Spartanburg, he headed the effort to implement high speed internet services into all 480 hotels of the newly merged company.  During his tenure with these companies, Thon developed his ability to design processes and implement procedures that keep projects in line, on target and within budget.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Thon holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering - Structural Design and Material Analysis. Thon resides in Woodstock, GA.

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