Hotel Internet Services Appoints Hospitality Technology Executive Carl Wilson as Board Member

  • Hotel Internet Services (HIS)
  • 02.22.16
Hotel Internet Services (HIS) has announced the addition of Carl Wilson to its board of directors effective Feb. 10, 2016.

Following a recent infusion of growth capital and expansion of its North American sales team, Wilson's strategic positioning is another step in the company's aggressive 2016 growth initiative.

Wilson is a recognized business leader whose career spans over four decades leading corporations such as Georgia-Pacific and Pillsbury. From 1997 to 2011, he served as executive vice president and global CIO of Marriott International, Inc. were he used leading-edge technology to advance the global presence of this $13+ billion hotel company with 4,300 properties across 81 countries. Wilson's IT management led Marriott International to win "Best Places to Work in IT" (2003 to 2011), "Top 12 Green IT Companies" (2008 to 2011) and "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" (2008) by Computerworld Magazine. 

In his own right, Wilson is a decorated IT professional who was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2007. He was also as named "CIO 100" from CIO for 17 years and "InformationWeek 500" for 13 consecutive years. Today, he is a sought after chief information officer coach, advisor and mentor, as well as a senior level IT consultant. Wilson holds several corporate and advisory board member positions, where it is his goal to help others maximize their success. 

"I am truly excited about HIS' potential for growth, with game-changing innovations like BeyondTV and FUSION Gateway solutions, as well as their advanced Wi-Fi products and services, which are already leading the industry," said Wilson. "Throughout my career, I've seen many organizations grow into powerful technology leaders and I am confident HIS has what it takes to take it to the next level."

The HIS' board of directors is comprised of an elite group of business and technology professionals, whose collective backgrounds represent all key areas needed for managing and growing a successful, sustainable business. Through their strategic direction and an aggressive growth plan laid out by HIS executives, the company has embarked on an aggressive growth initiative for 2016.

"As we have continued to rapidly grow our customer base and add new markets, we began to strategically seek out leadership with global growth expertise," said Gary Patrick, president of Hotel Internet Services. "By appointing Carl Wilson to HIS' Board of Directors we have gained a seasoned technology executive who will help us to direct and implement our impending expansion plans."

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