WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 7 /CNW/ -- Rail Europe the North American leader
in European rail travel for over 75 years rings in the New Year with an
announcement regarding its Commercial Management Team. Duncan Still, Rail
Europe's Chief Commercial Officer says, "I am very excited to announce these
promotions. Each person brings a depth of industry knowledge and experience to
their new positions."
According to the new structure, Duncan Still will have the following
direct reports: Vice President E-Business, Vice President Business
Development, Vice President of Operations, Vice President Project & Process
Management, Vice President Sales, Director of Marketing and Director of
Fred Buhr is Rail Europe's Vice President of E-Business. He began his
career with Rail Europe in 2000 to start up EuroVacations.com and in 2003,
became Rail Europe's Director of Online Marketing. Fred was recently promoted
to his current position and manages the company's online business. His
previous experience in the online travel industry involves creating one of the
first full service online travel agency's in Europe.
Jean Heger has been appointed Vice President of Business Development.
Jean joined Rail Europe in 1984 and has worked across a range of positions
including inside sales, regional sales and more recently as Vice President of
Sales & Product, managing both the National Sales Team and the Product
Development Team. In her new role, Jean will continue to oversee the company's
relationships with rail suppliers, while also developing new business and
partnership opportunities beyond Rail Europe's current product portfolio.
Ludy Reyna has been appointed Vice President of Operations. Ludy began
her career in the travel industry with Reservations Control Inc in 1988 and
began working for Rail Europe in 2003. Her previous positions with Rail Europe
include Customer Service Supervisor and most recently, Director of Operations.
Based in the Rosemont IL office, she now manages the company's Contact Center
with a staff of approx 70.
Nadia Khris-Arnal has been appointed Vice President of Project and
Process Management. Her career was launched as a Key Account Manager at
Procter and Gamble in 1998. She joined the French National Railroads in Paris
in 2000 where her responsibilities included marketing and project management.
Nadia joined Rail Europe in 2006 as Director of the Group Department. In her
new role, Nadia will be involved in the company's long term commercial
Peter Rahaman has been appointed Vice President of Sales. He joined Rail
Europe in 2005, as Vice President of Operations. In his new capacity as Vice
President of Sales, Peter will manage the company's Sales Division and Group
and Customer Relations Departments. Peter's extensive travel industry
experience includes managing accounts such as TWA, Cunard Cruises and SAS for
Travellers International in Europe and the US. Most recently he worked for
Visit Britain's New York based office and was responsible for building its
North American Call Center.
Beth De Marte, Director of Marketing for Rail Europe has recently had her
role expanded and in her new capacity she will assume overall responsibility
for the entire Marketing Department. Beth joined Rail Europe in 2004 where she
held positions as Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing Projects. Beth's
sixteen year marketing career has included positions at Standard & Poor's (A
Division of the McGraw-Hill Companies), IBM and Tauck World Discovery.
Simone Ruf, Director of Products will report directly to Rail Europe's
Chief Commercial Officer under the company's new management structure. Simone
began her career in 1993 as a Sales Specialist with Hertz Rent a Car. She
joined Rail Europe in 1998 as the Area Sales Manager for NY/NJ and then moved
on to cover the New England region. Her current position as Director of
Products involves management of Rail Europe's product line and commercial
Fred Spagnuolo was recently promoted to the position of Director of
Groups. Fred began his career with Rail Europe in 1994 where he worked in the
company's Corporate Travel division. He has been involved in the Group
division of Rail Europe since 2003 and his new position involves leading a
team of 10 Group travel experts.
Tim Galloway, Business Development Manager for the Southwest region has
been a long serving employee of Rail Europe. Tim joined the company in 1987
and during a 19 year stint, held Sales Manager positions covering the west
coast and then Minnesota. In 2006 Tim was promoted to the position of Sales
Project Manager. In his new position based in San Diego, Tim will be
instrumental in reaching out to the trade in this region and strengthening
Rail Europe's market share.
For information or to book any of Rail Europe's wide range of economical
railpasses and point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe, consult a
travel agent or log on to Rail Europe's web site, www.raileurope.com or call
Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada). To book rail
for groups of 10 or more, contact our Group Department at
For further information:
For further information: Samina Sabir, Public Relations Manager, Rail
Europe, +1-914-989-3385, firstname.lastname@example.org