Contac Names Michael Thompson as New President

VANCOUVER, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Contac Services Inc., Canada's leading source for end to end data driven communication and supply chain solutions, has announced the appointment of Michael Thompson to the company's executive management team as its new President. This partnership represents a significant milestone in the history and growth of the company as it moves into a new phase of its corporate development.

Thompson will succeed Riaz Pisani who will continue to guide the company as CEO, steering the vision and mission of the organization. Thompson comes to Contac after a successful 15 year career with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), where he most recently served as the company's Vice President, Leisure Travel - North America. During his tenure, Thompson oversaw a network of 150 leisure travel locations, representing over $1B in sales and has developed CWT into one of Canada's premier leisure networks.  Thompson's vision, experience and proven track record of creating winning strategies align well with the future development of Contac.

Pisani said that after an extensive search, he has found a brilliant and talented leader in Thompson.  "I am excited to welcome Michael Thompson to Contac. Michael is an exceptional leader who will help develop and execute the plan to take us to the next level," said Pisani, adding, "I admire the CWT brand and consider hiring Thompson a considerable landmark in the history of Contac."

Thompson said he is looking forward to the opportunities in taking on the role of President within an ambitious, high-growth organization. "I'm delighted to join the Contac Services team," said Thompson. "I am impressed by Contac's product suite and its focus on innovation, I believe I can add tremendous value and help Contac to reach its full potential."  

Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Thompson is a National ACTA Board Member, served on numerous committees and has been recognized for his many contributions to both CWT and the travel industry.  

About Contac Services Inc.
Contac is a global, multi-disciplinary leader specializing in one to one data driven communication and supply chain management. Contac blends its full suite of products and services with state of the art technology to provide completely integrated solutions that give clients winning and measurable results. In its 35th year of business, Contac provides a comprehensive range of products and services to major brands around the world across its eConcierge™, supply chain management, online marketing, and travel technology platforms to build brand and customer loyalty.  For more information, visit our web site at www.ContacServices.com.

SOURCE Contac Services Inc.

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