INTEREL Appoints Jeff Johns as SVP Americas
DUBAI, U.A.E. July 18, 2017 - INTEREL, the world’s fastest growing manufacturer of integrated room technologies in the luxury hospitality industry, has announced the appointment of Jeff Johns as the company’s SVP Americas, who is responsible for leading INTEREL’s growth in the region.
With 18 years’ experience in hospitality technology and a strong background in product design and engineering, strategy and sales for integrated guest room technology, Johns offers a wealth of knowledge in complex technology solutions and large-scale projects.
Florian Gallini, Group CEO of INTEREL, said: “In the Americas, demand continues to grow for INTEREL’s products and services. Our vision at INTEREL, combined with our industry leading technologies, enables hoteliers to improve customer experiences by better leveraging technology. With Jeff joining the INTEREL team, we look forward to seeing take-up of our solutions optimised to match changing hotelier needs and expectations.”
Prior to joining INTEREL, Johns worked with Sony, Enseo and INNCOM by Honeywell. His enthusiasm to join INTEREL comes as the group experiences significant growth and recognition for innovation and technology leadership in hospitality.
“Throughout my career, I have sought opportunities to work with market leaders who are at the forefront of new technology. This is certainly the case with INTEREL, where I will be leading the growth of the business in the Americas, while contributing to INTEREL’s global growth.
“This comes at a time when sector-specific technology is advancing at an incredible rate and hoteliers are looking to leverage emerging hospitality solutions in Bluetooth wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies,” commented Johns.
Focused on enhancing the hotel guest experience and optimizing an operator’s energy consumption, INTEREL’s system philosophy is driven by their responsibility towards the environment – seeking to deliver greener and more sustainable operations by building on the efforts of hoteliers who are focused on reducing their properties’ energy consumption and costs.
“Providing innovative technology and design leadership in integrated room solutions.”
Based in Dubai with R&D and manufacturing facilities in Italy, INTEREL is the fastest- growing manufacturer of integrated room technologies and energy conservation systems in the luxury, upper-scale and cruise line hospitality industry – with a footprint across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With its vast experience in the hospitality industry, INTEREL is an approved supplier with more than 15 of the world’s leading hospitality and leisure organizations. The company’s online room management system offers highly innovative and intelligent solutions for the modern hotelier. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology and uniquely simplified design, the system allows hotel operators to optimize their energy monitoring and consumption, and to deliver a greater guest experience. INTEREL’s room technology features a wide variety of Italian-designed wall-mounted and tabletop guest panels that allow for a high level of customization to suit individual hotel and brand standards. In addition, the room management system seamlessly integrates with third-party RFID door locks, is enabled with TCP/IP communication at room level, and features cross-platform mobility solutions with interfaces to all leading mobility hospitality providers.
The company’s latest innovation, the ‘connectBsmart’ Bluetooth beacon network, was voted the most innovative technology in the hospitality industry at the Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) 2015 TechOvation Awards. It enables brands and hoteliers, when deploying the INTEREL guest room management solution, to seamlessly install and efficiently manage a future-proof, smart Bluetooth beacon infrastructure throughout the property, which provides a turnkey platform for their mobile hospitality service strategies and guest experience visions.