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Mr. Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

Vice President, Kube Systems, Inc.

David Weinstein has a broad range of experience in electronics and automotive fields spanning twenty years in various sales, marketing and customer service related roles. He understands many of the challenges faced by hotel brands within their brand, operations, and IT focused teams. Mr. Weinstein is currently Vice President at Kube Systems Inc., a new brand of innovative charging and audio solutions for the hospitality industry. He leads sales, business development and the direction of the product roadmap. Prior to his current role Mr. Weinstein held the position of Director, Harman Hospitality a division he started for Harman International, the largest audio and Infotainment Company in the world. As a result of creating this new business division he earned notoriety within the hospitality vertical as highly passionate and knowledgeable about quality audio & charging systems for the hospitality industry. While a National Account Manager at Bang & Olufsenís hospitality division Mr. Weinstein had the great fortune to work for a graduate of Cornellís Hospitality Management program. It was through the mentorship and guidance of this individual that Mr. Weinstein learned about the hotel industry and its many stakeholders. Rounding out Mr. Weinsteinís professional experience were regional management roles at Lexus, A Division of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and Bose Corporation. Mr. Weinstein graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science and is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association. Mr. Weinstein lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. When not working Mr. Weinstein enjoys traveling, taking his daughter to zoos, farms, aquariums and virtually any outdoor activity a three year old would enjoy. Please visit http://www.kubesystems.com for more information.

Mr. Weinstein can be contacted at 516-996-0005 or davew@kubesystems.com

Coming up in May 2018...

Eco-Friendly Practices: The Greening of Your Bottom Line

There are strong moral and ethical reasons why a hotel should incorporate eco-friendly practices into their business but it is also becoming abundantly clear that “going green” can dramatically improve a hotel's bottom line. When energy-saving measures are introduced - fluorescent bulbs, ceiling fans, linen cards, lights out cards, motion sensors for all public spaces, and energy management systems - energy bills are substantially reduced. When water-saving equipment is introduced - low-flow showerheads, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, and serving water only on request in restaurants - water bills are also considerably reduced. Waste hauling is another major expense which can be lowered through recycling efforts and by avoiding wastefully-packaged products. Vendors can be asked to deliver products in minimal wrapping, and to deliver products one day, and pick up the packaging materials the next day - generating substantial savings. In addition, renewable sources of energy (solar, geothermal, wind, etc.) have substantially improved the economics of using alternative energies at the property level. There are other compelling reasons to initiate sustainability practices in their operation. Being green means guests and staff are healthier, which can lead to an increase in staff retention, as well as increased business from health conscious guests. Also, sooner or later, all properties will be sold, and green hotels will command a higher price due to its energy efficiencies. Finally, some hotels qualify for tax credits, subsidies and rebates from local, regional and federal governments for the eco-friendly investments they've made in their hotels. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating sustainable practices into their operations and how their hotels are benefiting from them.