Expedia appoints new CTO

Expedia has promoted Pierre Samec to Chief Technology Officer, from his role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Development.

Samec will lead Expedia’s global technology initiatives in support of the company’s growth and continued innovation across product development and technology infrastructure. Samec has played a key role in recent strategic and infrastructural development efforts including the completion of Expedia’s E3 technology platform and its deployment throughout the enterprise.

Samec succeeds Paul Onnen, who is leaving Expedia to pursue other opportunities. Onnen will remain in his current role as Executive Vice President, Technology through Sept. 15, 2007.

Bill Holtz remains in his role as Chief Information Officer and will share responsibility with Samec over Expedia’s technology initiatives.

Both Samec and Holtz will report to Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Expedia, Inc.