New Appointment for ProcurePoint Travel Solutions

ProcurePoint(TM) Travel
Solutions, Inc.

the leader in online sourcing of corporate hotel lodging
associated with offsite meetings and transient travel, has announced the
appointment of Barrett H. Blank as the company`s new Vice President, Sales and
Strategic Alliances.
Blank, who has strong links to the hospitality industry and particular
knowledge of B2B e-sourcing strategies, has more than 20 years of senior sales
and technology management experience.  Previously, he was Vice President,
Industry Vertical Sales (Hospitality) for Commerce One, where he also served
as Vice President, Sales (Western Region).  Blank also held executive sales
and technology management positions with both start-ups and major
corporations, including at Computer Associates International, Inc., E.Central,
Inc., and Sedgwick Group PLC.
“Barrett comes to ProcurePoint with hands-on experience on how strategic
sourcing strategies and solutions can grow companies` bottom lines,” said
Ed Sarraille, ProcurePoint Travel Solutions president and CEO.  “His
familiarity with the hospitality industry and his insider`s view of how to
improve business processes and supplier negotiations through the application
of e-sourcing tools and disciplines make him equally important to our company
and to our customers.  In addition, he understands the pressures and
challenges travel executives face trying to strike a balance between quality
of service and effective cost management.  Barrett is well-positioned to lead
our efforts to deliver on our promise to corporate travel executives:  Cut
travel costs without cutting travel.”
Blank began his career in sales at Chubb Group, where he became that
company`s technology department manager.  He holds a bachelor of science from
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.