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Delaware North Companies
Stanton will work to grow company's airport food and retail business
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 17, 2008) - Delaware North Companies has named Bob Stanton vice president of business development for its Travel Hospitality Services subsidiary.
Stanton will be responsible for evaluating business opportunities for the company and growing Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services' overall business operations. He will work to enhance the Travel Hospitality Services brand and define the subsidiary's preferred branded partners.
Over his career, Stanton has built an impressive amount of experience in the airport and travel industries. He's spent the past 30 years working with HMSHost in different director and management positions. Most recently, he worked as the senior director of concepts and marketing for the company and was responsible for analyzing current and future real estate holdings and developing cutting edge concept plans. He developed relationships with airport staff and lead the HMSHost's concept development efforts in many of the nations busiest airports and travel plazas.
Prior to that, Stanton also held the titles of regional vice president of operations and director of turnpike operations for the Marriott Corporation. His breadth of knowledge and expertise in the airport food and beverage industry will strengthen Travel Hospitality Service's future business development efforts.
"Bob's expertise in the travel and food and hospitality field coupled with his impressive wealth of experience make him a unique asset to our company," said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. "His career achievements and track record are evidence he can truly help us grow and achieve our strategic goals and the Travel Hospitality Services brand."
Stanton attended the Ocean County Community College in 1981 and went on to complete the Marriott Executive Development Program at the University of Maryland. Throughout his career he has been associated with numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Committee for Dulles Business Development and the Dulles Area Transportation Association.
Delaware North Companies is a global leader in food service and hospitality with operations at Wembley Stadium in the UK, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Yosemite National Park. The company's Travel Hospitality Services division operates at more than two-dozen airports worldwide including Los Angeles International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport and Melbourne Airport in Australia.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the nation's leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. The GuestPath® customer service training program ensures that all Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services associates embody the company's vision of "Providing Care and Comfort to People Away from Home."
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.