Marie-Klaude Gagnon, president & CEO of Logimonde Media Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned travel industry professional John Kirk as Executive Vice-President & Co-Publisher, effective Nov. 1, 2015.
Kirk has operated in numerous spheres within the travel industry for more than 20 years. His previous accomplishments include tenures as vice-president of marketing and supplier relations for Vision Travel Solutions; senior vice-president retail and e-commerce at Thomas Cook for five years; he also lead the development and day to day operations of Porter Escapes the packaged vacation business at Porter Airlines for four years. Kirk has also held positions with numerous boards and executive committees over the years, working with the likes of TICO, ACTA, Attractions Ontario, and Discover America.
"John is an important asset for the future of Logimonde Media," Gagnon said. "His experience in the travel trade and his reputation as a well-respected industry professional makes him the ideal person to help continue our company's development."
"Logimonde has several new and exciting initiatives in the works for 2016, " Gagnon added, "and John will play a key role in all of them."
Based in Toronto, Kirk will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Logimonde Media in English-speaking Canada, as well as all sales, marketing, strategic planning and partnerships. Kirk will also be the co-publisher of PAX magazine, PAXnews.com and PaxnewsWest.com.
"I have worked with all of the various trade news providers over the last 20 plus years " said Kirk. "In my view, Logimonde Media and its wealth of product offerings - PAX magazine, English and French; PAXnews.com; PAXnewsWest.com; PAXnouvelles.com; Quick Presse; QuickRSVP.ca; QuickQuestions.ca and the PAX Virtual Travel Show - is a market leader in Canada, given the range of its network and the nation-wide circulation of its publications.”
“I have been looking at becoming involved in this space for some time,” Kirk continued, “and Logimonde’s impressive, continually innovative developments are what led to the initial discussions that resulted in my new role. I am looking forward to working with Marie-Klaude and Logimonde team, and am very excited about my future with this great company.” Those wishing to contact John Kirk can reach him beginning Nov. 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org.