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9/25/2017



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Rocky Mountaineer restructures leadership team


Rocky Mountaineer, a privately owned luxury tourist train based in Vancouver, British Columbia, recently restructured its North American leadership team in an effort to drive sales growth.

The restructuring included internal promotions within the North American sales team. Inna Germanotta and Doug Johnson have filled the newly created positions of regional sales director, business development and regional sales director, key accounts, respectively, according to a company press release.

Additionally, the company promoted two members of the U.S. sales team: Jeff Bont to national sales manager, key accounts, USA; and Josh Mahon to national sales manager, business development, USA.

Previously, Germanotta and Johnson were national sales managers. While continuing to serve "critical leadership roles" as regional sales directors, they also will be responsible for developing channel strategy, managing partner relations and developing operational plans.

Germanotta is based in the Midwest and Johnson in the Northeast.

Bont and Mahon will be responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing plans with key trade partners.

Meanwhile, Rocky Mountaineer appointed Tim Palmer as regional business development manager for the Northeast U.S. market.

Based in Massachusetts, Palmer will work with preferred travel agencies, tour operators and wholesalers in the region.

Palmer has more than 15 years of travel industry experience. Most recently, he spent three years as a business development manager and group sales manager with Hurtigruten. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in sales roles at Collette Vacations.



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