SAUSALITO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:TTDS), a next generation web-based travel distribution service provider, announced today the appointment of Mr. Hideo Ito, Mr. Adrie Reinders and Mr. Joseph McCann, Jr. to its Board of Directors.
“We have searched long and hard to find people of exceptional caliber to serve on our board,” said Gregory Lykiardopoulos, Chairman and CEO for Triton. “Messrs. Ito, Reinders and McCann not only have deep technical and operational experience, but they represent the kind of international diversity that is reflected in Triton’s own customer mix. I’m confident that our investors and customers will benefit greatly from the experience and guidance these men will give to Triton.”
Mr. Hideo Ito
Mr. Ito is a senior level executive with more than 34 years of leadership within one of the world’s most recognized companies; Toshiba Corporation. Currently, he serves as Toshiba’s Corporate Representative for the Americas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toshiba America, Inc.
Mr. Ito joined the International Cooperation Division of Toshiba Corp. in 1969. He was promoted to Manager of Strategic Business Planning in 1979 where he managed the joint venture with General Electric.
Mr. Ito then worked as Toshiba’s Manager of International Business Planning and Operations for the Semiconductor Group where he was responsible for the operations of overseas manufacturing companies in the U.S., Germany, Malaysia and Mexico.
Following that, Mr. Ito served as the Senior Vice President of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), General Manager of TAEC’s Microelectronics Center in Sunnyvale, California, Senior Manager-International Business Planning PC Division and General Manager International Operations-Electronic Components.
In 1995 Mr. Ito was promoted to General Manager Semiconductor Marketing and Sales Division, directing worldwide marketing and domestic sales of semiconductors and liquid crystal displays.
Mr. Ito served as Chairman and CEO of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. for 3 years before returning to Japan as the General Manager, International Division of Toshiba Corporation and following that, General Manager of Corporate Communication Division.
Mr. Ito holds a bachelor’s degree in International Law and History of Western Political Thoughts from the International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan) School of Liberal Arts, and a graduate degree in International Business Management and Management Theory from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Adrie Reinders
Mr. Reinders is the CEO of the technology consulting firm, OHM Inc. He is co-founder of the E.Factor (www.e-factor.biz) and Cranevision (www.cranevision.biz) and serves as the chairman of the Board for Blue Blood (Fashion) and Active International. He also serves on the Board of Maxwell Rand as Co-Chairman and CEO, Europe.
Prior to OHM, Mr. Reinders founded Plus Integration Supply Chain Solutions, B.V. Plus Integration specializes in supply chain management and software services for major pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as many of the largest retailers in Europe.
In 1989 Mr. Reinders founded I.C.T. Rijnhaave, an I.T. firm specializing in systems integration, where he negotiated and executed 6 successful acquisition transactions in the Netherlands and the United States. After selling the company to Syntegra (a subsidiary of British Telecom) in 1996, he served on the Syntegra Board of Directors until 2001.
Mr. Reinders began his entrepreneurial career in the I.T. field in 1975 when he founded Microlife B.V., a company specializing in customer related services and training for mainframe environments. The company established subsidiaries in Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 1987, Mr. Reinders sold the business he had grown to 500 employees with annual revenue of 22.5 million euros.
Mr. Reinders is the author of the book "The N Factor - how Networking can change the dynamics of your business", published in May 2007.
Mr. Joseph McCann, Jr.
Mr. McCann is currently representing a number of companies as their legal and business consultant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Fashion House, Inc. and serves as the Chair of its Audit and Compensation Committees.
Previously, Mr. McCann was a partner in the law firm Musik, Peeler & Garrett and Crane & McCann. He worked four years as General Counsel and Vice Chairman, Board of Advisors, Paycom.net, LLC. Mr. McCann served 15 years as an associate and then Chief Legal Counsel for defense, aerospace and electronics businesses of Rockwell International and TRW, Inc. Prior to TRW he served as the General Counsel, Keyes Fibre Company.
Mr. McCann holds a military engineering degree from the United States Military Academy. He received his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 1989.
About Triton Distribution Systems
Triton Distribution Systems is a pioneer in low-cost, business-to-business, Internet-based travel distribution and procurement solutions. Triton provides the electronic distribution of travel inventory from airlines, car rental companies, hotels, tour and cruise operators, and other travel vendors to travel agencies and their clients on a global basis. Triton's proprietary products and services fill crucial needs in the travel industry, and offer product, pricing, and marketing advantages. Triton has developed a broad-based suite of products, including ReservationExpert™, TritonTwist™ and Red Dragon Express™ -- the world’s first distribution gateway to the Chinese market.
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