CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) today announced that it has named Roger Liew Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Roger was vice president of technology at Orbitz Worldwide and group manager of the Intelligent Marketplace group.
"As the fifth employee of Orbitz, LLC and part of the original launch team nearly ten years ago, Roger has played an integral role in building this company from a start up into a multinational business that books nearly $11 billion in travel annually with millions of consumers who visit our sites globally. We are thrilled he will be leading the next chapter of our technological innovation efforts at Orbitz Worldwide," said Barney Harford, president & CEO, Orbitz Worldwide. "Roger is a highly regarded expert in the online travel industry and will be a strong leader for the Orbitz Worldwide technology team going forward."
"The creative environment at Orbitz is a catalyst for technological innovation and I am thrilled to be leading these efforts and building our growing technology team here in Chicago and around the world," said Roger Liew, Chief Technology Officer, Orbitz Worldwide. "The Orbitz technology team has always set a high standard for development and we will continue to lead the industry and create new technological advancements that better serve our traveling customers."
Roger Liew joined Orbitz, LLC in 2000 as vice president of technology. As the company's fifth employee, Roger led the team that built the original technological infrastructure for the official launch of Orbitz.com in June 2001. Roger left Orbitz in 2004 to join the leadership team of G2 Switchworks, a start-up in the travel technology space which was acquired by Travelport in 2008. He returned to Orbitz Worldwide in early 2009, soon after Barney Harford was named President and CEO, to serve as the company's vice president of technology and group manager of the Intelligent Marketplace group. Prior to Orbitz, Roger worked in the Chicagoland region as a lead software engineer for Neoglyphics Media Corporation and as a software engineer for Motorola's Cellular Subscriber Group.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com/), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com/), ebookers (http://www.ebookers.com/), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com/), RatesToGo (http://www.ratestogo.com/) and the Away Network (http://www.away.com/). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (http://corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com/) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://www.orbitz-ir.com/. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
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