30 November 2022, Virtual
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Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
Hogg Robinson (HRG) has continued its shopping expedition in the US with the purchase of Partnership Travel Consulting (PTC), a company founded by industry veteran Andy Menkes.
HRG - formerly BTI - also announced an extensive restructuring of its North American companies under the leadership of Tom Gleason who only joined the company in May 2005.
Under the re-organisation, the management and operational teams of HRG Canada (formerly BTI Canada), Sea Gate Travel, acquired last May and Robustelli World Travel, bought this year, will be integrated.
Mr Gleason, formerly chief operating officer of Sea Gate, will be ceo of the new grouping HRG North America as well as joining the main Hogg Robinson board.
Dan Green, ceo of Sea Gate, becomes HRG development director focusing on mergers and acquisitions and on expanding the company's sports management business.
Michael Richardson, managing director of BTI Canada, is leaving the company after nine years.
The new acquisition, PTC is based in Princeton, New Jersey with offices in New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
It was founded in 2001 by Mr Menkes who will stay on as HRG's president North America consulting with severalcolleagues.
But others from PTC, including another industry veteran Earl Foster will be leaving the company.
Thomas Lacny, formerly with WorldTravel BTI, HRG's former partners in America, is also joining the company as senior vp global sales.
Based in Chicago, he will be responsible for developing growth opportunities in North America.
David Radcliffe, ceo of Hogg Robinson, said: "I have no doubt that under Tom Gleason's leadership as ceo, HRG North America will go from strength to strength.
“We have an excellent management team of strong, client focused players who know and understand the dynamics of the corporate travel industry from many years in the business."