Comtec hires Shiel for senior role

Travel technology specialist Comtec has appointed a senior technical executive from a leading financial services software company to become its first chief technology officer.

Humphrey Shiel joins the South Wales-based Comtec from CedarOpenAccounts, where he was chief technical architect.

The new role at Comtec will include responsibility for the company’s technology strategy meets the demands of the existing e-commerce systems used by travel clients.

Shiel said: “I chose to join Comtec because of the unique vision and product offering that Comtec brings to the travel software industry.

“With the industry undergoing deep-rooted changes, my focus will be to define and lead pragmatic strategies which ensure our customers are offered technology that enables them to compete effectively, now and into the future”.

Comtec chief executive Simon Powell said: “The experience and know-how he brings will be of huge benefit to the company as we develop and implement our technology vision and functional roadmap.”

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