Calgary, Canada, July 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Turcotte, CEO of leading SaaS solutions provider Global MainFrame, announced today the company has appointed Peter Wallis to their Advisory Board, effective immediately. The Advisory Board is a panel of distinguished experts drawn from Global MainFrame’s external stakeholder communities and plays a key role in advising its Directors on emerging trends, strategic planning and platform development. “Peter is a leader and a bona fide transportation expert,” enthuses Turcotte. “We’re all incredibly excited about this announcement.”
Currently, Wallis is president and CEO of the Van Horne Transportation Institute, an internationally recognized think-tank affiliated with the University of Calgary, whose researchers address critical transportation problems, including those of a regulatory nature. He is a lawyer, a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Airport Authority, having spent over 14 years as a senior airline executive with Pacific Western and Canadian Airlines.
“His credentials are impeccable,” Turcotte states. “He brings extremely valuable knowledge and insight to the table, not only with respect to the transportation industry but also across the entire spectrum of logistics. His vision augments our own and will assuredly keep us focused on achieving our mission. He’ll definitely keep us on the forefront as we become known as a leader in delivering SaaS solutions.”
Originally from Toronto, and now residing in Calgary, Wallis has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company. He is Past President of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and past vice-Chair of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. He currently serves on the Boards of Calgary International Film Festival. He joins an elite team of professional executives, which unveiled its Energy Resource Manager platform at the Global Petroleum Show.
“Steve has a ground-breaking view of what an innovative company like Global MainFrame could bring to the future of the Oil and Gas sector,” Wallis adds. “I am extremely pleased to be entrusted with these responsibilities by the board who recognize a tremendous opportunity to develop this market and many other sectors, as do I.”