• Wings Travel Management Appoints SVP – Global Business Development
    Wings Travel Management, specialists in handling the complex travel and logistical needs of companies operating in the energy sector, has appointed Chris Martin to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President – Global Business Development.

    Martin joined the company in 2017 as Vice President Business Development for the Americas, based at Wing’s US regional headquarters, in Houston Texas. During this time he has played an integral, active and strategic role in the successful award of a number of regional and global appointments. The contractual value of these wins totals an impressive US$ 200 million.

    Prior to joining Wings, Martin’s career spanned over 20 years in senior sales management roles within the travel management industry, latterly as Director of Sales for ATPI in Houston.
    The new role reflects Wings’ continued worldwide growth and focus on strengthening its brand position in the market as the leading global independent travel management company for clients in the corporate, energy and marine sectors. Recent expansion includes the acquisition of the corporate and energy travel business of Louisiana-based Associated Travel and new operations in Egypt and Cyprus last year.

    Chris Martin’s extensive experience of the oil & gas, marine and corporate industries, coupled with his deep understanding of Wing’s wider value proposition and processes as a TMC operating truly globally off the same technology platform, have largely contributed to the growing success of the company’s multi-national business strategy. In his new role, Martin’s remit is to lead the global sales function and specifically to identify growth opportunities and develop global strategic partnerships with clients. He will continue to be based in Houston and report into Frank Palapies, Chief Commercial Officer.

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