Gerald Normandeau, Pacrim’s Senior Vice President, Operations receives the 2014 Pioneer Award from the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB)

Bedford, Nova Scotia – May 29, 2014 - The Tourism Industry Association of NB (TIANB) held its 31st annual conference and Pioneer Gala dinner recently in Bathurst, New Brunswick. At the award ceremony, Gerald Normandeau, Senior Vice President, Operations, Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) received the prestigious 2014 Pioneer Award recognizing his lifelong commitment and outstanding contribution to the promotion of tourism and the province of New Brunswick in a personal or professional capacity.

A graduate of Hotel Management from the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec in Montréal, with years of experience managing and overseeing multi-branded, full and select service hotel properties, Gerald has hands-on experience in all facets of the hotel industry from owner relations, operations and leadership to rebranding and repositioning. Over the years Gerald has developed strong hotel management teams and has mentored a number of managers and general managers throughout the Maritimes.

Gerald has held board and executive positions on numerous tourism and business associations at provincial and national levels. Gerald and his teams have also been recognised by many hotel brands with awards such as the Environment Sensibility Award, President’s Award, Renovation Award and Quality Award as well as the Business Excellence Award from the Moncton Chamber of Commerce.

"I have known Gerald since the beginning of his career. He is passionate and devoted to the hospitality and tourism industry”, said Glenn Squires, CEO of PHSI. “Gerald eagerly participates, supports and has no problem voicing his opinion to keep the industry strong and in the forefront. On behalf of Pacrim, I would like to congratulate Gerald on this very deserving recognition by his peers,” stated Glenn Squires.

About Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc.
Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. is one of Canada's largest, privately-owned hotel management and development companies with a portfolio of 41 hotels throughout Canada and the United States. Formed in 1997, Pacrim has a wealth of expertise to offer clients such as acquisition and disposition support, concept design, development, centralized Accounting and Purchasing, e-marketing as well as property and asset management services.

Glenn Squires, CEO: 902-404-7474