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Dan Petlon Joins Auto Europe as Chief Information Officer

Car Rental & Rail | Auto Europe | January 14, 2016

Dan Petlon Joins Auto Europe as Chief Information Officer

WHY IT RATES: Auto Europe is getting one of the best IT people in the industry. Petlon will help the company streamline its operations, something that will no doubt help its relationships with clients and suppliers. - Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse senior writer

Auto Europe, the industry’s first global car rental aggregator, has named Dan Petlon Chief Information Officer. Mr. Petlon replaces Steve Grant, who after 22 years of dedicated leadership will be transitioning into retirement.  

“We are pleased to welcome Dan to our executive leadership team,” said Imad Khaldi, Auto Europe’s Chief Executive Officer of over 24 years. “In the past year, we have made a number of strategic hires in preparation for the growth we are forecasting for 2016. Dan will be an invaluable asset as we work to scale our infrastructure and IT team to better support our global customers and partners.”  

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Mr. Petlon has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology and in 2014 was named one of Computerworlds’ Premier 100 IT Leaders while working as CIO of Enterasys Networks. In his almost eight-year tenure with Enterasys, Mr. Petlon received notable acclaim, including ranking 34th on Information Week’s 500 Top IT Innovators List in 2013; being recognized as CIO of the year by Boston Business Journal in 2012; and being nominated as a Top 10 Social Business Leader by Information Week.

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Prior to his years in the commercial sector, Mr. Petlon began his career serving in the United States Navy. 

"I am thrilled to be joining the team at Auto Europe at such an important time in its growth,” he said. “I look forward to the exciting work ahead as we improve the scale of our platform and team to continue to deliver the smooth rental experience our customers have come to expect."

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