Maritz Travel Co.
LEADERSHIP: David Peckinpaugh, president and CEO, Maritz Travel Co.; Steve O’Malley, general manager and executive vice president, Maritz Travel M&I Division
TOP CUSTOMER MARKETS: automotive, tech/telecommunications
AT A GLANCE: In March 2013, Maritz Travel and American Express Meetings & Events dissolved Maxvantage, their four-year-old alliance. Each is serving strategic meetings management clients separately. Maritz won a 2012 Crystal Award from Site in the Exceptional Motivational Travel Program category, and saw two staffers honored by the industry. Senior Project Manager Heather Black was named 2012 Meeting Professional of the Year by the Event Service Professionals Association, and Ping He, director of global sourcing and partnership development at Experient (acquired by Maritz in early 2012), was selected as Global Meetings Executive of the Year by the Professional Convention Management Association.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Corporate meetings in 2012: 4,606
- Incentive travel programs in 2012: 287
- Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside
the U.S.: 6%
- Room nights booked for meetings and incentives: 1,158,000
- Revenue from planning and executing meetings and
incentives: not disclosed
- Full-time employees:600+