VAIL, Colo., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN)
today announced that Robert Urwiler has been named senior vice president
and chief information officer of the Company. Urwiler will assume his
responsibilities on August 21, 2006, and will office in the Company's new
headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.
Urwiler, 43, is a 20-year veteran in corporate information technology
management. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief
information officer of Macromedia, a $500 million software company acquired
by Adobe Systems. From 1999-2002, he was senior vice president and chief
information officer at Peregrine Systems, now a Hewlett-Packard company.
Prior to Peregrine Systems, Urwiler also served in IT leadership roles at
Scientific-Atlanta and Sprint, and was a management consultant to Price
Waterhouse. He has led teams of more than 200 IT professionals and managed
budgets in excess of $50 million.
As CIO of Vail Resorts, Urwiler will be responsible for all aspects of
the Company's information technology, including business application
delivery, eCommerce capability development, IT operations and network
"I'm pleased that someone with Robert's background, experience and
knowledge of information technology systems is joining our executive team.
He will play a critical role in leading the Company's group of dedicated,
talented professionals in proactively addressing future IT needs,
particularly as they relate to expanding our eCommerce and customer
relationship systems," said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail
Urwiler holds a doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern
University and a master's degree in technology management from Mercer
University. He and his wife, Carla, have two daughters.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the
United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of
Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, Heavenly in
California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole,
Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company,
manages casually elegant properties across the United States. Vail Resorts
Development Company is the real estate planning, development and
construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly
held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail
Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is
SOURCE Vail Resorts