PAR Technology Corporation Executives
Ron Casciano, President and Chief Executive Officer of
PAR Technology Corporation
Ron Casciano is the President and Chief Executive Officer for PAR Technology Corporation (PAR). Casciano was appointed to the President and CEO position in 2013, previously he was the CFO since 1995 and has worked at PAR for 29 years, including roles as Vice President/Treasurer and Corporate Controller.
Prior to joining PAR in 1983, Casciano worked at Price Waterhouse as an Audit Manager. Casciano is a Certified Public Account (State of New York) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College.
Chris Byrnes, Vice President of Business & Investor Relations
Greg Cortese, EVP Corporate Strategic Initiatives & General Counsel
Vi Murdock, Senior Corporate Counsel
PAR Restaurant and Retail Executives
Dr. Tom Cooney, Chief Quality Officer
Tom Cooney is Chief Quality Officer for ParTech, Inc. Tom oversees PAR’s ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system and is the focal point for PAR’s continuous improvement efforts. In addition, Cooney facilitates process development, deployment process planning, failure analysis and reliability data analysis. Cooney has extensive experience in supply chain engineering, product management, fundamental materials characterization, statistical process control, problem solving methodologies, and has direct experience utilizing project management skills across international boundaries.
Prior to joining ParTech, Cooney served as Director of Quality & Engineering for Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) where he also founded the Build to Print Thin Film business unit, subsequently serving as Business Unit Manager. Previous to DLI, Tom held several roles at Intel including Quality & Reliability Program Manager and Purchasing Manager.
Cooney is a native of Chicago, IL and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology where he received a Presidential Leadership Scholarship. He also holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota earning an IMAPS distinguished young engineer award and a Department of Energy excellence in graduate research award. In 2007, Cooney earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
Rick Franklin, Vice President Global Client Services
Rick Franklin is Vice President Global Client Services at ParTech, Inc. Franklin is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and client services performance standards for performance levels of PAR’s global client services team. The global client services group includes integration services, implementation services, professional services, hardware maintenance services and customer support/help desk.
Prior to joining PAR, Franklin was Vice President, Global Services at Hand Held Products/Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, where he was responsible for the global development and implementation of services marketing and sales, pre-sales, project management, post-sales, custom software development teams, and service and repair (advanced exchange/break fix) operations. Franklin’s leadership in this role helped Hand Held Products increase its global services revenues by 325 percent in five years. Franklin held management positions in pre-sales and Americas services at Hand Held Products prior to being promoted to Vice President, Global Services.
Previously, Franklin was Vice President Field Services and Operations at Cayman Systems, a technology value added reseller. He was also General Manager/Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Sandlake Farms/USA Floral Company. He also served eight years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aircrewman and Electronic Warfare Intelligence Analyst. In that role, he provided direct fleet combat support during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, and was selected to be an Instructor and Curriculum Development Manager of Electronic Warfare Intelligence at Fleet Aviation Specialized Operations Training Group.
William J. Williams, Vice President Global Operations and Hardware Engineering
William J. Williams is Vice President Global Operations and Hardware Engineering for ParTech, Inc. Williams oversees the company’s global supplier management, manufacturing, distribution, and materials management functions. He also leads the company’s hardware engineering, sustaining engineering and service repair organizations. Williams has extensive experience in corporate operations, product cost development and management, revenue attainment, strategic supplier management, international outsourcing and product development.
In his 25 year career at ParTech, Williams has held various positions in several areas with a primary focus on operations management. Williams is a native of Rome, New York and holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Clarkson University.
Tim Votaw, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tim Votaw is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ParTech responsible for leading the global sales organization, including direct and indirect sales with an emphasis on providing industry-leading products, services and support for ParTech’s major account customers including McDonalds, YUM Brands, Inc., Burger King, Subway and CKE. He is also responsible for executing a variety of new global business initiatives in the rapidly growing retail, restaurant and hospitality industries. Votaw has over 25 years of sales, marketing and business development experience.
Most recently, Votaw was Senior Vice President of sales for the Americas at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (previously Hand Held Products, Inc.), where he oversaw the company’s sales organization and launched its professional services and business development functions. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility provides technology solutions the large Retail, Transportation and Healthcare enterprises. Votaw also led Americas’ sales at Iomega Corporation during the company’s significant growth period in the 1990s. He also held sales management positions at Coreintellect, Inc. and Apple Computer. Votaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Missouri State University.
PAR Hotel and Spa Executives
Larry Hall, President & CEO
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Larry provides strategic and operational direction to PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc., the leading provider of integrated, guest-centric hospitality management solutions to hotels, resorts, spas and casinos worldwide. Over 950 customers in 44 countries employ PAR Springer-Miller’s innovative, thought-leading solutions. With more than twenty-eight years of experience in global, high-growth, technology and service-based organizations, Larry has dedicated his career to serving the hospitality industry through a variety of roles and responsibilities.
Prior to joining PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Larry served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of HBSi. During his tenure, Larry led the acquisition, repositioning, and funding of HBSi, which defined the discipline of Demand Management and established the company as an industry innovator. He also served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Prosero, an Atlanta-based provider of supply chain outsourcing solutions. At Prosero, Larry led the development of the Procurement Center of Excellence, a highly praised and innovative model for outsourcing procurement of Fortune 500 companies.
Other roles included President & Chief Executive Officer of hsupply, a venture-funded e-procurement marketplace that developed an innovative service offering for the hotel industry, and President & Chief Operating Officer of Talus, the global leader in revenue management systems and technologies. For twelve years, Larry held a number of senior executive positions with ITT Sheraton Corporation including Director, Hotel Systems & Telecommunications Worldwide where he managed the global technology strategies and operations for the multi-national hotel company.
Larry speaks frequently on a variety of topics including managing for high growth, entrepreneurialism, and venture-funded organizations. He also serves on the board of directors of several small, high-growth firms and several charitable foundations. Larry graduated from Cornell University, and serves as a member of The Cornell University Council and a member of the Advisory Board for the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Victor Vesnaver, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
As Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Victor Vesnaver heads PAR Springer-Miller’s worldwide sales and marketing operations for the SMS|Host Hospitality Management System. Prior to joining PSMS, Vesnaver served as Vice President, Hotel Systems for Micros Systems, Inc. where he had senior management responsibilities within the hotel systems business unit in North America. His background includes leadership positions in the hospitality and technology industries including Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Mills Corporation, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the European operation of Security Capital Group, and senior positions with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, SABRE Decision Technologies, and Zoho Corporation.
John Darby, Vice President, Client Services
As Vice President, Client Services, John Darby leads the Client Services and Account Management arms of PAR Springer-Miller Systems. John has served the global hospitality industry for over 36 years in a variety of areas including hotel technology, operations, product development and global support operations. During his career he has served in a managerial role at a number of companies including The Sheraton Corporation, Marriot Corporation, Pegasus Solutions and Prudential.
Robert Selwah, Vice President, Product Development
Rob Selwah joined PAR Springer-Miller Systems in 2007 with over 15 years of experience managing global software development divisions for KPMG and ACNielsen in Canada. As Vice President, Product Development, Rob is responsible for developing our current and next generation of hospitality solutions and works closely with customers, Installation & Training, Sales, Marketing and Client Services.