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Ms. Krzywoszanski

Barbara Krzywoszanski

Senior Product Manager - Systems, dormakaba

Barbara Krzywoszanski is Senior Product Manager - Systems for dormakaba's hospitality division, a global leader providing high quality, innovative, reliable access and security solutions for the hotel, retail, sport facility, airport, hospital, corporate and home user. With over 16,000 employees worldwide and a network of partners, Dormakaba is represented in over 130 countries.

Based out of dormakaba's office in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Krzywoszanski joined dormakaba in 2016 and leads the segment's next-generation technology innovation, Ambiance ™, a web-based access control system for the hotel industry. She brings cross-functional knowledge in sales, product management, customer service and deployment methodologies to deliver smart and secure solutions. Ms. Krzywoszanski is also responsible for driving the dormakaba's mobile key delivery solution to the next level customer-driven solutions that meet requirements in terms of functionality and design. 

Ms. Krzywoszanski is a successful entrepreneur, sales and operations leader, customer delivery advocate, and partner manager. She has over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C ventures from start-up to maturity in servicing the retail, fire and rescue and security markets. She is recognized for her market-driven business planning, strategies and checkpoints for brand development and market leadership. Ms. Krzywoszanski believes in continuous improvement and is currently completing her MBA and holds multiple certifications in business, product and sales management. In her free time, Ms. Krzywoszanski can be found powerlifting, ballroom dancing, traveling, advocating for mental health services and traumatic brain injury survivors and is currently learning how to train service dogs.

Please visit http://wwwdormakaba.com for more information.

Ms. Krzywoszanski can be contacted at 514-735-5410 x276 or barbara.krzywoszanski@dormakaba.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.