MSC Cruises Hires Roy Grimsland, Promotes Gail Nicolaus

The cruise line created two new positions to support growth By: Janeen Christoff
Roy Grimsland // (c) 2011 MSC Cruises
Roy Grimsland // (c) 2011 MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. announced the apopintment of Roy Grimsland as vice president of sales, and the promotion of Gail Nicolaus to vice president of marketing, public relations and customer service. Both newly created positions report to Richard E. Sasso, North American president and CEO, and Nicola Gargiulo, executive vice president.

According to Sasso, the changes were essential to continue to position MSC Cruises for the future.

“As we look toward 2011 and beyond, sales and marketing and travel agent partners will be the backbone of our efforts to support MSC’s projected growth,” said Sasso. 

Grimsland comes to MSC with more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing management in the travel industry with an emphasis on the cruise and hotel sectors. Recognized for innovative sales and marketing successes and leadership in all facets of national and international sales management. Grimsland has documented accomplishments working with world-class travel brands. 

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