Global Energy Management Specialist Schneider Electric Becomes Partner of Cornell Center for Hosp.

Mar 29, 2010

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Global Energy Management Specialist Schneider Electric Becomes Partner of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research
Ithaca, NY, March 29, 2010 – Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) today announced Schneider Electric, a global energy specialist, has become the center's newest partner.

"Energy efficiency gains are critical to all businesses and Schneider Electric's energy management leadership allows us to be a unique partner to CHR's efforts in the hospitality industry," said Tony Gentile, Vice President, Installation Systems & Control, Schneider Electric. "The CHR is a logical fit with Schneider Electric's goal of helping people do more while using less energy." Gentile will join the CHR advisory board. Each CHR partner participates in advisory board meetings and has a seat at all CHR Roundtables.
"We are excited to welcome Schneider Electric as a partner and glad to have Tony Gentile as a member of our advisory board," said Professor Rohit Verma, CHR executive director. "With their focus on energy efficiency, Schneider Electric will bring a new focus to our board." 

In addition to its products and services to support the energy and infrastructure market, Schneider Electric focuses on electrical reliability and efficiency in industrial, residential, and commercial buildings, as well as in data centers and networks.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy". For more information about Schneider Electric, please visit

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's 79 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit

Center Senior Partners: Hilton Worldwide, McDonald's USA, Philips Hospitality, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and TIG Global

Center Partners: Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, eCornell & Executive Education, Expedia, Inc., Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, French Quarter Holdings, Inc., FX Real Estate and Entertainment, Inc., HVS, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, LRP Publications, Maritz, Marriott International, Inc., Marsh's Hospitality Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, SAS, Schneider Electric, Thayer Lodging Group, Thompson Hotels, Travelport, and WATG 

Center Friends: • American Tescor, LLC • Argyle Executive Forum • Berkshire Healthcare • Cody Kramer Imports • Cruise Industry News • DK Shifflet & Associates • • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Global Hospitality Resources • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) • • • Hospitality Technology Magazine • Hotel Asia Pacific • Hotel China • • Hotel Interactive • Hotel Resource • HotelWorld Network • International CHRIE • International Hotel Conference • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) • iPerceptions • JDA Software Group, Inc. • Lodging Hospitality • Lodging Magazine • Milestone Internet Marketing • MindFolio • Mindshare Technologies • Parasol • PhoCusWright • PKF Hospitality Research • The Resort Trades • RealShare Hotel Investment & Finance Summit • Resort and Recreation Magazine • • Shibata Publishing Co. • Synovate • The Lodging Conference • TravelCLICK • UniFocus • USA Today • WageWatch, Inc. • WIWIH.COM