Sproul Out, Frank DeMarinis Named Interim CEO For Merit Travel

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Frank DeMarinis

Phil Sproul

H.I.S - Merit Travel Inc. and Merit Group Inc. have announced that CEO Phil Sproul is no longer with the company. Frank DeMarinis, CEO for Red Label Vacations and Board Director, has been named interim CEO.

“We are grateful for Phil's contributions over the past years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” the company said in a press statement.

H.I.S - Merit Travel Inc. says Emily Miedema, CFO, and Dirk Baerts, COO, will continue to lead the day-to-day functions of the organization together with DeMarinis while reporting directly to the Board.

A representative for DeMarinis says he is travelling and unavailable for comment.

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