SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 20, 2014 – Sabre, a global technology company, has appointed Charles Young as senior vice president, corporate marketing and communications. Having served in similar roles for several Fortune 500 companies, including 15 years with General Electric (GE), he will lead Sabre’s internal and external communications, media relations, event and brand management, corporate responsibility, and marketing communications. Young most recently served as vice president of strategic marketing for Quest Diagnostics. He previously held senior marketing and communications roles with Zimmer, WellPoint, Tyco International and GE Healthcare.
“Charlie is an experienced global business leader who brings extensive communications and marketing experience to Sabre from multiple high tech industries. He brings world-class communications practices and will play a key role in supporting Sabre’s continued growth and leadership in the technology industry,” said Tom Klein, CEO and president of Sabre.
Sabre® is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. It offers a broad range of technology solutions including, data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software-as-a-Service solutions which are used by travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rental outlets, railways, cruise lines and tour operators) and travel buyers (travel agencies, travel management companies and corporate travel departments) to plan, market, sell, serve and operate their business.
In 2013, Sabre’s technology processed over $100 billion of estimated travel spending and more than 1.1 trillion system messages. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre employs approximately 10,000 people in approximately 60 countries around the world. We serve our customers through cutting-edge technology developed in six facilities located across four continents. Sabre is privately owned by TPG and Silver Lake Partners.
The company operates four brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions®, Sabre Hospitality Solutions®, Sabre Travel Network® and Travelocity®.