Since 2008, Todd Bush has been blazing the path forward for the new Hostar. Providing strategic leadership for the company, Todd works with the board of directors and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for Hostar. He also provides direct leadership to the accounting, purchasing, production, research and development departments. He’s proud to have created stability and growth within the company while giving staff the ability to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Todd joined Hostar in 2000 as the production and inventory coordinator.
He was promoted in 2002 to be director of finance and operations. With a degree in production and inventory coordination, it was an excellent fit. He was promoted to vice president of finance and operations in 2005, then president of the company in 2008.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Todd played American Football in college and was team captain. He enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams - softball, baseball, football, and basketball.
Ron Vitale has been leading change and driving revenue at Hostar since 2013. Leading the customer care, sales, and marketing side of the business, Ron has reorganized the way business is done at Hostar while maximizing operating performance. He has been instrumental in finding new opportunities for the company in customer care, application sales, housekeeping training services, and system sales for gaming properties.
Ron joined Hostar in 1996 as a project manager, working on installations. Working his way up within the ranks, he became an account executive for the NorthEast U.S. and Canada, director of sales support and customer care, vice president of customer care and marketing, senior vice president of sales and marketing, until promoting to executive vice president in 2012 and president in 2014.
A graduate of the hotel management program at College Lasalle, Montreal, Quebec, Ron has experience working as part of the housekeeping management team at Fairmont’s Chateau Lake Louse (then Canadian Pacific). Ron was raised in Montreal and was the first international hire by Hostar. He became a U.S. citizen in 2011. Ron enjoys travel and fundraising for pediatric cancer through hockey.
Since 2014, Andy McCabe has been leading the international sales team at Hostar. Early on, Andy dedicated himself to changing the way Hostar and ProHost® were presented to clients - adjusting the focus from single hotel assets to entire ownership groups, and diversifying the client base to improve stability within the company.
Andy joined Hostar in 2006 as an account executive, showing promise early with his ability to endure six grueling interviews. Promoted to director of global sales in 2011, and eventually vice president of sales and global accounts in 2014.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Andy enjoys his travel with Hostar, having visited more than 30 countries and hundreds of cities across the world. He was even able to represent the United States of America at an international golf tournament in Argentina.
Lindy Paz took on a key leadership role at Hostar as director of sales starting in 2018. She’s been supporting the vice president of sales and global accounts since 2015 by creating relationships with large ownership groups on a strategic level. She also works to develop expertise during a hotel’s design phase to provide valuable consulting and improvement to operations. Lindy has also had the opportunity to work on special projects like Laundry Link and creating ProHost® System sales documents.
Lindy joined Hostar in 2015 as an account executive. She was promoted to director of sales in 2018.
A graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Lindy is also the regional vice president for the Cornell Hotel Society. She works closely with the Cornell Hotel Society to foster alumni connections. Besides these two huge commitments, she loves spending time with her husband, cat and a new puppy in their North Carolina home.
Since 2018, David Janis has excelled at a new role within Hostar as an account executive. He previously managed project installations for the team. Through his work as a project manager, David built up relationships with hotels and housekeeping operations spanning the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Phillippines.
David joined Hostar in 2013 as a project manager and was promoted to account executive in 2018
David is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Hospitality Management and Business Administration. He has previously worked as a director of housekeeping, front office manager, and operations supervisor at various hotels. Before joining Hostar, he had flown less than 12 times, but now puts about 75,000 air miles per year. David loves basketball, and plays in four different leagues, six times per week.
Megan Weiss has been managing application sales for Hostar, which includes food and beverage carts, carts for non-hotel related uses, and parts orders for all clients since 2016. She also provides critical support for Hostar’s international account executives and acts as a liaison between the sales and production teams. During her tenure, she completely overhauled the parts department operations, created images of Hostar’s newest line of carts, and has worked in every department.
Megan joined Hostar in 2002 as a ProHost® system trainer and administrative assistant. She was promoted to project manager and system analyst in 2005, and again to ProHost® sales and customer care representative in 2011. Megan was promoted to manager of ProHost® F&B and application sales in 2016.
A graduate of the business management at Western Washington University and the hospitality management programs at Washington State University, she has the exciting opportunity to intern on a hotel housekeeping team during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Megan enjoys attending all kinds of sporting events. As a prior event planner, she loves thinking about the logistics behind any large sporting event.
David Kenneth has been managing the daily operations of the parts desk, and providing on-site troubleshooting and maintenance for ProHost® since 2018. He also prepares how-to, technical, and informational guides for the ProHost® system.
During his time at Hostar, David had the opportunity to help repair and refurbish carts damaged at hotels in Puerto Rico after Hurrican Maria.
David attended Cuyahoga Community College for computer networking and spent time working with mechanical and microcontroller devices. In his free time, he enjoys repairing and restoring classic arcade games, working on their circuit boards and the machines overall.
Since 2017, Jennifer Cade has led a team of five project managers across successful installations, while providing existing clients with the help they need to evolve their current use of the ProHost® system. As part of her work, she assists in coordinating production timeframes to align with installations and client needs. Jennifer has also led the effort to redesign new software interfaces for the ProHost® system.
Jennifer joined Hostar in 2005 as a project manager. She was promoted to senior project manager in 2010, director of ProHost® system services and customer care in 2016, and eventually vice president of ProHost® system services and customer care in 2017.
A graduate of Washington State University’s College of Business and Economics, she worked internships in the restaurant and cruise ship industry before moving into hospitality. She started in HR at Larkspur Hospitality, then was accepted into the management training program at Marriott before joining Hostar. Jennifer loves to go on adventures, such as traveling, biking, and kayaking.
Alex Falovo has been responsible for overseeing project planning, implementation and training of the ProHost® system since 2018. He provides support to all current clients, develops lasting relationships, and finds solutions. Alex enjoys seeing the impact the team has on a property after completion of a project.
Alex is a graduate of the St. Clair College in Ontario, Canada, where he earned one degree in hotel management and a graduate degree in casino management. He previously spent more than 15 years in hotel operations management, and is a certified dealer in five different casino games. At one time, he taught dealers for the opening of the Casino Niagara.
Since 2019, Mary Horikawa has overseen the installation of new projects, customer care, and analysis of existing ProHost® systems at client properties. She suggestes system maintenance and upgrades when necessary. During her tenure at Hostar, Mary has taken pride in installing new systems at several properties and building lasting relationships with new and existing clients.
Mary attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also spent a decade working in Las Vegas as a housekeeping operations manager, assistant director of housekeeping and director of housekeeping. Mary was also able to spend time as a foreign exchange student in Japan during high school. She currently enjoys yoga and hiking outside of work.
Adam Lifshitz has been responsible for working with new clients to develop and plant ProHost® systems in opening and existing properties since 2019. As part of his work, he helps clients effectively train on and implement ProHost®, and maintain client relationships through customer care. Adam has also successfully led three projects in his first three months as a project manager, including one for a 750-room property with a team of six people.
Adam joined Hostar in 2018 as a ProHost® system trainer and customer care support representative. He was promoted to project manager and system analyst in 2019.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he received a degree in hospitality management. He previously worked in hotel front office management and corporate event operations management, at times overseeing 50+ staff members. Adam loves film - he goes to his local cinema once a week to see the latest movies!
Since 2016, Samantha Berzanske has been the head of the accounting department, handling all of Hostar’s fiscal needs. With years of experience in the accounting field, she helps balance Hostar’s approach to keep the company moving forward. Samantha joined Hostar in 2012.
Todd Van Allen has been working on research and development of new and existing products at Hostar since 2015. Todd has worked tirelessly on the design and build-out of the newest generation of ProHost® housekeeping carts.
Todd joined Hostar in 2015 and previously worked at a metal fabricating and plastic injection molding company.
A graduate of the drafting and design program at Youngstown State University and the mechanical engineering program at Kent State University, Todd was custom built to be at Hostar. In his free time, Todd enjoys working on older vehicles and making modifications. He also loves to be with family and friends outdoors - especially golfing.
Since 2012, Lori Rose has been at the forefront of managing Hostar’s shipping, scheduling, inventory, and assembly. She has also on occasion handled purchasing, vendor non-conformance, and the parts desk. Lori joined Hostar in 2004.