VingCard Elsafe names Nicolas Aznar president for Latin America and Caribbean


Hotel industry technology veteran to be based out of São Paulo offices.

Dallas – August 1, 2013 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces the appointment of Nicolas Aznar as president of Latin America and the Caribbean, effective August 1. Aznar will be based out of the company’s regional offices in São Paulo and will report directly to company President, Tim Shea.

Aznar joins VingCard Elsafe following 13 years with MICROS Systems, Inc., most recently holding the title of Managing Director LA South for MICROS-Retail Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Information Technology for Business from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

“We welcome Nicolas and his extensive experience to the ASSA ABLOY team, and we look forward to working with him to continue our business growth in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Shea says. “We have made great strides in gaining market share throughout the region in the past couple of years. Nicolas, with his considerable knowledge of the market, will no doubt help us to accelerate our growth momentum.”

Aznar is responsible for all VingCard Elsafe operations in Latin American and the Caribbean. Reporting to him are Oscar Granados, general manager for Mexico; Renato Matsuda, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Alexandre Giovannetti, regional sales manager for Brazil.

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts.

About VingCard Elsafe
Since introducing the world’s first electronic hotel door lock and first electronic in-room safe in 1979, VingCard Elsafe has installed products in more than 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms. Today, their comprehensive product line is comprised of VingCard electronic locking solutions, Elsafe in-room safes, Orion energy management systems, and PolarBar minibars. VingCard Elsafe leads the industry in advanced locking technologies, including NFC, RFID/RF-Online and ZigBee-based networking solutions, and offers the only UL-listed electronic hotel safe on the market. With an extensive worldwide service and support network, VingCard Elsafe provides continuous support to its clients around the globe. VingCard Elsafe is part of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the world’s leading provider of hotel locking solutions. ASSA ABLOY is a publicly listed Swedish company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.