Travel technology provider Calrom has appointed Simon Wilkins as its new chief technical officer.

Wilkins was previously CTO at aviation technology company Ultra Electronics, where his work has been implemented in major international hub airports such as New York, London Heathrow and Beijing.

“With Simon’s vast technical expertise and his strong leadership skills, he was the obvious choice to ensure Calrom continues to provide pioneering software solutions for our airline partners,” said Calrom managing director Michael Edwards.

“His strategic and innovative thinking will fit perfectly with Calrom’s principles and way of working, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Calrom was established in 2007 and has 60 staff across its network, with support offices around the world.

Simon Wilkins added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining such an innovative company. I’m looking forward to helping to continue to grow the company’s technology and software solutions.”

Wilkins has worked on software design and development at Siemens Plc. He will replace incumbent Jon Fisher, who is standing down from the role after 11 successful years of service.

Fisher was responsible for building Calrom from a start-up to a hugely successful and innovative technology company.

Calrom is a part of the Travel Innovation Group, the company was established in 2007 and supports sister companies Lime and Aviate.