Bill Harber has been promoted to vice president of corporate marketing and David Candib has been promoted from director of business development to vice president of port and destination development and operations in the port and destination development division of Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc.
Harber will be responsible for marketing and profit improvement initiatives for the company’s 10 cruise brands and identifying guest source markets and operational models for growth. He joined Carnival in 2004 to help establish a corporate-wide IT function and has had increasing responsibilities within the corporate shared services group. He was promoted to lead the company’s corporate marketing efforts in 2008. He also manages global market research and key performance indicators for these areas and cross-promotes brands in North America through the World’s Leading Cruise Lines marketing alliance. Before joining Carnival, he was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney for six years and also served as director of product marketing for a technology start-up.
For the past year, Candib has been responsible for Grand Turk Cruise Center operations and development, and the new port project near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. He also has been responsible for relations with regional ports under corporate contracts. His new responsibilities include oversight of all Miami-based corporate port operations, areas of new port development and the corporation's port reservation system - a Web-based reservation system for ports in the Caribbean and North America under corporate contract.