COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, today appointed Carlos Echalar, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Echalar is an accomplished global human resources and operations executive with more than 20 years' experience in global human resources functions and business operations for technology related corporations. In this new role, Mr. Echalar will be responsible for leading MICROS' human resources strategy globally, including compensation and benefits, organizational and leadership development, recruitment, compliance, and diversity. Previously, Mr. Echalar served as Vice President of Human Resources for CSC's Global Commercial Group, and prior to CSC, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for ManTech International. He has also held executive positions at SAIC Corporation and Titan Corporation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University. "Mr. Echalar has consistently delivered forward-thinking, business-focused, human resource and operational solutions that produce strong sustainable results while driving top and bottom-line benefits," stated Peter A. Altabef, President and CEO. "Carlos' expertise in both talent development and resource allocation will be very important to MICROS as we continue to create and deliver market leading solutions for our clients." "It is a pleasure to be joining an organization that recognizes that the Company's success is predicated on having a high-performing, talented and engaged associate base," stated Mr. Echalar. "Human Resources should above all be a partner with the operational teams to enhance our go-to-market strategies and delivery philosophy for our clients. I look forward to working with the MICROS team to build on the culture of strategic collaboration where our associates can grow and thrive."