Thursday, May 23, 2024

ADG President Jim Dunn inducted into WWA Hall of Fame

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) announces that Jim Dunn has been named as its third company inductee into WWA’s Hall of Fame. Dunn, President of ADG, joins Herb EllisChairman and founder, and Ken Ellis, CEO, as a distinguished honoree of this prestigious award.

Dunn joined ADG in 1988, beginning his career in the design department. He started working in the industry focused on designing wave generation equipment and filtration systems and quickly moved into park engineering and waterpark design. A registered architect with over 30 years’ experience specializing in aquatics, his portfolio today includes many of the most prestigious indoor and outdoor water parks and resorts in the country, establishing long-time working relationships with clients such as Six Flags, Premier Parks, Wet n Wild, Gaylord Hotel Resorts, Columbus Zoo, and many others.

Dunn’s work has fueled the industry with major technological advancements in wave system technology, the results of which can be seen not only in waterparks around the world, but in motion pictures, zoos, aquariums, military rescue training centers and more. He has received numerous awards over the years including multiples Leading Edge and IAAPA Brass Ring Awards, Aquatics International’s Dream Designs Awards, a WWA Executive Award, and special recognitions from IAAPA and ARDA. In 2011 Jim was named to Aquatics International’s “Power 25”; a prestigious list of industry influencers working to establish a standard Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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