Sunday, April 14, 2024

Reinder Holtkamp Joins Cruden as Project Manager

[quote]Increasingly we are being asked to go beyond the role of an equipment supplier and to architect, design and theme the complete simulator attraction within a venue. The new project manager position will pull all these elements together to deliver a more complete service” — Frand Kalff, commercial director at Cruden [/quote]

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Attractions industry project management specialist, Reinder Holtkamp, has joined Cruden’s Amsterdam-based team as project manager. Cruden is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional motion simulator for the attractions industry with customers in theme parks, FECs and kart tracks around the world.

Holtkamp was previously project director at global attractions developer, Kranendonk Experience Company (KEXcom), in the Netherlands. There, he was responsible for the realisation and execution of several projects including a ‘Water & Delta Experience’ and several sports-based brand experiences for PlayStation, Crocs, Red Bull, Ice World, Port of Rotterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“Reinder is our first dedicated appointment from the attractions industry, and his extensive experience in concept development, planning and financial management within this sector, will be of huge benefit to the entertainment part of our racing simulator business. It also reflects the ongoing growth of customers in attractions and of their specialised requirements,” says Frank Kalff, commercial director at Cruden.

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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