Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Matthew Priddy to Oversee Themed Entertainment Projects for Cumming Corporation

 

Cumming Corporation announces that Matthew Priddy has joined as Vice President, Themed Entertainment Project Management to help support Cumming’s continued international growth.

For more than 30 years, Priddy has made a successful career working for themed entertainment owners and consultancies focusing on design, engineering, manufacturing and overall project management for theme parks and resorts worldwide. Most recently, he was the Chief Technical Officer for DXB Entertainments’ $3.5 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts development. Prior to his role on this mega project – the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination – Mr. Priddy served as Vice President and Project Director with Hill International where he was responsible for the implementation of the initial phases of the Dubai Parks and Resorts program.

Before transitioning to Hill International, Priddy was a Senior Vice President of Worldwide Production for Walt Disney Imagineering where he was responsible for more than $4 billion in theme park, resort, and technical developments over a 20-year period. During his time with Disney, the company experienced a renaissance in the design and delivery of themed entertainment and guest experiences that set the standard for all other providers in the field. From ride systems to the use of exotic methods and materials in show production and construction, Mr. Priddy was instrumental in Disney’s successful delivery in the United States as well as Asia and Europe.

For more than 20 years, Cumming has successfully supported theme park owners and their development projects around the world. The firm’s themed entertainment portfolio comprises more than 300 projects globally worth tens of billions of dollars, and consists of numerous assignments with Disney, Universal Studios, LEGOLAND®, among many others.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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