Saturday, June 19, 2021

Dean Sharits Joins Visioneering Studios

Irvine, CA, USA — Dean Sharits, MBA, has joined Visioneering Studios, effective November 15th. He will be heading up business development and client liaison for Visioneering Leisure Group based out of the firm’s Charlotte, NC studio.

Dean’s role is enhanced by his 35+ years of experience in the themed entertainment industry. As a manager, producer or executive producer, Dean has overseen countless entertainment-based projects from conception through completion, as well as having senior management responsibilities at several prominent entertainment companies. He has held positions at Walt Disney Imagineering, Apogee Productions, Landmark, Universal and Paramount Parks; as an independent contractor, he has also provided services for a vast number of other industry companies.

Dean holds degrees in Engineering and Business, as well as an MBA. He has published articles in marketing research and business journals, and is well versed in marketing strategy, business planning, and economic analysis. Six projects under Dean’s leadership received THEA Awards, and he was granted a patent for an innovative ride concept during his tenure as Vice President of Paramount Parks. His diverse portfolio includes the world’s first looping coaster (Revolution), EPCOT Center, T2-3D, SpongeBob 3-D, Tomb Raider, and the Viejas destination in Southern California.

Dean will be joining other former Disney Imagineers, including THEA Award recipient John Parker and Visioneering Founder and Chief Creative Officer Mel McGowan.

“I’m looking forward to this exciting adventure working with Mel and his talented team to reach our collective potential.”

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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