Thursday, May 23, 2024

Dynamic Attractions Promotes Three Executives


Dynamic Attractions Ltd. announces three senior operational appointments. The appointments support the company’s strategy to innovate, manufacture and deliver ride systems and immersive attractions for theme parks and major tourist destinations.

“The attractions industry is undergoing rapid growth,” states Hao Wang, President and COO of Dynamic Attractions. “Major theme park operators are investing in new attractions at record levels and we are putting the people, systems and facilities in place to meet the industry’s growing demand. We must always ensure that our organization can meet that demand.”

To complete the company’s operational team, three new roles have been identified. “We’re pleased with the exceptional caliber of talent that we’ve recruited and retained to fulfill our strategy to be a leader in delivering the most innovative ride systems globally,” states Wang.

The three new positions are:

Cindy Emerick Whitson, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Cindy will expand her leadership position in defining Dynamic Attractions’ global business development strategy. She will continue to introduce the company’s award-winning line up of ride systems. She is a Material Science Engineer with 26 years of experience in the attractions industry. She was one of Dynamic Attractions’ first employees and has been instrumental in virtually all of the contract awards since Dynamic’s inception. Cindy is being promoted from Vice President, Business Development.

Jerry Pierson, Executive Vice President, Operations – US

Jerry’s creative, technical and management skills have made him one of the most sought-after leaders in the industry. For the past 28 years he has been at ITEC, where he advanced to the role of Vice President and Director of Program Management. He has overseen development and installation of location-based entertainment projects in North America, Europe and Asia. Jerry is particularly strong in personnel management, project planning and execution, financial monitoring, and client support.

Stephen Turner, Vice President, Operations – Canada

Steve has over 25 years in the automotive business, with extensive experience ranging from product engineering through program management, manufacturing, to supplier and business development.  This expanse of responsibilities on a global basis has honed his problem solving abilities, resolving complex quality, design engineering and production issues. Steve is a natural leader was instrumental in the launch and production of over $300 million in business at seven plants on three continents, he has a proven track record of successfully delivering on commitments for quality, cost, delivery and service.

The company also announced that George Walker and Mike Haimson are leaving the company, and will be pursuing other opportunities. “We are moving into the next phase of our rapid evolution as a ride solutions provider,” stated Guy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Attractions and its parent company, Empire Industries Ltd. “I want to personally thank George and Mike because they really helped establish a strong presence in Orlando and position Dynamic Attractions in the industry with several award winning, innovative ride products which we are now bringing to market as we focus on delivery the best ride systems.”

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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