Thursday, September 23, 2021

Kees Van Draanen Returns to Réalisations as VP Finances and Administration

Roger Parent, Réalisations’ President and Head of Creation, is pleased to announce that Kees Van Draanen has returned to Réalisations as VP Finances and Administration to help in structuring the recent growth and development that the company is experiencing.

ABOVE: See Forever Theater at One World Observatory, designed and produced by Réalisations for The Hettema Group.

Kees has cumulated more than thirty years of experience working for cultural organizations based in Québec, Ontario and Europe in the fields of administration, human resources and finance.

kvdAfter studies in History followed by diplomas in Accounting and Economics, Kees worked most notably for Cirque du Soleil as an administrative director from 1998 to 1993 in Canada and from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2005 in Europe. Upon his return to Canada in 2006, he consulted for the Palais Montcalm theatre to put into place its administrative structure. He then worked for Réalisations as its Director of Administration and Finances and afterwards worked with the Grand Ballets Canadiens and, most recently, with RIDEAU ‐ an independent network of presenters of artistic events.

Kees’ experience is very welcomed as Réalisations prepares to deliver a series of projects in Canada, the US, Europe and in Asia in 2017.

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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