Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Mike Oswald Returns to ProFun Management Group as EVP

Tustin, CA, USA — California-based, ProFun Management Group is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Oswald to the ProFun Corporate Team. With over 20 years of experience in the amusement and water park industry, Mike is well placed to offer his services as an Executive Vice President.

Mike joined ProFun originally in 2008 as Vice President, Operations and worked with the team to open Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and to work on the development of the Warner Bros. theme park. In 2009, he was named the General Manager for Yas Waterworld. Mike led his team through the feasibility, design, and construction process and ultimately to a very successful grand opening, in which the park was rated one of the top waterparks in the world. In 2013, he was named General Manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor theme park in the world, in addition to remaining General Manager of Yas Waterworld.

Mike returned to ProFun headquarters in 2014 and will be responsible for overseeing projects globally and expanding the company’s expertise into new markets. Brad Merriman, Chief Operating Officer at ProFun Management Group, said, “Mike’s international experience and decades of hands-on waterpark management, brings additional depth to the already strong operating team at ProFun. We are excited to have him back stateside where his expertise can be incorporated into the operating services ProFun provides our clients.”

With offices in the United States
(California), China (Shanghai) and United Arab Emirates (Dubai), ProFun Management Group provides management and operating services for theme parks and visitor attractions. ProFun was founded by Management Resources, a management and advisory services firm that has focused on the leisure-recreation field since 1980. ProFun was established in 1999 and provides high quality short and long-term management for existing or start-up operations. ProFun Management Group brings more than 250 years of experience to the management and operation of theme parks, water parks, visitor centers, entertainment centers, attractions and other leisure-time projects.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
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, ThemedReality.com 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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