(September 9, 2012) — IPM News has learned that Dave Millard passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Millard was Director of Digital Projects for Spitz. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing for Sonics Associates, the audio subsidiary of IMAX Corporation. InPark Magazine extends our sympathies to the entire Millard family.
RIP Dave Millard
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.