Sally Corporation announces that David Bishop has joined the Jacksonville, Florida-based dark ride specialists as Chief Operating Officer. He will report directly to CEO/Chairman, John Wood, and oversee all of Sally’s operations in Jacksonville and strategic initiatives across the globe.
“I’ve known David for more than two decades. His experience in the world of video gaming and arcade attractions makes him the perfect complement to our organization. Throughout his career he has spearheaded numerous entertainment & technology-based strategic initiatives, crafted & trademarked multiple new entertainment brands, and led several concept development teams. There is no doubt that David will be a tremendous asset to the Sally team.”
With more than thirty years of experience in operations and an extensive background in gaming, Bishop was previously the COO, and most recently, EVP of Strategic Project Development, for NAMCO USA Inc., a member company of the BANDAI NAMCO Group, the world’s number one game company and a global leader in games and amusements with over 1,000 amusement facilities managed worldwide. Like NAMCO, Sally Corporation’s concentration is in the entertainment and out-of-home leisure market, serving amusement parks and entertainment facilities around the world.
Bishop was recognized within the gaming community with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Video Game Hall of Fame and passionately pursues gamification and new technology in entertainment applications.