Thursday, February 9, 2023

David Bishop Joins Sally Corporation as Chief Operating Officer


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.

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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