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Ricardo Tonding Etges Joins Vekoma as Global Business Development Manager


Vekoma Rides announces Ricardo Tonding Etges as its new Global Business Development Manager based in Latin America.

The goal of establishing permanent representation in Latin America is to provide professional sales support to its existing and future Amusement and Theme Park customers, offering innovative designs and high quality rides and attractions.

Effective January 2018, Tonding Etges is handling Amusement and Theme Park global sales for Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, with a focus on new markets and clients.

Tonding Etges is a highly skilled professional with over 10 years’ professional international experience in a leading function in the field of in theme parks, water parks, attractions and visitor centers and has been involved in the design and planning of parks and attractions. With his background in sales, marketing and management, his experience in the development and implementation of strategic business development/sales initiatives as well as his fluency in 3 languages – Portuguese, English and Spanish – Vekoma considers him a valuable contribution to its team.

Ricardo will be reporting directly to Peter van Bilsen -Global Executive Vice President- and will be working from Vekoma’s office in Panama City, Panama.

E-mail : [email protected] Tel. : +507 62492903 (mobile number)

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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