Tuesday, April 23, 2024

WhiteWater appoints two new business development VPs

WhiteWater announced two new key hires in business development ahead of IAAPA Expo Europe in Barcelona, Sept. 28–30.

The newly appointed Vice President, Business Development, Vantage Frank Good. Photo courtesy of WhiteWater.
VP, Business Development at Vantage

Industry veteran Frank Good is assuming the position of Vice President, Business Development at Vantage, WhiteWater’s technology unit.

Backed by WhiteWater’s 40 years of expertise in the water and theme park space, Vantage is an advanced software platform accelerating the digital transformation of the leisure industry. Combining wearable tech, RFID, beacons, mobile apps and intelligent algorithms, it can integrate all the systems and data used by a park for the benefit of its visitors as well as its marketing and operations teams. Vantage’s data portal uncovers actionable insights to reveal venue opportunities and at the same time, optimize venue management.

WhiteWater’s Vantage mobile app platform. Image courtesy of WhiteWater.

Frank Good’s experience providing digital solutions to parks matches the objectives at Vantage. He has dedicated 10 years of his career helping clients succeed through technology. Good has worked with top brands in the amusement, cultural institution, zoo, aquarium and ski markets to improve their guest experience as well as drive new outcomes for revenue and brand metrics. “It is rare to find a person
with Frank’s experience bringing disruptive technologies to the industry. We are excited to add him to the team and deliver our innovative solution to market,” said Philip Edgell, President of Vantage.

The newly appointed Vice President, Global Business Development, Water Rides, WhiteWater Domingo Vergooseen. Photo courtesy of WhiteWater.
VP, Global Business Development in the Water Rides Division

Attractions veteran Domingo Vergoossen is taking the role of Vice President, Global Business Development in WhiteWater’s Water Rides division.

While well known for water slides, WhiteWater has also been dominant in the design, manufacturing and refurbishment of water rides for a decade, offering attractions such as Log Flume, Shoot the Chute and the IAAPA Brass Ring Award-winning Spinning Rapids Ride.

Domingo Vergoossen’s experience in water ride design and projects spans over 15 years. He began as a designer at Vekoma Amusement Rides and then was charged with establishing Vekoma’s first China manufacturing facility in Guangdong province in 2004. Vergoossen was instrumental in setting up the FlyOver theatre in Vancouver and was part of the development team that brought the attraction to other cities. Vergoossen has previously worked with WhiteWater on several projects, with a sharp focus on client needs.

“We are honored to welcome Domingo to WhiteWater. His depth of expertise will be extremely valuable to help our clients realize their goals, while his breadth of knowledge will help the team see the whole picture,” said Paul Chutter, WhiteWater’s President.

Conference Session: Creating Iconic Attractions

Having helped parks create iconic attractions for the last four decades, WhiteWater plans to share some of that insight and experience with Expo attendees. WhiteWater’s Executive Vice President in Europe, Grant Poje, will be a speaker together with leaders from Firefly Creations, Liseberg, and Compagnie Des Alpes in a session discussing different aspects to consider when creating an iconic attraction for a park.

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