Launch - Movers & Shakers - February 2019


Clip ’n Climb Acquires Fun Spot

New Zealand-based Clip ’n Climb, provider of indoor climbing walls, will be stepping up its stature in the global sportainment sector with the acquisition of Fun Spot by Clip ’n Climb’s parent company, ABEO. The Georgia-based Fun Spot specializes in supplying equipment like trampolines, ninja courses, and climbing walls to attractions and entertainment facilities across the United States. Clip ’n Climb sees this acquisition increasing its reach into the U.S. market by partnering with Fun Spot to offer climbing walls and equipment as a part of its portfolio, which includes 460 trampoline and ninja parks worldwide.



New Regional Vice President and Managing Director at Triotech

Karen Staley has joined Triotech as regional vice president sales, USA region, and Harley Bostock has been appointed the company’s managing director, Asia-Pacific region. Staley brings strong experience and knowledge of the global entertainment and attractions industries, including more than 17 years in senior management and business development roles at IAAPA. Bostock has been a member of Triotech’s sales leadership team for four years after joining the company in 2015 following more than 20 years in water park attractions and location-based entertainment. He has lived in Asia for more than 15 years during his career and will be based in Hong Kong.

Three Staff Moves at Electrosonic

International audiovisual and technology services company Electrosonic made a few personnel announcements designed to strengthen its global business. Chris Ward has been brought on board as chief financial officer, Michael Harkness was tapped as chief people officer, and Maurizio Capuzzo was promoted to chief marketing officer. Ward comes to Electrosonic with a background in professional services, most recently serving as finance and operations director, Northern Europe, for NTT Security. Harkness has more than 20 years’ experience in shaping, forming, and developing high-performing teams that drive cultures of excellence. Capuzzo has been leading Electrosonic’s marketing functions in North America for the past year and has more than 25 years of experience in marketing business-to-business technology solutions in multiple companies.



FROM LEFT: H.P. Remmers, Corpus owner and founder; Wu Xiaodong, director of Zhengpu Port New District of Maanshan; Edward Y.M. Zhu, CEO of CHIC Group Global  (Credit: Corpus World Wide)

Corpus Establishes Presence in China

Corpus World Wide B.V. has taken a significant step in the establishment of its international presence through a signing agreement with Ma’anshan Zhengpu Port New District Construction Investment Co. Ltd. and CHIC Group for the development of an educational attraction named Corpus in Ma’anshan City, Anhui province, China. Groundbreaking will take place in 2019, and the official opening is expected a year later. With its state-of-the-art attraction that features a “journey through the human body,” Corpus endeavors to boost awareness of healthy living and wellness among the general public in China.



Intercard Makes Two Staff Additions

Debit card technology provider Intercard has hired Alex Orban as new vertical sales manager and Joe Guccione as key account manager. Orban is an attractions industry veteran who helped game-maker NAMCO USA expand its vertical markets into several new areas, including the U.S. Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program. He’s handled new business development and customer service for several multinational companies. Guccione will handle inside sales of Intercard’s value-added products including its new mobile apps collection, The Edge, and its Shindigger party-planning and reservations platform. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the attractions and hospitality industries, most recently serving as a senior corporate sales rep for multiple locations of Dave & Buster’s.


Shaun Goodyer

Waterplay Solutions Corp. announced the hiring of Shaun Goodyer to the newly created position of business development manager for the Canadian market. Goodyer brings two decades of experience in the Canadian recreation market to Waterplay with a demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships and nurture projects to successful completion. In this new role, he will foster relationships with key accounts to grow Waterplay’s business in existing and emerging markets. The company sees his experience in transforming public and private recreational spaces throughout Canada as a solid foundation to deliver exceptional service.



Paul Jennings

Game manufacturer LAI Games has hired industry veteran Paul Jennings as its operations manager. He will oversee and direct the activities of employees engaged in providing all product delivery and support services out of the company’s Dallas office. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in out-of-home entertainment and having worked for some of the industry’s biggest operators, Jennings is seen by LAI as well-suited to manage its growth and streamline its U.S. headquarters. His career includes positions at Discovery Zone, Chuck E. Cheese’s, SEGA GameWorks, and most recently, Dave & Buster’s.