Launch - Movers & Shakers October 2017

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Six Flags Expands Role of Executive Chairman

Following the retirement of Six Flags Entertainment President and CEO John Duffey, the company announced Jim Reid-Anderson, currently the executive chairman of Six Flags, would assume the roles of chairman, president, and CEO. Duffey had been chairman, president, and CEO since February 2016 after serving the company as chief financial officer for more than five years. Reid-Anderson said he was excited about rejoining Six Flags’ operating team and noted the company, which operates 20 amusement parks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, has enjoyed seven consecutive record years.

www.sixflags.com

1710_MOVERS_MAUNDERPicsolve Hires New CTO

Picsolve, a digital content creation partner for visitor destinations, announced the appointment of Dan Maunder as chief technology officer. With more than 15 years of experience in technology and product development, Maunder will be responsible for the company’s overall technology strategy as Picsolve continues to develop its offerings and further its growth into new markets and sectors. He will oversee the company’s research and development, digital product development, and technology teams. He will also be a key driver in Picsolve’s digital transformation ambitions. Most recently, Maunder served as vice president of software development at Experian Consumer Services.

www.picsolve.com


1710_MOVERS_WALLCEFalcon’s Creative Group Adds Creative Director

Falcon’s Creative Group has named attractions industry veteran Mike Wallace creative director. Wallace will be responsible for leading and overseeing the company’s creative team of interdisciplinary designers, animators, writers, and architects, who are experienced in multiple facets of themed environmental concept, design, and construction. Before joining Falcon’s Creative Group, Wallace was part of the Universal Creative group within Universal Parks & Resorts.

www.falconscreativegroup.com

1710_MOVERS_SOLOMONIntercard Brings on Sales Manager

Intercard hired Brad Solomon as its new sales manager for North America. A representative of the cash management solutions provider says Solomon is a master salesman, a proven leader, and a successful team builder, with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and software industries. He has extensive expertise in technical sales and operations, business development, technical support, and customer service. He has worked with technology and software providers worldwide, including Mavenir, Netformx, Amdocs, and Sigma Systems.

www.intercardinc.com

1710_MOVERS_EICHERInternational Business Development Head Named at RWS Entertainment Group

RWS Entertainment Group, a provider of branded stage shows and experiences, appointed Deborah Eicher head of international business development. She will be based in London and will lead the company’s ongoing business expansion efforts in global markets, with an emphasis on Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Eicher brings more than 17 years of commercial and marketing experience in the leisure and entertainment industry. She is also on the board of the IAAPA Foundation. Previous employers include Scruffy Dog Ltd., HB Leisure, and Picsolve.

www.rwsnyc.com

1710_MOVERS_GARMENDALEGarmendale Names General Manager

Garmendale in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, appointed Kelvin Ensor general manager. Ensor has worked with Garmendale for many years as both a supplier and client in the automotive and engineering industries. He brings 27 years of experience in sales and service, with 20 of those in senior management. Ensor will oversee business management, procedures, and processes, as well as add depth and structure to the sales team. Garmendale said the appointment will free up more time for Managing Director David Shelmerdine to work with his in-house design engineering team on an ambitious new product development program the company began in 2015.

www.garmendale.co.uk