Thrilling Pros

No other company in the industry is better equipped to create your next cornerstone attraction.

 

Guy Nelson

Guy Nelson

CEO, Dynamic Attractions
CEO and Executive Chair, Empire Industries

Hao Wang

Hao Wang

President and Chief Operating Officer, Dynamic Attractions

Lead high performance teams to deliver ‘the best’ solution
Develop strategies & optimize organizational efficiency
Expertise in new product design
Create & integrate global operations, including China
Over 20 years engineering & building automotive systems & ‘supercars’

Cindy Emerick Whitson

Cindy Emerick Whitson

Business Development – North America, Europe & Middle East

Cindy has spent over 22 years working to become one of the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals of roller coasters and world class attractions. Trained as a material science engineer, she is no stranger to “world’s first” coasters like Universal’s Mummy, Vegas’s Manhattan Express, and many others. She is well known for her project management for top clients such as Universal Studios, Disney, Paramount, and Six Flags. She has also found herself working with casinos and many international theme parks. Cindy’s love of meeting people and using her creative side brings her full circle into the business development arena to create the most elaborate attractions in the world.

Kelven Tan

Kelven Tan

Business Development – Asia

Kelven is a 30-year veteran with a diverse range of roles and experience from Entertainment to Operations, Attraction Development and Industry Relations. He has helped his clients dazzle audiences with Chinese mythological theme parks, the island resort of Sentosa, cultural villages, the Singapore Flyer, FEC development throughout Asia, most notably with the global penetration of photo imaging to the theme park industry. Kelven has served on the IAAPA Board of Directors and numerous committees contributing a variety of perspectives and industry benchmarks from his extensive network. Serving on the IFEA Board (International Festival and Events Association), he successfully bid on the Youth Olympics Games. Kelven has brought great success to decades of projects throughout Asia.

George Walker

George Walker

Creative Development

George has spent his career bringing creative build-ability to story-driven projects around the globe. His talent for moving concepts through the complete process – from blue sky ideation, to real, tangible guest experiences – has given him the opportunity to work on award winning projects for brands that include Disney, Universal Studios, MGM, Warner Bros., Six Flags, and Ferrari. A Thea-Award winning designer, George has over 20 years’ experience creating countless emotional guest experiences. In his current role as Creative Director, George is at the creative helm of a massive expansion of Ferrari World on the Yas Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. A published and devoted industry “thinker,” George is passionate about the evolution of theme design.

Paul Poirier

Paul Poirier

Strategic Accounts and Service

Program Management
Customer Support
Global Post Delivery Services growth
Contract Negotiations
Major build programs

Ye Zhou PHD, P.ENG

Ye Zhou PHD, P.ENG

Chief Technical Officer

Specialist for large complex mechanical & structural systems
Research to commissioning of large, dynamic structural systems
world’s highest radio telescope
world’s largest observatory
world’s longest ride track system
Projects for Disney, Universal and Chimelong

Mike Haimson

Mike Haimson

Technical Development

For over 25 years Michael has used his expertise to manage and develop many truly sophisticated projects that include a high-throughput virtual reality attraction with Iwerks Entertainment, Masdar City, the world’s first solar-powered city in the desert in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the world’s most expensive home – $1 Billion – in Mumbai, India. Offering expertise in project management, audio, video, networking, control systems, electromechanical systems, software development and electrical and mechanical systems design, Mike has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, Sony, Electronic Arts, Silicon Graphics, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Armed with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering with a combined emphasis in robotics and digital signal processing, Mike’s wizardry has brought many amazing projects and stories to life.

David Lo P.ENG

David Lo P.ENG

Engineering

Specialist for complex and high reliability mechanical & structural systems
Certified welding engineer
Media-based attractions
Projects for Disney, Universal and Chimelong

Dean Murphy

Dean Murphy

Safety

Occupational Health & Safety
Certified in Industrial Education
30 years Journeyman Fabricator
Leading team with 1.5 million hours without a lost time incident