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13 November 2018

New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2018

Orlando, 14 November 2018 - The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the results of its annual elections for International Board and Divisional Boards, welcomed the new leaders to their roles and thanked the outgoing Board members who have finished their terms. The proceedings were part of the annual TEA Members Meeting held each year during the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Results below.


THEMED ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
November 14, 2018

 

Michael Mercadante
of Main Street Design is the
new TEA International 
Board President, effective
Nov 14, 2018

International Board of Directors – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Michael Mercadante, Main Street Design (International Board President)

  • Matt Kent, Hotopp (re-elected for second 3 year term)

  • Chris Ho, Chimelong Group

  • Mike West, Universal Creative

  • Anthony Pruett, The Hettema Group

 

International Board of Directors – Associate Member Representative – Elected to 2 year term:

  • Andrew O’Rourke, Individual Associate (re-elected for second 2 year term)

 

Asia Pacific Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Thomas Megna, Silkroading (Asia Pacific Division President) Voted to Serve 3rd Year

  • Adron Leow, Allf Management Group

  • Keiji Maeda, Panasonic

  • Eric Lee, Turner International

  • Wang Jin, Wanda Cultural Tourism

  • Miia Tahtinen, Lappset Creative

  • Gregory Arndt, Artistry Industries (previously appointed, elected to first 3 year term)

  • Mason Schmitz, P+A Projects (previously appointed, elected to first 3 year term)

  • Asia Pacific Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • Ji Li, Wuhan University, Academic Member

 

Melissa Ruminot, Nassal,
is beginning a second 
term as president of the
TEA Eastern North America
Division Board

Eastern North America Division - Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Melissa Ruminot, The Nassal Co. (Eastern Division President) Elected to Serve 2nd Year

  • Bettina Buckley, Disney Parks Live Entertainment (previously appointed, elected to first 3 year term)

  • Chance Barnes, PCL (re-elected for second 3 year term)

  • Garrick Hansen, exp (re-elected for second 3 year term)

  • Greg Senner, Hoplite LBE

  • Kat Storey, Universal Creative

  • Morgan Rottinghaus, Electrosonic

  • Patrick Kling, Nickelodeon

  • Eastern North America Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • Dustin Stephen, NextGen Member

 


Europe and Middle East Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Matt Barton, 7th Sense (Europe and Middle East President) Elected to Serve 2nd Year

  • Amin Rashmani, Thinkwell

  • Chris Lange, Europa-Park GmbH & Co. Mack KG (previously appointed, elected to first 3 year term)

  • David Camp, D&J International Consulting

  • Ifat Caspi, P&P Projects (re-elected for second 3 year term)

  • Manuel Prossotowicz, Movie Park GmbH

 

Europe and Middle East Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • Owen Ralph, Blooloop, Associate Company Member

  • (re-elected for second 2 year term)

  • Romesh Popelier, NextGen Member

 

Western North America Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Shannon Martin, Color Reflections (Western Division President)

  • Jeff Crocker, Cinnabar (re-elected to second 3 year term)

  • Erika Kulbach, Electrosonic (re-elected to second 3 year term)

  • Stefan Lawrence, Stefan Rules (re-elected to second 3 year term)

  • Glen Morris AIA, HUITT-Zollars Inc. (re-elected to second 3 year term)

  • Gene Rogers, Lionsgate

  • Ian Klein, Vizir

 


IN APPRECIATION
To outgoing 2018 Board Members of the Themed Entertainment Association for their dedication and service:

David Willrich, DJ Willrich Ltd.
has completed two one-year
terms as TEA International Board 
President and now becomes 
Immediate Past President. 

International Board of Directors:

  • Steve Birket, Birket Engineering, Immediate Past President
  • Josh Updike, Updike Creative
  • Traci Klainer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
  • Tricia Rodriguez, Mad Systems, Western Division President


Asia Pacific Division Board of Directors:

  • Chris Ho, Chimelong (Elected to International Board)

  • Mark Wijman, Lan Kwai Fong Group

  • Jeffrey Woo, Sanderson

  • Jonathan Casson, The Producers Group


Eastern North America Division Board of Directors:

  • Mike West, Universal Creative (Elected to International Board)
  • Toni Losier, Electrosonic
  • Marissa Blake, Shedd Aquarium
  • Joe Fox, Birket Engineering
  • Larry Howard, Christie
  • Loren Barrows, Alcorn McBride
  • Josh Adcock, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
  • Eric Goodman, Walt Disney Imagineering

 

Eastern North America Division Associate Representatives:

  • Erik Essig, Individual Member
  • George Grzywacz, NextGen
  • Katie Rizzo, NextGen
  • Europe and Middle East Division Board of Directors:
  • Laura Marakowits, Themed Entertainment & Attractions Mavericks
  • Martin Barratt, Martin Barratt Ltd.
  • Massimiliano Freddi, Leolandia

 

Europe and Middle East Division Associate Representatives:

  • Alex Korting, Individual Associate
  • Western North America Division Board Directors:
  • Tricia Rodriguez, Mad Systems
  • Andrew Mowatt, WhiteWater West Industries

 

 

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