Friday, September 29, 2017

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT SCALES FOR GROWTH WITH NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2017)

ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions,
announces that Candice Telfer has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial health of the organization and overseeing functions that improve business performance. In this role, she will lead the areas of budget management, cost-benefit analysis, business forecasting, accounts payable and receivables, human resources, asset management and resource planning.

Strong cash management and sound internal controls will help secure the financial future of ITEC Entertainment as the company analyzes new models and processes to achieve added growth.

“Adding Candice’s expertise to our leadership team further hones our readiness to capture new opportunities as we scale for growth,” said Bill Coan, President of ITEC Entertainment. “Her knowledge and perspectives will help improve business unit performance and foster a financial approach throughout the organization.”

Candice brings more than a decade of financial and human resource expertise to ITEC Entertainment, having served in leadership roles at tech firms on high growth trajectories. She previously served as Vice President of Finance for PowerDMS, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately held U.S. company that experienced 116 percent growth in revenue over the past several years. Prior to her role at PowerDMS, Candice was Controller for Empower Software Solutions, a provider of human capital management solutions that was later acquired by Kronos – a global leader of workforce management cloud solutions.   

Candice has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Candice Telfer’s LinkedIn profile is available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-telfer-56535925/

Thursday, September 7, 2017

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT POSITIONS TO GROW MARKETSHARE AND BRAND WITH NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2017) – ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that Lisa Junkerman has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer & Director of Corporate Development. Lisa serves a critical role during a time of accelerated growth at ITEC Entertainment. She will lead worldwide corporate development, marketing, PR, branding, website development, social media and advertising and will work with ITEC Entertainment’s president and executive team to set and implement strategies that grow marketshare and brand.

“This is an unprecedented time where worldwide growth opportunity exists for ITEC Entertainment,” said Bill Coan, President of ITEC Entertainment. “Adding Lisa to our leadership team underscores our commitment to further invest in our global brand. Her skills and expertise in marketing and business savvy will help us build equity and new go-to-market approaches.”

Lisa has worked for Fortune 250 companies, including Motorola, Inc. and Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) and in the higher education industry where she was Assistant Vice President for Strategic Marketing for Rollins College. In those roles she has led, managed and implemented across the disciplines of: marketing; business development; branding; social media; public relations; digital marketing; creative strategy; marketing research; public involvement; community relations; integrated communications; and more. As principal of Chief Marketing Associates, Inc. Lisa has also provided CMO services to global, national and local clients.

Lisa has an MBA degree from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a BA in Business Administration with a marketing major from the University of South Florida. She has also been an adjunct marketing instructor at Crummer Graduate School. Lisa currently serves as a Trustee of the Board of Directors for Art & History Museums – Maitland and is a member of the Investor Relations Committee for Orlando Economic Partnership. LinkedIn profile available athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lisajunkerman/

About ITEC Entertainment Corporation
ITEC Entertainment Corporation is a global industry leader of award-winning, entertainment solutions that ignite the dreams of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. ITEC’s culture of performance and innovation pushes the frontiers of themed entertainment design, production and technology to new heights. Founded in 1985, ITEC has delivered over 300 of the most successful and comprehensive guest experiences spanning: theme parks, rides and shows; cultural attractions; resorts and mixed-use; themed dining; entertainment centers; and themed retail. ITEC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.ITEC.com.

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES 35 ATTRACTIONS AND SHOWS FOR EVERGRANDE GROUP

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2017)  - ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that it has embarked upon the launch of 35 new attractions and shows for Evergrande Group planned to be built in Jurong, China. 
Evergrande Group selected ITEC Entertainment to provide creative designs for the new parks, having had a history of working together for over two years. ITEC Entertainment’s team of designers and engineers will begin working immediately to meet the accelerated timeline slated to begin rollout in 2019.
“Evergrande is doing something unprecedented in the theme park industry,” said Bradley Caruk, Creative Director at ITEC Entertainment. “We are honored that the company recognized and selected ITEC Entertainment to design the park’s 35 attractions and shows.” 


Evergrande Group commenced upon the launch of Evergrande Jurong Fairytale World, which included presentations to Jurong government officials by ITEC Entertainment.

ITEC Entertainment’s Bradley Caruk and David Roadcup provide a project update to Jurong government officials and Evergrande Executive Vice President, Shawn Siu.
ITEC Entertainment and Evergrande Group meet with officials from the City of Zhenjiang to detail the project status

Evergrande Group one of the largest property developers in China, announced that this will be the first in a chain of children-oriented, all-indoor, all-season theme parks to be built across the country.

About ITEC Entertainment Corporation
ITEC Entertainment Corporation is a global industry leader of award-winning, entertainment solutions that ignite the dreams of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. ITEC’s culture of performance and innovation pushes the frontiers of themed entertainment design, production and technology to new heights. Founded in 1985, ITEC has delivered over 300 of the most successful and comprehensive guest experiences spanning: theme parks, rides and shows; cultural attractions; resorts and mixed-use; themed dining; entertainment centers; and themed retail. ITEC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.ITEC.com.

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS JERRY BROWN DIRECTOR OF MEDIA

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug 8, 2017) –ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that Jerry Brown has been promoted to the position of Director of Media. In this role, Jerry will lead ITEC Entertainment’s media production team of animators, special effects artists and motion graphics artists in creating cutting-edge media content for themed attractions, rides and special venue projects.

“Promoting Jerry to this new role allows us to capitalize on the growing demand for breakthrough guest experiences,” said Bill Coan, President of ITEC Entertainment. “Creating and delivering industry-leading immersive content and environments has always been core to what we do. Jerry’s expertise will enable us to build upon that heritage.”

As a 20-year industry veteran, Jerry has directed and produced media for numerous high-profile theme park attractions and immersive virtual reality experiences. His work includes the creation of media for award winning attractions around the world including projects for Universal Studios Florida, Sea World Orlando, Disney’s Epcot and destinations in Berlin, China and Dubai.


A pioneer in media, Jerry helped develop a technique for stereoscopic projection that was based on the guest’s point of view. He left the feature film business in 1997 to join the team producing visuals for the original Adventures of Spiderman attraction at Universal Studios Florida as lighting supervisor and compositor. Jerry’s other breakthroughs include creating visuals for a 2-minute, 360-degree animation for the first-ever virtual reality drop tower experience sponsored by NASA along with founding and publishing one of the largest U.S. circulated creative industry magazines for creative professionals.

About ITEC Entertainment Corporation
ITEC Entertainment Corporation is a global industry leader of award-winning, entertainment solutions that ignite the dreams of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. ITEC’s culture of performance and innovation pushes the frontiers of themed entertainment design, production and technology to new heights. Founded in 1985, ITEC has delivered over 300 of the most successful and comprehensive guest experiences spanning: theme parks, rides and shows; cultural attractions; resorts and mixed-use; themed dining; entertainment centers; and themed retail. ITEC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.ITEC.com.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT DELIVERS SOLUTIONS TO OPEN TWO PARKS FOR DUBAI PARKS AND RESORTS

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 23, 2017)  - ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that is has completed the design and integration of Ride Show Supervisor systems in six attractions for two theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts - Motiongate and Bollywood Park. 

As reported in the April 2017 issue of Funworld, Dubai is working to transform its image from that of an opulent shopping region to a year-round destination for families. Dubai Parks Destination Management LLC turned to ITEC Entertainment to provide the experience and capabilities needed to further that vision. ITEC was brought on to design, build and commission the Ride Show Supervisor systems for the more complex and integrated attractions at the two theme parks.

“ITEC was honored to be selected for the project and excited to take on the challenge of designing and building such a large number of systems simultaneously on an aggressive schedule,” said Steve Alkhoja, Vice President – Entertainment Technology for ITEC Entertainment. “ITEC’s engineering team worked closely with Dubai Parks and Resorts to streamline the design and fabrication processes, while maintaining our standards for safety and quality.”

In order to ensure a successful delivery of the systems on a tight schedule, ITEC partnered with Wartsila Funa International on the project.  Wartsila Funa International was the provider for all of the audio and video systems for both of the parks as well as for Riverwalk, the entertainment and shopping complex at the entrance to the parks.  Wartsila Funa’s local presence in Dubai and their team of experienced expats complemented ITEC’s 30-person in country team to help make the job progress smoothly. 

“The Dubai Parks project was a massive, 18-month effort that tested the best of us in terms of being flexible to the ever-changing site conditions,” said Paul Weber, Managing Director, Wartsila Funa Solutions. “Our partnership with ITEC was solid throughout. We couldn’t have hoped for a better working relationship and the results speak for themselves.”

Motiongate is a movie based theme park that hosts popular Hollywood brands, such as DreamWorks and Sony Pictures, and showcases a range of adrenalin-challenging rides and attractions.  The five Motiongate attractions for which ITEC provided the Ride Show Supervisory systems included The Great Shrek Adventure, How to Train Your Dragon, Hotel Transylvania, Smurf Studio Tour, and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.  ITEC Entertainment’s RSS systems bring the five rides and stunt show to life by coordinating and orchestrating a number of independent technologies to create immersive, multi-dimensional guest experiences.

Bollywood Park is a first-of-its-kind theme park dedicated to celebrating Mumbai’s legendary film industry. At Bollywood Park, ITEC designed the attraction control system for an exciting stunt show based on the famous Indian movie series Dabangg.  This stunt show combines large show action equipment, special effects, flame effects, and pyrotechnics for added thrills. ITEC Entertainment’s RSS system is used to recreate action-filled audience adventures in Bollywood’s Dabangg Stunt Show.

FORMER DISNEY IMAGINEER REJOINS ITEC ENTERTAINMENT AS PROJECT DIRECTOR

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 17, 2017) – ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that seasoned industry veteran, Peter Rahill, has rejoined the company as Project Director. Rahill brings over 30 years of senior management experience in the themed entertainment industry having managed projects in Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

In this position, Peter will direct ITEC’s growing number of projects in Southeast Asia. His responsibilities will  include all phases of project implementation such as: show and ride production; installation and project controls; vendor management; intellectual property management; governmental relations; and code and standards compliance.

“We are fortunate to have Pete back on the team during this new period of growth at ITEC,” said Bill Coan, President of ITEC Entertainment. “His expertise and understanding of ITEC best practices are a tremendous asset and will enable him to bring value to our clients beginning on day one.”

Along with his nearly 30-year tenure at Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Imagineering in project management positions, Peter has held leadership roles with Hill International where he directed projects for Dubai Parks and Resort and Resorts World Sentosa where he led projects for Universal Studios Singapore.

Rahill’s experience with ITEC Entertainment began with projects that included Happyland in 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Universal Studios Singapore. His new role will leverage his 
in-country experience as he embarks upon multiple projects based in Vietnam. 

Peter holds a Business Administration degree from the Florida Technological University, now known as the University of Central Florida.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

ITEC ENTERTAINMENT HIRES RODOLFO MARTUCCI AS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 21, 2017) – ITEC Entertainment Corporation, the industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces the addition of award-winning architectural designer, Rodolfo Martucci to the team. Rodolfo brings cross-disciplinary expertise in the areas of conceptual and facilities design during his more than 20 years of experience to the position.

“At the cornerstone of ITEC Entertainment’s culture is our relentless focus on creativity and quality,” said Bill Coan, President and CEO of ITEC Entertainment. “Rodolfo’s talents and passion align with those values and expand our capabilities.”

Prior to joining ITEC Entertainment, Martucci served as senior architectural designer for Romero, VanRell, Jeng & Associates where he led architectural efforts for large scale theme parks, water parks, leisure, and entertainment projects. He earlier served as Lead Project Designer for Ginn Company and responsible for large and upscale residential and hospitality projects.

Fluent in interpreting international motifs, Martucci’s portfolio includes international projects in Argentina, Italy, the Bahamas and China where he worked on Wanda Group’s Theme park at Wuxi, Happy Valley Tianjin and Huayi Brothers Movie World at Suzhou.


Rodolfo Martucci was also the founder and principal of his own architecture firm in Argentina and has been awarded First Prize recognition by The Central Society of Architects of Buenos Aires and The International Center for the Conservation of the Architectural Treasures among other notable industry organizations.