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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ITEC Entertainment Expands Creative Team with New Hire Bradley Caruk

ITEC Entertainment Corporation, the industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that Bradley Caruk has joined the company as Creative Director. In this position, he will conceptualize new entertainment designs while leading creative teams to forge multidisciplinary innovations for clients.

The staff expansion will boost ITEC’s creative capacity while strengthening resources to produce new captivating audience experiences involving mixed media platforms.

“Brad’s abilities to blend leading-edge design with emerging show technologies represent the skills we look for in our designers,” said Bill Coan, President and CEO of ITEC Entertainment. “Those talents ensure we remain at the forefront to deliver the most immersive experiences imaginable.”

A creative professional for more than 25 years, Caruk’s portfolio includes work for Walt Disney Imagineering, WDPR Creative Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Paramount Studios. His experience spans across additional industry sectors and clients including Microsoft, Lexus, LancĂ´me, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Tropicana, Dell, Burger King, 3M, Honda, Splash Mountain, Museum of Man and Nature. Bradley is also the inventor and creative behind in-tunnel subway entertainment technologies around the globe.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Industry Veteran Seth Foster Joins ITEC Entertainment as Senior Project Manager

ITEC Entertainment Corporation, the industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces that Seth Foster has joined the company as Senior Project Manager. In this position, he will help lead ITEC’s global team of designers, planners, and technologists throughout the development and construction of the company’s entertainment-based projects.

“Seth is a widely respected, seasoned executive of the themed entertainment industry,” said Bill Coan, President and CEO of ITEC Entertainment. “His depth of experience will deliver confidence and peace of mind to ITEC clients and build upon our heritage of excellence.”
Before joining ITEC Entertainment, Seth held a number of positions with prominent firms such as Universal Creative where he was Senior Show Producer and Whitewater West Attractions where he was Vice President of Business Development. Additional appointments include serving in senior leadership roles for The Walt Disney Studios, Sesame Workshop/Children’s Television Workshop, and UK-based Thomson Entertainment, among a number of other confidential, creative assignments.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Middle East theme-park boom is boon for area design firms

Thank you to Orlando Sentinel's Sandra Pedicini for covering the latest in themed entertainment industry trends. ITEC Executive Vice President, Jeff Jensen shared insights that are featured today's Central Florida Business.
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The Faces of Orlando: ITEC Entertainment Corporation

ITEC Entertainment is proud to be based in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world and top tourist destination. And, we are equally as thrilled to be among the Faces of Orlando in this month's Orlando Magazine!
Legend has it that in order to bring a wizard to life, you have to apply the right mix of arts and sciences with a dose of spellbinding fascination and technical genius. At ITEC Entertainment's inception, in 1985, the commercial business of themed entertainment was still in its earliest stages. Drawing much of its principal talent and culture from Walt Disney Imagineering, ITEC pioneered a new era in the international themed entertainment industry.

Today, ITEC Entertainment has business relationships in over 25 countries and its work touches hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A pedigree of international client brands has helped ITEC Entertainment become the one-stop provider of choice for comprehensive entertainment solutions that include the design and production of projects spanning: theme parks; rides and shows; cultural attractions; resorts and mixed-use; themed dining; entertainment centers; and themed retail.

ITEC's role begins with the development of entire theme park master plans and carries through to the creation of rides and shows and on to the unique technologies that help to bring them to life.

Current projects include new park plans in Korea, China, Vietnam, Dubai and Norway and two recently opened attractions in Wuhan, China. ITEC also has a joint venture Company in Shanghai, China, currently manned by a number of full-time ITEC staff transferred from Orlando.

Here in Central Florida, ITEC Entertainment has maintained a longstanding relationship with Universal Studios, recently completing its 50th project for the entertainment provider.