Media Contacts: Lisa Junkerman, LisaJ@ITEC.com +1.407.252.3983
or Jimmy Wojtila, JimmyW@itec.com
Projects Increase in the U.S., Norway, Dubai, China, Indonesia, Korea
ORLANDO, Fla. (September 23, 2014) –
ITEC Entertainment Corporation, the industry leader of award-winning entertainment solutions announces the addition of seven new employees to be based out of the company’s Central Florida headquarters. Building on the momentum that has earned ITEC Entertainment Corporation continued international growth and support for Universal Orlando’s latest creation, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, ITEC continues to invest in resources that will advance business opportunities at home and abroad.
“Guest expectations in the entertainment world have changed dramatically over the past several years and ITEC continues to transform to exceed them,” said ITEC President and CEO, Bill Coan. “The engineering, technology and project management implications required of projects of such magnitude must be fully integrated to create the most mind-blowing experiences imaginable – and that is exactly ITEC’s specialty.” New talent will increase ITEC’s capabilities in those areas as follows:
Joel Biske is a designer and illustrator with nearly two decades of experience in the gaming and entertainment industries. Joel has worked for notable brands such as Walt Disney Animation Studios, FX Design Group, Falcon’s Tree House and international gaming firm, FASA Corporation. Joel studied at Chicago’s American Academy of Art under the direction of artists such as Irving Shapiro, Bill Parks and Dennis Dzielak, where he received an associate of arts degree in illustration. Joel will assume the role of Designer at ITEC.
Lindsey Pritchett joins ITEC in the role of Project and Marketing Coordinator after gaining experience as an intern in the marketing departments of retailer, Bass Pro Shop, cable industry research firm, CTAM and international cargo shipper, V. Alexander. Lindsey has a bachelor of science degree with a major in marketing and minor in communications from Florida State University. Her dual, project coordinator and marketing roles at ITEC will encompass account management support, website development, social media, and various facets of marketing and marketing communications.
Shelly Smith grew up in the entertainment business with parents who both worked for Walt Disney World, inspiring her to do the same and gain experience in the service side of the business. As Designer at ITEC, Shelly will combine her attraction design, illustration and visual development expertise acquired through prior employment at Falcon’s Treehouse and her education. Shelly has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and computer animation from the Ringling College of Art and Design.
Rodger Tisher brings nearly twenty years of engineering, technology and project management experience to ITEC and assumes the role of Project Manager. His former employment includes leadership roles with Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman, ITT Exelis – Geospatial Systems, L3 Communications, and Universal Parks and Resorts where he oversaw project technical teams during design, development, integration, testing, and commissioning phases to ensure smooth rollouts and transition to clients. Rodger’s multidisciplinary experience combines with an education that includes a master of engineering manufacturing systems engineering (MEMS) degree from Oklahoma State University, a master’s in business administration from Webster University, and a bachelor of science mechanical engineering (BSME) degree from University of Oklahoma.
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.