Rolf Paegert has been the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jacksonville/Florida-based manufacturer Sally Dark Rides since January of this year, as the provider of family-friendly attractions recently announced. As part of the leadership team realignment and accompanying organizational restructuring, company founder and longtime leader John Wood has been named President of Sally Dark Rides. In parallel, Wood will continue to serve as the company’s Chairman of the Board.
“Rolf is a terrific complement to our organization and the culture we’ve created,” says John Wood, President & Chairman. “Hist vast experience as a multi-park operator gives him a unique perspective when discussing the value of adding a Sally attraction to a park. Our team has more than embraced his organizational style and initiatives. I couldn’t be more pleased about our future outlook.”
Previously, Rolf Paegert served as the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), responsible for improving customer relations, quality, service, and organizational profitability. Prior to joining Sally, the studied business economist served as COO of the U.S. division of the Spanish Parques Reunidos group, with responsibility for strategic planning and operations of 22 parks, among other responsibilities. Prior to that, he worked as Corporate Vice President of Theme Parks and Capital Management at Palace Entertainment, among other positions. As CEO of Sally Dark Rides, Paegert will continue to implement the company’s vision, mission and strategy while leading and developing other executive leaders within the organization. (eap)