Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has promoted Richard A. Zimmerman to both President and Chief Operating Officer. The President title was most recently held by Matt Ouimet, who is also the company's Chief Executive Officer.
"This promotion is an acknowledgement of the significant role Richard has played in the success of Cedar Fair," said Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's chief executive officer. "He is one of the most talented senior executives I have ever worked with. His deep understanding of the industry, our operations and our business model has enabled him to positively impact every meaningful decision we have made over the past five years. His role as President and Chief Operating Officer will be to bridge strategy into execution – sorting to the things that will have the biggest operational impact and turning good ideas into operational reality."
Mr. Zimmerman has been with Cedar Fair for many years now, holding positions such as Executive Vice President, Regional Vice President and also the General Manager of Kings Dominion for several years. His total experience in the amusement industry stretches over 20 years. With the company continuing to expand its current offerings there is no doubt that Mr. Zimmerman will continue to be quite busy - many congratulations to him!