Ken Vondriska, Planning & Valuation
Vondriska with Vondriska Leisure Consultants LLC has worked on many past LBA projects. This includes business
valuations of Andretti Thrill Park and Funtown/Spashtown. His past
experience with leisure projects includes South America, Europe, Middle
East, Asia and USA.
He has more than 35 years of experience in the leisure and entertainment
industry. He is Past President of the International Association for the
Leisure and Entertainment Industry and is currently a board member for
the Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International.
Mr. Vondriska entered
the leisure and entertainment industry with Six Flags Magic Mountain
(Valencia, California) in 1974 as a maintenance technician. He advanced
himself through the ranks and, by 1980, supervisor.
In 1980, he was named Manager of Maintenance at Six Flags over
Mid-America (St. Louis, Missouri). During his tenure, he completely
revised and updated the preventative maintenance policies and
procedures for the amusement park's rides and attractions.
In 1984, Mr. Vondriska was named Director of Operations and Maintenance
at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom (Allentown,
He developed new operations and maintenance policies and procedures for
security, personnel, first aid, maintenance, ride/attraction operations
and new construction. He was responsible for design, construction and
operation of a new participatory attraction, Thrills Unlimited, which
included go karts, speed boats and bumper boats.
From 1988 to 1990, he was Vice President of Facilities for International
Theme Park Services (ITPS). Residing in Seoul, Korea, he coordinated the maintenance, safety and operations
programs for Lotte World, a $l.3 billion indoor/outdoor theme park.
After returning from Seoul, and eventually achieving the position of
Chief Operating Officer, He project managed the following new leisure
Kingdom theme park outside of Manila, Philippines.
Hari theme park outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Adventure waterpark in Edinburg, Texas.
Believe Or Not museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.
the past 10 years, Mr. Vondriska has been responsible for the safety,
maintenance and operational inspection audits for the Grupo Magico
amusement and water parks located in Mexico City,
Acapulco and Naulcalpan, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia.
to 2012, Mr. Vondriska was with Essential Services &
Programs as Vice President - Loss Control. During that time, he was
responsible for more than 400 family entertainment centers throughout
the United States insured
under the Sterling & Sterling / IALEI insurance program.
Mr. Vondriska is a member of the American Society of Testing Materials
(ASTM), F-24 committee for amusement device safety; Amusement
Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International (AIMS);
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA);
and, International Association for the Leisure and Entertainment
During the past decade, Mr. Vondriska has performed
safety, maintenance and operations inspections for clients around the
world, including the United States, China, the Philippines, Colombia,
Thailand, Mexico, Brazil,
Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
1999, he was Chairperson of the Safety Committee for the International
Association for the Leisure and Entertainment Industry (IALEI). In
2001, Mr. Vondriska was elected to the IALEI Board of Directors, and in
2003 he was elected as the association’s President. Currently Mr.
Vondriska is Past President and Chairperson of the Safety Committee for
IALEI. In April 2007, Mr. Vondriska was elected to the Board of
Directors of AIMS International.
He can be directly reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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