Exciting new position for the designer of rides and animal habitats across the globe
(St. Louis, MO – July 15, 2014) – PGAV Destinations Senior Attraction Designer Jim Wible has been promoted to Director of Attraction Development at the St. Louis-based design firm.
In his new position, Mr. Wible will focus on design leadership, mentoring developing attraction designers, and sculpting PGAV’s overall design processes.
“The most exciting thing for me is the chance to lead bigger teams through the development of the newest, most incredible projects,” said Wible. “Attractions are only as good as the team behind them, and I have the humble honor of getting to work with – and now lead – an incredible variety of creative, talented people here at PGAV.” Wible stated that he’s most looking forward to mentoring other designers in attraction design, strategy, presentation skills, and the “PGAV Way” of design: far beyond architects, but creating amazing places for people to go and fall in love with.
Having worked with PGAV for 27 years, Wible’s work has taken him around the globe from Singapore to Hong Kong, Dubai to Germany. “My vision for numerous attractions has been shaped by travelling all over the world,” said Wible. The industry-leading attraction designer has played a key role throughout all three SeaWorlds, both Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove. His creativity, strategy, and artistry can also be experienced at Universal Studios, the Georgia Aquarium, National Aviary, Niagara Falls, and most recently the master plan for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“Jim is well known throughout PGAV – and the industry – as someone with beautiful drawing skills, a high level of energy and passion, and as a designer who’s always advocating for the guest,” said Mike Konzen, PGAV Destinations Chair and Principal. “The excitement for the craft and talent he embodies will continue to be contagious to those he leads.”
Jim is a graduate of Basic and Advanced Individual Training and Non-Commissioned Officers School for the US Army and holds a BS in Industrial Design from Kent State University. Jim remains a steadfast member of IAAPA, the TEA, and Toastmasters International and lives in Imperial, MO in the home he designed and built.
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PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now in its fifth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.
PGAV’s key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the St. Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks. www.PGAVDestinations.com