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Alcorn McBride promotes Scott Harkless to Chief Innovation Officer

Alcorn McBride promotes Scott Harkless to Chief Innovation Officer

Leaders in show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, Alcorn McBride, has announced the promotion of Scott Harkless to Chief Innovation Officer.

In his new role, Harkless liases between clients and engineers to develop the most appropriate and creatively innovative technology solutions.

“I appreciate the challenge of making things that are not only functional, but also elegant and intuitive enough for anyone to use,” he says.

Alcorn McBride promotes Scott Harkless to Chief Innovation Officer

Harkless has been at the heart of the themed entertainment industry for over 16 years. He is experienced in product development, system commissioning, client training, marketing and sales. Skilled in electronic design and creative problem solving, he has been instrumental in creating the products used in many of the world’s most popular attractions.

“Scott’s new title reflects his passion for working with customers to develop what they’ll need in the future, as well as ensure that current products have the features they require,” explains company founder, Steve Alcorn.

Conceiving new products that meet clients’ needs

Scott Harkless joined Alcorn McBride as an engineer 15 years ago. Prior to that, he spent three years as an Electronic Technician and Engineering Associate with COSI (Centre of Science & Industry) and COSI Studio in Columbus.

“Scott will continue to have a lot of responsibility for coordinating sales and support staff. But, he’ll be spending more time on his true love of conceiving new products that conform to customers’ needs,” adds Alcorn.

Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is renowned worldwide for innovations in show control, audio and video equipment. The company is also a fast-growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications.

Alcorn McBride’s products consistently prove a popular choice with operators and users alike for their intuitive controls and durable, zero maintenance design.

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Charles Read

Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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