From a young age, Ernest Yale has been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. He started developing video games in high school and his first game was ranked #1 shareware game by an edition of PC Magazine in 1990.
Yale founded Triotech as his third venture in 1999 and has taken the company from an arcade video game developer to an award-winning designer and manufacturer of media-based digital interactive attractions. The company has more than 400 attractions deployed in more than 70 countries, and over 25 million people experience a Triotech ride each year. Yale is the inspiration behind Triotech’s vision and strategy. He remains intimately involved in the development of new technologies and product design, as well as sales and marketing.
As founder, Yale has been a key contributor in every major project and product that Triotech has created. Those include award-winning simulators like Typhoon and Storm, the XD Theater and the interactive XD Dark Ride (with close to 500 installations) as well as amusement park attractions like Ninjago The Ride (Legoland), Ghostbusters the Ride (Heide Park), Knott’s Berry Tales, The Flyer San Francisco and many others.
Yale is a graduate of Université du Québec in Montréal and has been honored in the very first cohort of ‘The Originals’ to recognize his entrepreneurial success and considerable contribution to the creative and digital entertainment world. Yale is also an active investor and mentor for a dozen tech start-ups in the fields of entertainment and robotics. He’s also an avid photographer and world traveler, having visited close to 100 countries.