Sad news this week about the passing of Al Weber, Jr., Ph.D, President and CEO of Apex Parks Group.
A member of the IAAPA board of directors, Al had a long and distinguished career in the amusement park business. This took him from being a ride operator at Coney island Amusement Park in Cincinnati to running both Paramount Parks and Six Flags.
We were lucky enough to speak to Al last year about his over 30 years of experience in the theme park business. He was a warm and generous interviewee.
IAAPA President/CEO Paul Noland said, “We have lost a visionary, an advocate, and a friend. Al was the embodiment of everything that is great about this business, and his impact on our industry will live on for generations to come. On behalf of IAAPA, our Board of Directors, staff, and membership, we send our deepest condolences to Al’s wife Bonnie, Al’s family, and his industry friends, especially his colleagues at Apex Parks Group.”