AIMS International (Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International) has announced the appointment of Karen Oertley as Executive Director.
Commenting on the announcement, Roger Berry, President of AIMS International Board of Directors, said, “Karen brings wealth of industry knowledge and relationships along with a strong business background to AIMS. On behalf of the entire board of directors, we are thrilled to have her at the helm.”
With 30 years of industry experience, Oertley was most recently Director of Marketing for Hopkins Rides. In addition she has held marketing and communications responsibilities for WhiteWater as well as Publisher and Editor in Chief of Amusement Business.
Oertley will have overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the association.
“I am more than honored and very excited about this opportunity, ” said Oertley. “I have the utmost respect for AIMS International and its mission to improve safety, which is essential to the entire industry. I see tremendous potential for the future of the organization and I look forward to working with our board to accomplish great things!”