PGAV Destinations have announced the promotion of senior project manager and attraction designer Jeff Havlik and project manager Diane Lochner to vice president positions.
In their new roles, Havlik and Lochner will provide exceptional leadership in the theme and water park and culture, heritage, and tourism sectors and will work to develop innovative systems that deliver better designs more efficiently for their clients.
Havlik has worked for PGAV Destination for 29 years on projects including including SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Port Aventura and Isla Magica in Spain, Six Flags Great Adventure, and both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Tampa.
Havlik says that his new role will put him in “an ideal position to really help sculpt the culture of the company in the best direction possible and to develop better, long-term relationships with our clients, ”
Lochner’s destination consulting work through the last eight years with PGAV has included SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Cincinnati Museum Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Patriot’s Point in South Carolina.
Lochner says, “It’s really a great opportunity to be a more integral part of PGAV’s future success, and to serve as a role model and mentor for the company’s other destination designers.”
Commenting on the appointments, Mike Konzen, principal and chair at PGAV Destinations, said, “Both Diane and Jeff have been tremendous leaders for a very long time at PGAV. They bring an incredible amount of industry insight, passion, and personality to every single project and client. We know they’ll have an even greater platform from which to benefit our clients and the industry in their new positions.”