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Fountain People, Inc. Combines Groups in Internal Restructuring


Industry leader merges its Shows Systems and Architectural Fountain divisions under single brand and promotes Polk to Executive Vice President

Related: Fountain People, Inc Company Profile

Fountain People, Inc., an undisputed leader in the fountain, aquatic play and themed entertainment industries, has combined its Shows Systems and Architectural Fountain groups in an internal restructuring designed to unify the company’s capabilities and talents. All water effect and water feature products will now be marketed under the Fountain People brand.

“This restructuring will allow us to keep pace with our expanding markets, and enable us to address needs at every level – from designing and manufacturing traditional fountains to the most sophisticated and innovative fountains imaginable, ” said Jerry Elbel, president of Fountain People, Inc. “We will continue to provide our customers with the industry’s highest quality products and design support services to ensure the successful completion of their water feature installations.”

John Polk, Fountain People, Inc.’s Vice President and Manager of Show Systems, has been promoted to Executive Vice President in this transition. In his new role, Polk will be consolidating the dynamic themed entertainment skills of the Show Systems team with decades of experience in the Fountain Design group.

“With 30 years of experience in water features, special effects and lighting – 10 of which were with Walt Disney Imagineering – John has been a valuable asset to our company and will take on an instrumental role in bringing this combined source of talent to the industry, ” Elbel said.

In existence for nearly a quarter century, Fountain People, Inc. takes pride in its “Total Services Approach” to water feature design. The new reorganization will further enhance the company’s ability to provide clients with a complete package of products and services previously unavailable from a single source. Fountain People, Inc.’s Water Odyssey™, an innovator of water park design and spray parks, will maintain its unique branding and continue to provide high quality, creative aquatic play equipment. For more information, visit or

About Fountain People, Inc.
Fountain People, Inc. was founded in 1987 in San Marcos, Texas, by three employees in a leased 3, 000 square foot building. Less than a quarter century later, the company has grown to employ more than 90 people in a 60, 000 square foot manufacturing and design facility located on its own 10 acre property. Creating compelling experiences through story, water, light and motion, Fountain People, Inc. has become the country’s leading – and largest – designer and manufacturer of custom water features, components, and aquatic playground equipment. For more information, visit

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