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Instructor Name: John Riggleman
Company: Universal Parks and Resorts
Bio: I have worked 38 years in the theme park industry.  I worked 5 years seasonally in Cedar Point and Busch Gardens Williamsburg advancing to Area Supervision roles in both.  My full-time career began at Cedar Point as the Ride Operations Manager.   I moved on to Water Country USA as Director of Operations followed by the same role at Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun.  I then joined the Islands of Adventure project team and later became the Manager of Ride and Show Operations and then Assistant Director of Operations.  I moved to SeaWorld Orlando as the Director of Operations and was later promoted to Senior Director of Operations.  In this role I worked on projects with all Busch parks while maintaining my duties at SeaWorld Orlando.  I then accepted a promotion to Vice President of Operations of Operations, Safety & Security at Hard Rock Park.  When the park closed, I joined the PARC Management team as General Manager of Elitch Gardens - Denver and later Wild Waves - Seattle. In August of 2011, I joined the Disney team at Epcot as the Safety Services Manager supporting the Attractions and Custodial Line of Business. I have two bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Medical Technology and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting.  I am also the chairman of F24.40 – Operations in ASTM, a member of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Theme Park Advisory Board and a member of the AIMS Education committee. body { background: #FFF; } body { background: #FFF; } body { background: #FFF; }
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