Mr Richard A. Harris
4861 Eureka Ave
Yorba Linda Ca, 92886
I'm a amusment ride Expert with over 40 years experence in amusemet rides.ihave grown up in the outdoor amusement ride business.and i have come to know all aspects of the outdoor amusement Business.
BIO / Resume / CV:
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Eleven years experience as a show/fair manager with lifelong interest in the amusement industry Proven organizational skills that build an event from the ground up Ability to run an event efficiently while lowering costs Special talent for persuasion and problem solving Strong background in safety of fixed amusement rides Ability to see the overall picture from concept through successful completion Hands-on knowledge of virtually all positions within the industry PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Management Planning, developing and implementing of numerous successful Southern California special events. Reorganizing failing events, boosting gate receipts resulting in profits Acting as Liaison between the show/fair/carnival, city departments, committees and school districts Negotiating creative solutions acceptable to both event manager and government entities Generating and maintaining good rapport with media resulting in excellent advertising packages Preparing presentations of event proposals, designs plot plans Industry Expertise Familiarity with the vendors/amusement manufacturers and their products Knowledgeable in all aspects of the manufacturing of rides Firsthand experience with electrical and hydraulic systems used in amusement rides Have written and had published articles on amusement rides and rider safety Have presented training programs to ride operators or rider safety Pyrotechnician able to design/construct pyrotechnic hardware Certificate in surplus line insurance with knowledge of coverage necessary for events EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 1991 - Present Self-employed Amusement Ride Safety Expert 1991 - Present Self-employed Management Consultant, Event Coordinator 1987 - 1991 Road Manager Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 1987 - 1991 Volunteer Fundraiser Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Orange International Street Fair 1982 - 1986 Set Designer/Builder/ Astro Pyrotechnics, Norwalk, CA Pyrotechnician 1977- 1986 Ride Operator Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland EDUCATION AND TRAINING Fullerton Community College Ongoing Certificate Surplus Line Insurance 1996 SELECTION OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES Reprints of Articles Published in: FAIR DEALER Western Fairs Association OABA NEWS Largest Trade Association Publication for the Carnival Industry FUN WORLD I.A.A.P.A. NARSSO National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Organization
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