PTC's Tom Rebbie acquires 100% ownership of company

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:51 AM | Contributed by RideMan

According to Amusement Today, PTC President/CEO Tom Rebbie has acquired 100% ownership of the company from his partner, Bill Dauphinee.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:03 AM
I had no idea Bill Dauphinee was still involved with PTC.
Thursday, March 29, 2007 12:53 PM
He was the co-owner of PTC until just a few days ago.

I expect that there will be another announcement in the industry related to this news item in the not too distant future. I don't know what, but I have some ideas...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:38 PM
AND WE EXPECT IMPROVMENT HOW? The Co's last twenty years are indications of nothing but living on a hundred year old design while ruining that experience in the process.

*** This post was edited by Charles Nungester 3/29/2007 2:39:57 PM ***

Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:29 PM
How many PTC trains do you maintain to form that opinion?
Friday, March 30, 2007 9:54 AM
I see no evidence they are any more dependable than they were 50 years ago. Thats not what my conclusion is based on.

Some of the detractions are safety oriented like putting diamond plate on stained running boards instead of some sand added urethane ruins a beautiful surface. Extra wide dividers. High backs and straight sideboards.

Some are PTC's doing, Some aftermarket. Sorry but when I ride on Skyliner, Thats a real PTC. Everything since has been REDUCED QUALITY as far as rider comfort and experience.


Friday, March 30, 2007 11:39 AM
I'd like to hear more of your complaints. It's more expensive to maintain the sandy surface in the long run. Maybe parks don't want that.

And you can't even tell me that the single buzz bar with no seat divider thing of days past was ever a good idea. People are idiots, and that's easy to get out of.

I find even new PTC's like those on The Voyage, to be comfortable and top notch.

Friday, March 30, 2007 11:50 AM
Voyage I probably wouldn't want to ride dividerless. Yeah, Its too much work to maintain a nice thing and I find ratchets far easier to defeat than buzz bars. Hell they pop open on their own sometimes.

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