Sally Corp. president Howard Kelley retires

Posted Friday, December 28, 2007 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Sally Corp. President Howard Kelley is retiring after a 22-year ride with the Jacksonville amusement park ride manufacturer. Kelley helped take the company from one primarily involved in animatronic shows, such as those found at Chuck E. Cheese, to an international builder of interactive dark rides. A successor has yet to be named.

Read more from The Jacksonville Business Journal.

Friday, December 28, 2007 12:36 PM
Freakin' GENIUS. Basically "invented" a market...for a ride that truly IS "fun for all ages". Thanks for everything Mr. Kelley! :)
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Friday, December 28, 2007 2:24 PM
^Very true Gator.

I just wish Shapiro would get on board with this company and start building more of these dark rides in the SF parks. They scream FAMILY!!!

Never knew the animatronics for the Chuck E Cheese characters on the stages were done by Sally. You learn something new everyday.

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Friday, December 28, 2007 4:56 PM
It is a bit odd that Shapiro has ignored Sally and has turned to building coasters again.

I do wish that Sally in NOLA (my personal fav) had of been saved.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:09 AM
Big freakin whoop. One more on the golf course on a daily basis.
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Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:51 AM
Wow, who pissed in your Cheerios? He's a significant player in the industry, and ran the company that is frankly the only significant player for a particular product.
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Monday, December 31, 2007 11:42 PM
I will tell you one day.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:14 AM
If you're going to call people out, just do it in public. I can't stand that back-room passive-aggressive dogging nonsense.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008 8:43 PM
Okay, they welched on a major deal to re-locate a darkride, and several parties got the screw. Happy. Its okay, since they have nice competition in 2-3 years.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 2:25 PM
Sally NEVER created those animatronic shows for Chuck E. Cheese. They worded that article incorrectly. Look at this article, and you will see what they meant.

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2007/10/29/story4.html

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