Viacom adds responsibilities for Paramount Parks executive

Posted Monday, November 8, 2004 11:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Viacom announced today that Tim Fisher will have expanded responsibilities as executive vice president of Parks, Viacom Recreation. In this capacity, Mr. Fisher will have reporting responsibility for the operations of the company’s domestic and international theme parks, as well as Paramount Parks’ resale, creative and production divisions. Mr. Fisher’s theme park career spans almost 30 years. He started as a rides associate at Paramount’s Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C in 1975. He progressed through a number of management and executive-level positions at theme parks in Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Santa Clara, Calif.; and Sydney, Australia. He also served as the executive producer of STAR TREK: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, a $70-million location-based entertainment collaboration between Paramount Parks and Hilton Hotels. Most recently, Mr. Fisher was the executive vice president and general manager of Paramount’s Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C. He also managed and coordinated the field activities related to park operations, construction/maintenance and new product engineering and production for all Paramount Parks divisions.

Monday, November 8, 2004 12:18 PM
beast7369's avatar Congratulations Tim!
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Monday, November 8, 2004 5:57 PM
nice to see a person that knows the parks is in this position. It may make a drastic difference in what happens, and doesn't happen in the parks!

SAM

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Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:40 PM
Bob White will be taking over the GM position at Carowinds. I was told he worked at PKI and most recently PGA. The change appears to be welcomed after talking with some PCWi "insiders". Fisher had gained a reputation when he let go over 50 long term employees (article made the local news), and the more recent incident when he created a new policy back in early summer that no Carowinds employee could remain in the park after their shift. That also made the local news. Yeh, news can be slow in Charlotte sometimes but this new little policy really caused a stir it seemed. Anyway, I am glad Fisher got his promotion but for the better of Carowinds, i am glad he is gone.
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Sunday, November 14, 2004 7:54 PM
I agree.
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