AIMS International welcomes new board members, officers

AIMS International is excited to welcome David Bromilow as its new board president effective April 1. Bromilow is a mechanical engineer with 45 years of experience in amusement industry operations, maintenance and inspection.  His current role is global director parks and attractions for Mobaro. Bromilow is also a member of the IAAPA EMEA Safety Committee, the IAAPA Global Safety Committee and ASTM Committee F24. He replaces Tony Claassen of Silver Dollar City, who served as board president since April 2020. Classen will remain on the executive committee. 

AIMS also welcomes Patrick Hoffman, president and owner of The Hoffman Consulting Group to the vice president position. He has spent 54 years working in the amusement industry; the last seven in his current role. In addition to being one of the founding members of AIMS International and serving on the board for 12 years, he has been its president twice in the past. Hoffman is a member of IAAPA, AIMS, ASTM Committee F24, IALDA and OABA.  He holds an AIMS Maintenance Level II certification and an AIMS Operations Level II certification.  

AIMS and the board would like to thank Claassen for his leadership and unwavering support over the past two years. Taking office in April 2020, Claassen led the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, was instrumental in the organizations shift to a virtual seminar in 2021, and its return to Galveston, Texas, in 2022. 

Timo Klaus, KumbaK – The Amusement Engineers, will remain the organization’s treasurer, a position he has held for the past two years.

AIMS International and its board of directors would also like to welcome Hugo Loyola, Michelle Faulk, and Randall Wilke to the board replacing departing members, George Tso of Ocean Park; Linda Freeman of Rockwell Automation; Rick Achard of Coulter Associates; and Jeff Savelesky of Attraction Solutions. AIMS and the board would like to thank Tso, Freeman, Achard, and Savelesky for their years of service and dedication to the organization. 

Hugo Loyola is the Corporate Process Manager for Diversur Group (Fantasilandia, Happyland) in Santiago, Chile. He has worked for seven years in the amusement industry. His professional memberships include ASTM Committee F24, IAAPA and ACOLAP. He also chairs the AIMS Spanish Language Committee and is the 2021 AIMS International Safety Award winner.

Michelle Faulk, a newcomer to AIMS International, is the Bureau Chief for the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services — Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection. She has been involved in safety in the amusement industry for the past 15 years and is a member of ASTM Committee F24, the Florida Federation of Fairs and AIMS International. 

Randall Wilke, Corporate Director of Public Safety – Security, Safety, Health & Environmental for Six Flags Corporation comes to the AIMS board with 26 years of experience in the amusement industry. Wilke has served for more than 21 years as an AIMS committee member, as well as an instructor at many AIMS International Safety Seminars. He currently volunteers as a committee member and faculty member for the AIMS Academy of Amusement Risk Management, Safety & Security and is a member of IAAPA, ASTM Committee F24, ASIS and WWA.

The new board members have taken office as of April 1. 

AIMS thanks all its board members for their dedication to assisting in its mission to improve safety in the amusement industry through leadership in education.  

This article appears in the  MAY 2022 issue of Amusement Today.
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