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Six Flags Names New CEO & President

Six Flags Names New CEO & President
NORTH AMERICA–Six Flags Entertainment’s board of directors has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson to serve as the company’s new chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Jim Reid-Anderson will replace John Duffey, who recently retired from the company.

NORTH AMERICA–Six Flags Entertainment’s board of directors has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson to serve as the company’s new chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

He will replace John Duffey, who recently retired from the company.

Reid-Anderson, who has been serving as executive chairman of the company since February 2016, formerly served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Six Flags from August 2010 through February 2016. During his tenure, the company set a new strategic direction, achieved all-time high guest and employee satisfaction ratings and significant operational improvements.

Prior to Six Flags, Reid-Anderson served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dade Behring, a manufacturer and distributor of medical diagnostics equipment and supplies.

“Six Flags is the leading regional theme park company in an extremely attractive industry, and we have significant global growth opportunities in the short, medium and long term," says Reid-Anderson. “I am very proud and excited to rejoin the operating team and look forward to executing our business strategy. We have had seven record years in a row and I believe that the best is yet to come. I do want to wish John all the very best for the future and to thank him for his major contributions during his excellent tenure with the company, including his time as president and CEO."

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