IAAPA, the international association for the attractions industry, has elected five new board members for 2022.

The board made the decision during its meeting in Barcelona, Spain on September 25.

Among the newly appointed members of the board is Wuthichai Luangamornlert, ICAE, who has been elected as second vice chair.

Wuthichai Luangamornlert is managing director of Siam Park Bangkok Co. Ltd, operators of the largest water and amusement park in Bangkok.

Luangamornlert will lead the IAAPA as chair of the board in 2024, serving first as vice chair of the association in 2023.

Greg Hale, chairman of the IAAPA Governance Committee and vice president and chief safety officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, commented on the appointment:

“Wuthichai has grown up in attractions industry. He attended his first IAAPA trade show with his father in the mid-1980s and has been involved in the business and IAAPA ever since.

“Wuthichai brings tremendous experience, expertise, and a unique perspective to this leadership role at IAAPA, and I know he will ensure the association provides the events, products, and services needed to help our industry fully recover from the global pandemic and thrive,” Hale continued.

Also elected on the board of directors in 2022 is Corrine Brindley, corporate vice president, state affairs, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, US, Bonnie Weber, senior vice president of park operations, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, US, Har Kupers, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, Netherlands and John McReynolds, senior vice president, external affairs, Universal Parks & Resorts, US.