George Kalogridis, a 38-year Disney veteran and former Disneyland executive, has been named president of the sprawling Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Replacing Ed Grier, who is retiring from the company, Kalogridis most recently served as chief operating officer for Disneyland Resort Paris. In his new role, Kalogridis will report to Al Weiss, president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

"George is a proven strategic thinker whose operational expertise and strong leadership skills will serve him well in leading the Disneyland Resort," said Weiss. "We are excited to welcome him back to California and look forward to his leadership as we continue to expand and grow this beloved place."