CEO excited about Cedar Point's future

Zimmerman said he plans to provide an even deeper, broader, high-quality experience that resonates with guests to keeps them coming back.


Monday, May 7, 2018 9:30 AM


Richard Zimmerman succeeded Matt Ouimet on January 1 as chief executive officer of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. A 30-year veteran of the entertainment/leisure industry, he began at Paramount Communications, starting on the financial side then moving to the amusement parks division and becoming general manager of Kings Dominion in 1998.

Ouimet had a clear vision when he became CEO in 2012 — to connect families, bring them to Cedar Fair’s parks and make them “laugh and smile.”

Mr. Zimmerman said he still believes strongly in that business model.

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