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.