Bob Gault Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Orlando President and Chief Operating Officer Robert K. (Bob) Gault, Jr., who was named to this current position on an interim basis in November 2001, will continue in this position permanently, it was announced today by Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Studios Recreations Group. Prior to this current position, Gault was executive vice president, operations planning at Universal's world-wide theme parks. Gault joined Universal in 1993 after 28 years with Sea World and Busch Entertainment. He was head of the Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as CityWalk operations and the Universal City Cinema management in California prior to serving as executive vice president of Universal Studios Japan from October 1996 to July 2001. "With over 35 years in this industry, Bob is one of the most knowledgeable and respected executives in the theme park business," Williams said. "Bob's talent and experience contributed mightily to the record-breaking opening of Universal Studios Japan. He has already made invaluable contributions to our growing Universal Orlando theme parks resort and we're very pleased that his leadership and talents will continue to do so." Gault was among the first employees of Sea World of San Diego, joining the theme park in its inaugural 1964 season. Starting as an operations host, he subsequently held CEO posts at Sea World of California, Sea World of Ohio and Sea World of Florida. He also served as Corporate Vice President of Operations for the Anheuser-Busch Entertainment Corporation. The Universal Orlando resort destination (www.universalorlando.com) includes two dramatically distinct and adjacent theme parks, the Universal Studios motion picture and television theme park and Islands of Adventure, Orlando's next generation theme park. Universal Orlando also includes CityWalk, a 30-acre dining, shopping, club and live-entertainment venue as well as premier on-site Loews hotels and world-class film and television production facilities. Universal Orlando is a unit of Universal Studios, a part of CANAL+, the TV and Film division of Vivendi Universal, a global leader in media and communications. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X74316659
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