SUNRISE, Fla., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pelion, a premier indoor entertainment destination to be located adjacent to Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Florida - and featuring the largest indoor ski trails in the world, has named Richard Skelly as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Skelly will be responsible for all the financial aspects of the company including accounting, treasury, forecasting, information technology, etc. Skelly has more than 27 years of experience in the financial arena transcending various industries that include banking, retail grocery stores, retail office specialty stores and long term care companies.
Prior to joining Pelion, Skelly served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Golden Living formerly Beverly Enterprises (NYSE: BEV), where he lead a 400-person Finance Organization: accounting, strategic planning, treasury, information technology, procurement, billing/accounts receivable, risk management, real estate transactions, financial analysis and mergers/acquisitions. Previously, as Senior Vice President, Treasurer of OfficeMax, Skelly was responsible for payroll, risk management, real estate operations, corporate finance, capital markets, bank relations and treasury operations. While at The Grand Union Company, he served as Treasurer and Acting Chief Financial Officer – and was responsible for several key accounting/finance functions including corporate finance & treasury, financial planning & budgeting, accounting, information technology and risk management.
Pelion is an iconic fully enclosed indoor snow entertainment destination featuring ski runs twice the size of Ski Dubai and an immersive theme park experience featuring winter sports and related activities with real snow and ice for thrill seekers, adventurers and families seeking to participate in fun-filled activities year round. Within the iceberg shaped structure, Pelion patrons will discover a winter wonderland of indoor skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, sledding, electric snowmobiling, ice skating, half-pipe, moguls, ice wall climbing and more. All of the Pelion Sunrise activities are within a controlled climate of 31 degrees F.
As a complete vacation destination, there is another side of Pelion Sunrise available at comfortable room temperatures. Experience the largest indoor skate park in America that features racing in high-performance electric race karts as well as thrill rides, virtual reality 4D simulations, climbing wall maze, laser tag, paintball and other extreme activities. There will be an exhaustive and amazing array of activities to do at Pelion, which will satisfy all age groups.
Pelion is committed to being an environmentally friendly partner with the Sunrise, Florida community, a responsible steward of ecology and a leader for a greener tomorrow. Pelion designs will use natural gas to power all of energy needs as well as making real snow.
Bringing approximately 3,000 construction jobs to Sunrise and sustaining a permanent workforce of 2,000 jobs throughout operations, Pelion will become a significant source of economic growth for the City of Sunrise, Broward County and the State of Florida. For more information on Pelion Sunrise, visit www.PelionSunrise.com; Follow us on Twitter: @PelionSunrise and Find us on Facebook: Pelion Sunrise.
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