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ABOUT US

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At the core of CAVU is passion, talent and experience. An engineering team that has broken the barrier time and time again and created incredible success for our clients. The best minds in the industry are here with CAVU, ready to see the future and create the next big attraction. Let us bring the exceptional—and the unexpected—to your project

EXECUTIVE TEAM

PETER SCHNABEL

CEO

Peter has continuously been at the forefront of innovation in the attractions business. He’s not just ahead of trends; he’s crafting the future of the industry. He has sold and managed the development of virtually every type of ride for amusement parks — often being the first to see into the future, conceiving new designs and manufacturing processes. Drawing on more than 40 years in the amusement industry, Peter offers clients unparalleled knowledge of attraction design, manufacturing and installation.

KEN YAO

President & CFO

As President, Ken is responsible for executing CAVU’s strategic plan and actively oversees CAVU’s global divisions to ensure all strategic goals are met or exceeded. He manages all budgets and ensures resources are properly allocated. Ken has in depth knowledge of corporate governance and guides CAVU in the direction of general management best practices. Ken enforces adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics. He ensures departments meet their individual goals and are responsible for overall accountability to shareholders.

BRIAN O'FLYNN

General Manager & Programme Director

Brian is a strong executive leader with over 30 years of engineering and operations experience. He held senior engineering roles in Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing where he was responsible for the fabrication of major wing segments of wide-bodied aircraft and engineering data analysis for new helicopter systems. At Energid Technologies, he led and managed software development teams producing Virtual Reality (VR) products used in training environments. At CAVU, Brian oversees operations in the North American market and leads design-build-install projects as Programme Director.

MARK STEPANIAN

Vice President of Innovation & Engineering

Mark has extensive experience on the engineering and project management side of large scale roller coaster projects from $5 million to $32 million. Mark has a strong insight into the identification, prioritization, and solution generation of technical and business issues across several concurrent projects. He has been a key player in the successful integration of main attraction components such as the ride vehicles, track and structure, and controls systems along with the planning and management of human capital such as scheduling, resource allocation, and customer service.

WOODY MING ZHANG

VP of Asia Business Development

In his role as VP of Asia Business Development, Woody assesses new opportunities and contributes to CAVU’s strategic direction with a focus on the Asia market. Woody has extensive expertise in advanced control systems and multimedia technology in the themed entertainment industry. As a dynamic, creative leader, Woody is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with our clients, and partners and positioning CAVU as part of their team to drive success.

HAN XIAO

Director of Global Operations

Before joining CAVU, Han Xiao worked with Procter & Gamble. She has over ten years of operations management experience, and managed a number of complex projects involving cross border collaboration, government engagement, event organization etc. Her experience with a consumer goods company brings extensive knowledge of customer behaviour and brand building strategies, which are valuable assets for CAVU’s amusement business. Han Xiao oversees CAVU’s overall operations to ensure the company’s organizational efficiency.

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