Randy Printz is an experienced themed entertainment executive with over 30 years in the industry. He has held leadership positions in manufacturing and production, and project management. He has managed projects of all levels from attractions, to “lands”, and Full Gate Theme Parks, ranging in value from hundreds of thousands of dollars to $1.8 Billion. He has developed and implemented the organization, policies, procedures, and staff necessary to execute major themed entertainment and resort projects. He has assembled and managed teams of over 400 people.
Randy joined Walt Disney Imagineering in 1979 as an Economic Planner responsible for developing controls systems to manage the unparalleled simultaneous requirements of Epcot Center and Tokyo Disneyland. In 1981, he became a principal assistant to the Project Director for Epcot Center. He relocated to Florida in 1982 to oversee the completion of construction and installation, and turnover to Operations. From 1982 to 1986, Randy managed a wide range of small projects including new monorail trains for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
In 1985, Randy became Executive Project Director for the Disney∙MGM Studios. He managed that project from concept, to opening. He managed the relationship with the project’s Design/Builder, Bechtel Civil. He played an integral role not only in theme park elements, but also the working film/television studio as well. He relocated to Florida and oversaw all construction and installation efforts.
Returning to California in 1989, Randy was promoted to Project Vice President responsible for a wide range of projects including Mickey’s ToonTown and Indiana Jones at Disneyland. He also oversaw the concept development, feasibility analysis, and financial reviews for five proposed theme parks to be located in the United States and Western Europe.
In 1994, he was recruited to join Universal Studios as Vice President and Project Executive for the $1 Billion Islands of Adventure theme park. He managed that project from concept to opening. In 1996, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and added the CityWalk Orlando, the 21,000 space parking structures, and the infrastructure for all the Universal Orlando Resort to his responsibilities. He managed these efforts to their successful opening in 1999. Returning to California, he provided executive management oversight for the Universal Studios Japan project.
In 2000, he joined ValleyCrest the world’s largest landscaping and site beautification contractor. He managed ValleyCrest’s work on large complex resort, and design/build projects including the Aladdin Hotel and Casino, Bacara Resort and Spa, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel.
Before founding Themed Development Management, Randy was Senior Vice President, Design & Construction for the KOR Realty Group. In this role he was responsible to oversee all design and construction for KOR’s Los Angeles residential and international resort development programs. In this role, Randy oversaw the role out of the Viceroy and Tides brands of luxury resort hotels and residences in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.
At TDM, Randy has also consulted for major clients on themed entertainment and resort projects. Thes projects include a major resort with over 1,300 hotel rooms planned for Dubai, UAE, domestic and international hotels and resorts, major attractions and theme and water parks. Recently, Randy led a multi-disciplinary team in developing concepts and validating their feasibility for a well known domestic attraction. This effort included developing a concept and program to completely re-position this major attraction into a destination resort, validating the concept with market research, and playing a significant role in obtaining the requisite entitlements. TDM prepared detailed development strategies, schedules and budgets for this proposed $1 billion project.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Systems Management from the University of Southern California.