Michael Krantz

Title: Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Board of Directors

Company: Adventureland Park

Location: Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA, July 2, 2015, Michael J. Krantz, Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Board of Directors of Adventureland Park, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, achievement and leadership in business development.

Adventureland Park is a family business. Mr. Krantz’s father built the park in the early 1970s. The park started as a dry amusement park and added the full water park in 2008. Mr. Krantz started his career at the age of 12 when he was put into the games department of the park, where he learned money handling and how to be very interactive with both employees and guests.

From a very early age, Mr. Krantz understood the importance of communication and how to gain the respect of others. He played a pivotal role in the water park section of Adventureland Park, which boasts an annual attendance of more than 650,000 visitors. Mr. Krantz excels at directing the vision of new attractions for the park, as well as handling the modification and fine-tuning of new rides. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing and directing construction in the park, planning new construction, considering social trends to add to the experience, maintaining existing structures, finding new ways to utilize buildings that the park currently owns, and managing various sub-managers.

Mr. Krantz attributes his success to having a very strong work ethic. In the coming years, Mr. Krantz plans to continue running Adventureland Park, which has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. With Des Moines seeing a renaissance in young families, Mr. Krantz looks forward to taking the business into the future, and attracting young families and the younger demographic of single people who will become the family demographic later on. He is also looking forward to becoming more active in the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

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Michael J. Krantz

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