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Industry veteran Anthony Van Dam announces retirement from FORREC after 34 years

FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement






Anthony Van Dam - a long-serving executive with experience design firm FORREC - has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company.

Joining FORREC as a junior designer in 1988, Van Dam quickly worked his way up the ranks, spending 20 years on the company board and 10 years as head of global business development. Van Dam also spent time on the board of the Themed Entertainment Association’s Asia-Pacific region, holding the role until 2019.

According to FORREC, Van Dam was “instrumental” in opening the Chinese market for the company - an area he has continued to nurture into one of its strongest and most important markets.

“Anthony is an industry veteran and recognised global leader in large scale entertainment planning and design,” said Cale Heit, president, and CEO, FORREC.

“As a senior executive and leader of FORREC’s global business development efforts, Anthony’s big picture, strategic thinking and strong leadership in an ever-evolving world marketplace is highly sought after. We will greatly miss his expertise and intuition, which helped FORREC build some of the best, most rewarding client relationships.”

Van Dam, who has acted as chief representative of FORREC’s Representative Office in Shanghai since 2016, will be succeeded by the company’s vice president, Steve Shah.

“FORREC has been my home for almost 35 years, and I feel incredibly lucky and proud of the small part I played in helping to grow this company into the world-class entertainment design consultancy it is today,” said Van Dam.

“Through it all, we have managed to maintain our greatest asset, our culture, through integrity, humility, comradery, and hard work. I will always remember my mentors who supported me along the way, and I am excited about the current crop of leaders, who are as strong as we have ever seen. FORREC’s future looks bright indeed.”


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Industry veteran Anthony Van Dam announces retirement from FORREC after 34 years

FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement






Anthony Van Dam - a long-serving executive with experience design firm FORREC - has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company.

Joining FORREC as a junior designer in 1988, Van Dam quickly worked his way up the ranks, spending 20 years on the company board and 10 years as head of global business development. Van Dam also spent time on the board of the Themed Entertainment Association’s Asia-Pacific region, holding the role until 2019.

According to FORREC, Van Dam was “instrumental” in opening the Chinese market for the company - an area he has continued to nurture into one of its strongest and most important markets.

“Anthony is an industry veteran and recognised global leader in large scale entertainment planning and design,” said Cale Heit, president, and CEO, FORREC.

“As a senior executive and leader of FORREC’s global business development efforts, Anthony’s big picture, strategic thinking and strong leadership in an ever-evolving world marketplace is highly sought after. We will greatly miss his expertise and intuition, which helped FORREC build some of the best, most rewarding client relationships.”

Van Dam, who has acted as chief representative of FORREC’s Representative Office in Shanghai since 2016, will be succeeded by the company’s vice president, Steve Shah.

“FORREC has been my home for almost 35 years, and I feel incredibly lucky and proud of the small part I played in helping to grow this company into the world-class entertainment design consultancy it is today,” said Van Dam.

“Through it all, we have managed to maintain our greatest asset, our culture, through integrity, humility, comradery, and hard work. I will always remember my mentors who supported me along the way, and I am excited about the current crop of leaders, who are as strong as we have ever seen. FORREC’s future looks bright indeed.”


 



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