Namco exec joins dark ride specialist

David Bishop boasts more than 30 years experience

Former Namco US executive vice president, David Bishop, has joined dark ride specialist, Sally Corporation, as chief operating officer.

Bishop will report directly to CEO/Chairman, John Wood, and oversee all of Sally’s operations in Jacksonville and strategic initiatives across the globe.

“I’ve known David for more than two decades.  His experience in the world of video gaming and arcade attractions makes him the perfect complement to our organisation. Throughout his career he has spearheaded numerous entertainment and technology-based strategic initiatives, crafted & trademarked multiple new entertainment brands, and led several concept development teams.  There is no doubt that David will be a tremendous asset to the Sally team.”

With more than thirty years of experience in operations and an extensive background in gaming, Bishop was previously COO, and most recently, EVP of strategic project development, for Namco USA.

Bishop was recognised within the gaming community with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Video Game Hall of Fame and is also involved in the use of gamification and new technology in entertainment applications.

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