The Producers Group (TPG) has announced Michael Turner as its new Vice President Global Business Development. Turner has over 34 years of experience innovating in the attraction and amusement industry. “Michael’s proven track record of business development and extensive knowledge of the international markets will be a great addition to the TPG team,” said Edward Marks, Founder and Co-CEO of The Producers Group.
Turner will be responsible for the global strategic planning and business development and will be instrumental in the continued growth of the TPG global offices located in Shanghai, Dubai and Orlando. Turner will be operating out of TPG’s newly opened Orlando office. “The addition of the Orlando office was a big move for TPG and it puts the company in a great strategic location,” commented Turner. “I am excited about their trajectory and this new opportunity for me to support them with what I do best.”
“In addition to the development of partner relationships for our themed projects, Turner will be key to our growth in the emerging markets for the attractions industry,” said Bob Chambers, Founder and Co-CEO of The Producers Group. “TPG has proven their capabilities in design and production for some of the best attractions in our industry. I wanted to be a part of a team that leads their field,” said Turner on his decision to join TPG. He aims to extend TPG’s reach as a premier provider in the themed entertainment industry, both locally and worldwide. Turner added, “I’ve been in international business development for over three decades I have a wide network of relationships. With TPG’s premier service offerings and pedigree of world-class projects, I look forward to supporting TPG’s growth in international markets.”
Turner also volunteers his time with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as the former Manufacturers and Suppliers Committee Chairman, formerly on the Board of Directors, and is currently the Chairman of the Membership Committee and the Co-Chair of the Global Education Member Services Committee. He lives in Florida with his wife Franceen Gonzales, another industry executive. They are passionate supporters of the industry and enjoy being able to work and travel together when possible.