March 14, 2022 (Santa Clarita, CA) – Technifex, the award-winning themed entertainment technology company founded by Monty Lunde announces the promotion of multiple staff members to better position the company for significant growth in various market sectors.

John Polk has been upped from Vice President to Senior Vice President, Executive Producer and will be working with top Themed Entertainment clientele, delivering best-in-class special effects and water feature solutions.  Joe Ortiz, celebrating his 28th year at Technifex, moves from Vice President of Engineering into a new role, Senior Vice President of Creative Technologies.  Joe will be instrumental in bringing together a team of technologist from within and outside of Technifex.  This team will develop innovative uses of technologies that solve client’s technical challenges, across various market sectors. To fill Joe’s past role Maurice Aboulache who for the last 11 years was the manager of Technifex’s engineering department is promoted to Vice President of Engineering.  Maurice will oversee Technifex’s inhouse team of engineers who develop mechanical, flame, water, steam effects and control systems solutions for theme parks, attractions, and the countless immersive experiences that Technifex delivers. Our project management team also celebrates the upward movement of Gabriel Wilson to Senior Project Manager and Bill Clare to Project Manager.

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“All of the individuals promoted have worked at Technifex for many years and are each exceptional team members who reflect the best of what Technifex has to offer our high-profile clients.  I am very proud they are so committed to our company and to providing the highest standard of service and solutions to our clients,” states Monty Lunde.

For over 37 years, Technifex has been a leader in bringing realism and immersive sensations to the entertainment and attractions industry with technical solutions special effects end-to-end systems design, integration and solutions.  

A component of Technifex’ growth strategy includes the development of specialized technical training systems through Technifex XR where Executive Vice President Ian Mac Vittie is leading the charge to create deeply immersive military training environments.  These training systems allow warriors to “train like they fight” and meet real-world mission objectives.  With Joe Ortiz’ further contribution of creative technology solutions to enhance VR/AR/XR simulated environments, Technifex is creating training solutions that are unmatched in the current marketplace. 

About Technifex, Inc.

Founded in 1984 Technifex is a world leader in concept design, engineering and fabrication of show and entertainment systems, permanent iconic features and special effects.  Winner of 28 THEA and IAAPA awards, Technifex provides expertise through all phases of project development, including initial brainstorming, concept design, system and facility engineering, custom fabrication, equipment installation and commissioning for hundreds of theme parks and attractions, waterparks, museums, science centers, libraries, casinos, retail and corporate projects, tradeshows, and events worldwide.  Technifex’s sister company, Technifex Products LLCholds numerous patents for simulated fire, water screen technologies, and specialty projection systems. All products are developed, engineered and fabricated at Technifex’s facilities in Santa Clarita, California.

Technifex XR produces immersive virtual and practical training and simulation experiences that activate the senses – sight, sound, touch, smell and motion – producing custom engineered and fabricated mechanical and atmospheric special effects, motion systems, haptics, and VR-enabled training systems that meet specific military and first-responder requirements.

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