It is often said, that a company is a reflection of its leadership. REPA’s leadership team combines over 85 years of successful industry experience.
Ed Hiller, Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Ed has been involved with many of the largest entertainment projects in the world and has overseen the sale and installation of over one billion dollars in new attractions of all types and sizes to amusement parks, zoos, and other recreational facilities worldwide. In building this group of companies, Ed has taken the most pleasure in the team he has assembled that has been instrumental in the company’s growth and the fun that everyone in the company has on a daily basis.
David P. Galst, Managing Director Operations & Procurement
David Galst has been with the REPA team since 2012. For over the past decade, if an amusement park has been designed and developed in New York City, David has had something to do with it. After being part of the corporate engineering team of Six Flags Theme Parks and working with Premier Rides as a parts and service engineer, David returned to his hometown of New York City to join Central Amusement International (CAI), the amusement park operations division of Zamperla, Inc. After a successful tenure with CAI leading amusement parks in Central Park, Manhattan and Coney Island, Brooklyn, David joined REPA to spearhead its launch and continues to lead operations today.
Beau A. Berni, Managing Director Operations, Sales & Marketing
Beau Berni has spent a lifetime in the amusement business. While most teenagers were spending summers on vacations, Beau began his management career within the Arcade & Games Department at Kentucky Kingdom in 1992. Having immediate family and extended family work as owners and operators, Beau learned the processes of park development, park operations, and project management from both his personal and professional life. Beau has spent time developing and operating parks in USA, Europe, and Asia. Joining REPA as a full time consultant in 2016, Beau has brought a wealth of past experiences to REPA’s operations and strategy.
Ami Abramson, Managing Director Administration & Finance
Joining Ride Entertainment in 2011, Ami was instrumental in the launch of REPA. Ami brings significant financial expertise to the team, having been involved in the startup of dozens of companies as well as the financial restructuring of many others in various roles within the investment banking and amusement industry. Ami leads all administration and financial efforts for REPA including acquisitions and new partnerships.