Our Mission

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Martin & Vleminckx, the rides companies, is committed to offering its clients the best work, products and services, through a level of quality, safety and satisfaction that is unequalled in the amusement park industry.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to creating long-lasting relationships, not only with manufacturers but also with the amusement and aquatic parks we serve. We will work with you to deliver the best quality work on time and on budget, and look forward to showing you how your project can be better with Martin & Vleminckx. From design services to ride installation, quality control and even loss prevention, Martin & Vleminckx will be with you every step of the way.

Company History

mva_web_3001004Martin & Vleminckx specializes in the construction and installation of rides of all sizes for amusement parks around the world. Founders Ghislain Martin and Alain Vleminckx, both started their careers in the amusement park industry as ride operators. Throughout the years, Martin & Vleminckx has added several professionals to its team whose expertise contributes greatly to making the company a leader of the amusement park industry in North America.

Today, Martin & Vleminckx serves an international clientele comprised of ride manufacturers and amusement parks. The company’s headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). In addition to its administrative offices, the company has more than 30,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and workshop space in Haines City, Florida.

Our company is committed to producing nothing less than top quality work. We have enjoyed a healthy and regular growth curve that has included many order renewals from prestigious clients. Twenty-five years after its inception, Martin & Vleminckx  offers a wide range of services that includes, delivery of Wood Coasters of all sizes and types, prefabrication, quality control, renovation plans, and construction and the installation of rides. Through its collaboration with the industry’s top engineers, Martin & Vleminckx is also able to offer design services.

Our Team

Ghislain Martin
Ghislain MartinFounder/Consultant
Mr. Martin, one of the founders, has more than 45 years of experience, 15 of which are as a technician. Former President of the company, Mr. Martin is now retired. He is still active as a consultant for the company.
Alain Vleminckx
Alain VleminckxPresident
Mr. Vleminckx, one of the founders, who has worked at every job relative to the ride installation field, now has more than 45 years of experience and he holds the position of President.
Charles (Chuck) Bingham
Charles (Chuck) BinghamSenior Vice-President of Marketing and Sales
Chuck has more than 45 years of experience, all in sales to the amusement industry. He holds the position of Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for the Group.
Pierre Cloutier CPA, CA
Pierre Cloutier CPA, CAVice-President and CFO
Pierre holds the position of Vice-President and CFO. He has over 30 years of experience in this field, combined with 10 years as financial consultant for the companies
Gina Romano
Gina RomanoVice-President of Sales & Marketing. Americas and Canada
Gina’s family owned Nelly Bly Amusement Park where she grew up in the industry and subsequently became the First Female President of IAAPA in 1997. After taking time off to raise her children Gina’s love of the industry has brought MVR the most qualified addition to the sales team.
Kevin C. Hehn
Kevin C. HehnVice President, Operations
Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the amusement industry. His experience in the industry includes maintenance, maintenance management and loss control. He holds the position of Vice President of Operations
Paul Voyer ING,PE
Paul Voyer ING,PEVice President, Engineering
Paul joined the company in 2008 as Director of Engineering. Paul has over 30 years of experience as a professional engineer in the construction and amusement industry. He currently holds the position of Vice President, Engineering.
Yao Yao (Owen)
Yao Yao (Owen)Chinese Representative
Yao Yao (Owen) Joined MVR in 2009. Starting as an interpreter and progressing to assistant project manager and now he is our Chinese Representative.
David Welsh
David WelshProject Manager
David joined MVR in 2014 as project Manager and has over 20 years of experience in the theme park industry, and over 10 years of experience in commercial contracting.
Jean Paquet ING, PE
Jean Paquet ING, PEProject Manager
Jean joined the group in 2014 as Project Manager. Jean has over 25 years of experience as a professional engineer in various industries in system design, testing, and equipment commissioning.
Eckart Shultz
Eckart ShultzRepresentative for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Bloc
Eckart has nearly 60 years of industry experience starting when he was a teenager. His experience includes major park management and sales for leading industry manufacturers.
Terry Hoffman
Terry HoffmanControl System and Electrical Engineer
Terry is a licensed Engineer and serves on the State of Indiana’s Amusement Device Safety Board. Terry began working with our group in 1999 and provides engineering design, fabrication, installation, programming, and support for our ride control systems.

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