Katapult appoints new starters for international projects

Adam Booth

Derby-based Katapult has welcomed two new starters as Project Producer and People & Environment seats are filled at the themed attraction and experience designers.

Adam Booth is Katapult’s new Project Producer – Themed Entertainment. He joins the team with over 14 years experience, starting his career as an architectural technician. He has comprehensive experience in themed entertainment joining from ride manufacturers Simworx, and previously Merlin Entertainments having delivered a wide range of projects across their estate.

Whilst at Simworx Adam played a key role in the development of products such as VR and interactivity, and the RoboCoaster product portfolio including the AGV (Automated Guide Vehicle dark ride) & RCX RoboCoaster robotic ride products. With Merlin Entertainment he worked on Cbeebies Land and Smiler at Alton Towers, Shrek’s Adventure London at County Hall Attractions Cluster and Derren Brown’s Ghost Train at Thorpe Park Resort.

Melisa Martinez joins Katapult in the People & Environment seat. Melisa joins with  extensive experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager for international  businesses. A theme park fanatic with the ability to speak 5 different languages, she will be vital as Katapult progress their international projects.

Melisa Martinez

Melisa will be responsible for the guest experience at Katapult HQ, team wellbeing and  supporting the busy team deliver projects globally.

Dawn Foote, Katapult’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “As we continue to develop our profile globally it is important for us to add specialist industry experience. Adam arrives having managed just the sort of projects we are working on. Melisa will be a welcome addition to the team with her highly organised style, and has already begun settling in by declaring her love for Germany’s Phantasialand!”