The AIMS International Safety Award is presented annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and foresight in improving safety in the amusement industry. With safety as the industry’s #1 concern for amusement industry guests and employees worldwide, efforts in improving safety are shown in many forms: the design and implementation of new products and technology, the development of safety education programs and training, and by exemplary leadership in influencing others.

Nominations for the AIMS Safety Award can be submitted by individuals within the amusement industry. The winner will be selected by a vote of AIMS International’s board of directors and the award will be presented during the 2019 Golden Ticket Awards at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho

The deadline for nomination is Friday, July 5, 2019

Send nomination form and supporting documents to:
Email:  info@aimsintl.org  
Fax: 714.276.9666
Mail: AIMS International, PO Box 92366, Nashville, TN 37209

Please see the attached nomination form for details

Download the AIMS International Safety Award Nomination Form in Adobe Acrobat format here


Patrick Hoffman was presented with the 2018 AIMS International Safety Award during the Golden Ticket Awards held Saturday, September 8, in Branson, Missouri. The Award, presented to Pat by AIMS Executive Director, Karen Oertley, and AIMS Board President, Tim Viox, recognizes a person or organization that has made a significant impact or contribution in improving safety in the amusement industry by demonstrating leadership, innovation, and foresight.

In presenting the award, Karen Oertley related that Pat Hoffman began his career in the theme park industry in 1969 when he joined Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, as maintenance supervisor. In 2000, Pat joined Six Flags and retired in 2017 as Corporate Vice President of Safety, Security & Risk Management where he was responsible for management and implementation of safety, security and risk management programs, insurance policies and procedures for all Six Flags operations around the world. He is a Past President of AIMS International and was a board member of A.R.E.A., the predecessor of AIMS. Throughout his career Pat has been an active participant in many industry organizations including IAAPA, OABA, WWA and NAARSO. He served on several ASTM committees and task force groups and is a past member of the F-24 Executive Committee. Now, as president of the Hoffman Consulting Group, he provides consulting services on operations, safety, security as well as crisis management and litigation support for the defense of the amusement and leisure industries.

L to R - Tim Viox, AIMS Board President, Patrick Hoffman, AIMS 2019 Safety Award recipient, Karen Oertley, AIMS Executive Director

L to R Tim Viox, AIMS Board President, Patrick Hoffman, Carol Moore accepting on behalf of her late husband, Mark Moore, Karen Oertley, AIMS Executive Director

Tim Viox, AIMS board president announced the recipient of a new award created by the AIMS Board of Directors to recognize outstanding dedication and service to AIMS International: The inaugural AIMS Lifetime Contribution Award presented posthumously to Mark Moore. In accepting the award on behalf of Mark, his wife and widow, Carol Moore graciously thanked AIMS for the invitation to accept the award and expressed her appreciation to the past and current AIMS board and staff for their dedication to this organization.

Viox remarked that Mark, as president and founder of Uremet Corporation, was the industry leader in innovation and safety improvement for urethane coatings on roller coaster wheels. His passion for the trades - for the mechanics and electricians, carpenters and welders - was a driving force behind his tireless efforts in contributing to AIMS mission to improve industry safety through leadership in education. Mark served on the board of directors for more than a decade, was President of AIMS International from 2009 to 2011, and was AIMS’ Executive Director until 2014. Mark was also an active member of ASTM F24 as well as other industry organizations including IAAPA, NAARSO, and BALPPA. He served on the National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives board of directors.

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