Michael Schweitzer | Director of Industrial Engineering & Planning

Michael has twenty years of experience in operations, strategic planning, and development for hotel, hospitality, and theme park projects around the world. His unique background in Finance and Industrial Engineering has enabled him to lead both the financial and operational planning of large–scale theme park and hospitality projects. He also has extensive experience identifying and implementing operational improvements that have led to millions of dollars in additional revenue and cost reductions.

Prior to joining ProFun, Michael led the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Industrial Engineering/Project Development team that focused on capacity, layout, process, and operational planning for Disneyís global development efforts. He was also responsible for capacity and operational planning for several new attraction, hotel, food & beverage, and merchandise projects in existing parks. He has worked on projects throughout Asia and South America, including theme park projects in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, and Argentina. He was responsible for the hotel financial analysis and theme park attendance projections during the negotiations for Hong Kong Disneyland. He spent 12 years working to bring a Disney theme park to Shanghai, China in various financial and operational planning roles where he completed feasibility and market studies, competitive assessments, demand projections, pro forma models, and operational planning.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Schweitzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management. He also holds a Masters of Management in Hospitality from the Hotel school at Cornell University with a focus on Finance and Development.
Contact Michael at mschweitzer@profungroup.com