The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Hires New General Manager

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye recently announced that Jacob Kristensen has been hired as the attraction’s new general manager. “Jacob Kristensen is a welcome addition to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye team,” said Patrick Connor, southeast general manager, Merlin Entertainments. “Kristensen’s experience in the industry and proven track record for increasing profitability and attracting new audiences made him a prime candidate for this role.”

Formerly the director of sales and development at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, Kristensen is very familiar with the attraction industry. At COSI, Kristensen was responsible for targeting alternative audiences and creating new programs, which resulted in significant growth for the attraction.

“I am very excited to join the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye team and work with its talented staff members,” said Jacob Kristensen, general manager of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. “As one of Orlando’s most iconic attractions, the Eye is truly a must-see feature for locals and visitors alike.”

Kristensen graduated from Vatel, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Lyon, France, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management. He is fluent in several languages including French, Danish and conversational German, which will greatly benefit the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and its many international travelers.

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