Some quick industry news here! Knott’s Berry Farm just announced that the park has hired a new General Manager to replace Raffi Kaprelyan.
Jon Storbeck has been hired as Vice President and General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm. Jon will join the company on May 30, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years at The Walt Disney Company.
Mr. Storbeck replaces Raffi Kaprelyan, who has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Cedar Fair. “During his time with Disney Parks & Resorts, Jon demonstrated the leadership traits that make him particularly well-qualified for this role.” said Raffi Kaprelyan. “As Vice President and General Manager, Jon will report directly to me and oversee all aspects of Knott’s Berry Farm’s operations, ensuring we continue to deliver the high-quality guest experience that Knott’s is known for.”
In his new role, Mr. Kaprelyan will oversee Knott’s Berry Farm as well as several other parks in the Cedar Fair system. “Raffi has driven the record-performance of Knott’s Berry Farm and we are excited to have his leadership applied to more of our parks.” said Richard A. Zimmerman, Chief Operating Officer of Cedar Fair.