MediaMation, Inc.
24310 Garnier St
Torrance, California 90505

Phone: (310) 320-0696
Fax: (310) 320-0699

Principals / Staff

Daniel Jamele, CEO

Daniel JameleCo-founder of MediaMation, Inc. and chief systems designer, Dan Jamele is a visionary who continually designs products and technologies to advance both the science and art of show control. Exhibiting exceptional musical and technical ability at an early age and garnering numerous prestigious awards for achievements in recording and electronic music, Dan operated his own recording studio straight out of college. His pathway into the attractions industry began as pre-production and audio programmer for industry leader Landmark Entertainment in 1990. Frustrated with problems that he experienced in the existing show control systems Dan co- founded his own company, allowing him to pioneer enhancements to the MIDI-based technology that has led to the array of new entertainment technology available from MediaMation today including the patented Virtual Fountain™, ShowFlow® and VidShow™ products and the advancement of earlier motion simulator models to the current MX4D™ brand.

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Alison Jamele, Executive VP

Alison JameleBesides overseeing the vital day-to-day operations of the company, co-founder of MediaMation, Inc., Alison Jamele, plays a crucial role in the long-term growth of MediaMation. Alison’s creative talent started at a young age when she studied classical and jazz guitar at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where she majored in audio recording and engineering and returned to L.A. to complete her degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in television production and writing. From there she produced and directed her award winning documentary, "Sickle Cell Anemia: Is There Hope?", which was broadcast throughout Los Angeles and garnered a national and regional award. Alison then entered the Hollywood production community as a coordinator on top network TV shows leading her to branch off on her own to write and produce various commercials for major entertainment and corporate companies. In 1991 she and her husband, Dan Jamele, founded MediaMation, Inc. to bridge the gap between Hollywood, show control and systems integration technology. Staying active in the themed attraction community, Alison worked in different capacities for the International Themed Entertainment Association and became Chair of their Social Committee and then as a Board Member for their Western Division where she helped set policies and standards for the different aspects of Themed Entertainment.

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Takayoshi Kawakami, Director of Engineering

Takayoshi KawakamiTakayoshi Kawakami (T.K.) blends a superior technical and computer programming background with a life long passion for themed entertainment and animatronics. In his 20 years in the themed industry, T.K. has worked for entertainment giant, Sanrio, as well as other theme parks and is well versed in product design and development and engineering among other talents in programming intricate software applications for MediaMation. Whether it is electronic design, new circuit boards, CAD drawings, wiring, programming, or audio/visual issues, his incredible hard work and technical prowess has led to the innovation of new entertainment technology and services provided by MediaMation.

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Kimberly Ducree, SVP, Operations/Accounting

Kimberly Ducree

Recently named as the company's Senior Vice President of Operations, Kimberly is a dynamic leader with a diverse set of skills and expertise gained through 20 plus years of Human Resources and Financial Management experience within large, mid-sized, to small national and multi-national companies. She is recognized as being a resourceful and creative problem-solver with strong trouble shooting abilities and is adept at quickly integrating into and adding value within organizations. Kimberly is highly organized and efficient, and has frequently held multiple roles concurrently within the company often fulfilling positions that were loosely defined.

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David Taylor, Director of Technology

Dave Taylor

With extensive experience in entertainment, IT and computers, as well as audio/video and show control systems, David’s proven in the world of show control programming and is our lead programmer for the MX4D™ Experience and the library of 4D/5D films.

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Timothy Adams, Regional Director of Installations - China

Timothy AdamsTim holds an essential position working directly with clients managing project installations across the globe. With a degree in audio engineering, his extensive knowledge of MIDI, audiotronics and sound dynamics gives him the unique ability to program and implement the integration of large complex a/v show control systems including 4D theaters and fountain shows, while being hands on with the client.

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Ryan Boda, Service Manager

Ryan BodaRyan comes to MediaMation Inc. with degrees in both technology and business. In charge of the overall technical aspects of our projects, Ryan oversees the details as well as the installations themselves. Not afraid to get his hands "dirty", Ryan is an integral part of our installation process as well as our in-house daily management.

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Shawn Forgaard, Director of Sales

Shawn ForgaardShawn has a degree in Computer Science and a diverse background in high-tech, film production, and Sales. After a successful career in Silicon Valley as a Senior Software Engineer, Technical Recruiter, and Resource Manager for a Fortune 500 company, Shawn formed his own 4D content production company as well as worked with MediaMation as an outside sales person for many years. Shawn is now an official part of our family and handles the organization of our sales and marketing team, as well as direct sales in-house. His long experience in the 4D theater business, coupled with his high level programming and organizational skills has benefited the company greatly as he keeps the teams up to speed and on track. Additionally, he is an integral part of our overall company database management that is paying off quickly as MediaMation Inc. increases our efficiency and ability to serve our customers needs.

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Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales

Heather BlairHeather began representing MediaMation in 2010 as an independent consultant before becoming Head of Cinema Sales in 2014. Heather brings a wealth of knowledge from her sales background and uses this to build the growing 4D cinema market. She has been an integral part of MediaMation's expansion into the commercial Cinema market as well as continuing with our strong presence in the theme park and attraction industries. Heather has made great inroads bringing MediaMation’s MMX 4D immersive format to the Cinema market working closely with both the studios and cinema exhibitors. Heather’s sales experience began 25 years ago as an advertising rep for an entertainment resource directory. Calling on literally thousands of companies including, MediaMation, served Heather well and gives her the unique perspective of understanding the sales lifecycle like few others.

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Ravi Shankar, Director of Attractions

Ravi Shankar

Ravi is an industry veteran with considerable experience in managing projects for theme parks, retailers, restaurants, casinos, and other attractions. Ravi’s responsibilities include overseeing project managers, streamlining processes, “greenlighting” division budgeting and purchasing decisions, as well as developing, nurturing and supporting customer relationships. Ravi’s goal is to create an excellent experience for the attraction client through every aspect of the purchasing and customer care process.

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