Head of Walt Disney World Resort Operations and Transportation Tom Wolber leaving Walt Disney World for Disneyland Paris

Aug 01, 2014 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Tom Wolber, Senior Vice President, WDW Resort Operations and Transportation Operations, is leaving the position to take up the role of President of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of both Euro Disney S.C.A., the holding company, and Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the operator of Disneyland Paris.

Current President of Euro Disney S.A.S., Philippe Gas is moving to General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. Tom Wolber will take up the new position in September 2014.

“One of our greatest assets is the global strength of our teams,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Both Philippe and Tom are seasoned Disney veterans with a tremendous combination of leadership skills, business acumen, and international experience that will help ensure that we carry on our legacy of creating unforgettable experiencesfor our guests. Theybringanincredible depth of operational experience to their respective roles and are well positioned to contribute to the future success of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disneyland Resort Paris”.

Disney has not yet announced a replacement for Wolber at Walt Disney World. In his position of Senior Vice President, WDW Resort Operations and Transportation Operations, Tom oversaw all 28 Walt Disney World Resort hotels and the extensive transportation infrastructure. Previous to that role, he took up instrumental positions in the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, and the master planning of Disney Springs.

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Article Posted: Aug 01, 2014 / 8:00am EDT