Rhode Island Novelty® (RINCO) Names Derek Lovato Theme Park and Hospitality Sales Director

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Lovato will lead Rhode Island Novelty’s efforts to broaden penetration into key markets.

Derek Lovato, Rhode Island Novelty Sales Director

Derek Lovato, Rhode Island Novelty Sales Director

We are very excited to have Derek join the RINCO team as we continue our strategic expansion. With his extensive theme park experience, Derek brings an impressive breadth and a depth of expertise and knowledge to Rhode Island Novelty.

Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO), the nation’s largest supplier of amusement toys and novelties to both businesses and consumers, announced today the appointment of Derek Lovato as Director of Sales. Mr. Lovato joins the Rhode Island Novelty team with more than 16 years of experience in the theme park and hospitality industry.

Mr. Lovato has worked with top theme park operators including: Six Flags, PARC Management, and Herschend Family Entertainment. Managing multiple areas of park operations, his predominant focus was in revenue and in-park services where he oversaw retail, games, arcades, rentals, and admission attractions.

Mr. Lovato most recently served as Account Executive at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, a Herschend Family Entertainment company, where he was responsible for $1.4M in ticket sales, special events, catering orders, and online sales.

An active member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Lovato has served on the Games Advisory Committee and has taught advanced training courses in loss prevention, inventory management, and salesmanship.

“We are very excited to have Derek join the RINCO team as we continue our strategic expansion,” stated Bob Nowak, Rhode Island Novelty CEO and President. “With his extensive theme park experience, Derek brings an impressive breadth and a depth of expertise and knowledge to Rhode Island Novelty.”

About Rhode Island Novelty
Rhode Island Novelty® (RINCO) is the nation’s leading importer and wholesale distributor of novelty toys, giftware, stationery, and incentive merchandise. Founded in 1989 and located in the Northeast United States, RINCO has become one of the largest suppliers of novelty toys, giftware, stationery, and a number of other products. RINCO has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that has helped us to become THE choice for Price, Product, and Performance. For more information on Rhode Island Novelty or to view the company’s online catalog, please visit: http://www.rinovelty.com.

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