A former member of Canada’s National Ski Team, and current Chairman and CEO of ProSlide Technology Inc., Rick Hunter is a born innovator whose entrepreneurial spirit has been transforming the water park and amusement industry for almost 40 years.
Beginning his career with the Alpine Slide Corporation in 1980, he developed a passion for the slide business, while simultaneously playing a key role transitioning the company into the water slide market. Seeing the potential in the industry, Hunter capitalized on his expertise and created ProSlide Technology Inc. in 1986. Within ProSlide’s first year in business, Hunter had closed the company’s first major water park complex sale.
Hunter brings a unique eye and unmatched inspiration to his water ride innovation and design. His skillful background affords him the intimate understanding of speed, turns, and downward flow combined to bring that signature water ride experience only found in ProSlide designs. This has led to leading the industry in every major water ride category – ProSlide Water Coasters, Tornado, RallyRACER, FlyingSAUCER to name a few.
With more Best New Water Ride Awards than all other water slide manufacturers combined, Hunter has built ProSlide into a globally recognized water ride design and engineering company, attracting top talent, and best-in-class clients from around the world.