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Brian D. King is the president of Recreation Engineering, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and Professional Engineer's Licenses in Illinois, Nevada and Florida. His consulting and research interests include instrumentation, electronics, mechanical design, amusement rides, recreation equipment and general machine safety. He came to REI with experience in operation and maintenance of amusement rides and devices. Mr. King has testified to various states’ amusement ride safety boards and is an active member in the ASTM International Committee which is responsible for writing and maintaining the nationally recognized amusement ride standards. Mr. King served as chairman of the ASTM International F-24 committee for Amusement Rides and Devices. He also served on the board of directors of Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International. He is the past chairman of the AIMS Certification Committee. Mr. King has written standard operating and maintenance procedures for the amusement ride industry. He has participated in on-site amusement ride safety and maintenance inspections for both private organizations and governmental agencies.
Mr. King is listed by Clark County, Nevada and the City of Las Vegas as an Amusement Ride Quality Assurance Inspector. His Professional Mechanical Engineering license allows Recreation Engineering, Inc. to be an approved amusement ride quality assurance inspection agency for both Clark County and the City of Las Vegas. He is a Level III (Senior) Certified Amusement Ride Safety Inspector by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials. He is an AIMS International Certified Maintenance Technician (Level II) and an AIMS Certified Operations Technician (Level II).Mr. King is a Missouri State Authorized Amusement Ride Inspector and is a Florida State Authorized Amusement Devices and Amusement Attractions Inspector. He is recognized by the State of California as a Permanent Amusement Ride Qualified Safety Inspector. He has prepared and presented curriculum at annual AIMS International amusement ride safety seminars and was presented the 2000 AIMS Safety Seminar Harold Chance Award for best presentation and the 2007 John Allen Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Amusement Ride Safety in the Park Industry. In 2007, he was presented the Dr. Richard H. Brown Memorial Exceptional Service Award from the ASTM International F-24 Committee for Amusement Rides and Devices. In 2016, Mr. King was presented with the Award of Merit, the highest honor at ASTM International, which carries the honorary title of “Fellow” for his outstanding leadership in the development of ASTM standards and for promoting the worldwide use and adoption of Committee F24 standards.
Mr. King has been consulted to render opinions in amusement ride and recreational equipment litigation as well as on general mechanical engineering issues. Mr. King has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the American Society for Testing and Materials International and Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International.
BRIAN KING, P.E.
Recreation Engineering Inc.