New president for Six Flags Great Adventure

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New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor amusement park has a new president.

John Winkler succeeds Neal Thurman, who has taken over as park president of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in California. In a news release Monday, the company says Winkler comes to the Jackson park with a focus on team member development and "a passion for incorporating technology into delivering outstanding guest service."

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Winkler served as park president for six years at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.

Winkler started working for Six Flags as a front-line team member at Astroworld in 1983 and advanced through the ranks.