John Duffey is out, and Jim Reid-Anderson is back as CEO at Six Flags

Edited: July 18, 2017, 2:45 PM

In an unexpected move, Six Flags announced today that President and CEO John Duffey has retired from the company after only 17 months in those positions. Six Flags Executive Chairman Jim Reid-Anderson has replaced Duffey, who had replaced Reid-Anderson as President and CEO in 2016.

So Reid-Anderson has his old job back and Duffey moves on to... who knows what?

The switch probably won't mean much to fans, as Reid-Anderson had remained in corporate leadership, so this isn't the type of personnel move that one would expect from a company looking to make a major change in direction.

Replies (4)

July 18, 2017, 2:18 PM

It means a lot for entusiasts because Jim Reid-Anderson does a much better job at announcement videos.

July 18, 2017, 2:45 PM

OK. I'll give you that.

July 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

This:

vs this:

No competition.

July 19, 2017, 9:33 PM

I really like the way Jim Reid Anderson has lead Six Flags in the past so I have no doubts that he'll be doing well in his second time as CEO. Under his watch we saw many RMC coasters come to the chain and I'm all for more of those.

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