Pioneering Fun Through Technology

Pair the Colorado Mountains with the restless, inquiring minds of a team of engineers and it is easy to see why Funovation has always approached technology with a pioneering spirit. Since introducing the Laser Maze Challenge – the first attraction of its kind – to the amusement industry in 2007, Funovation has quickly carved a name for itself as an industry leader and innovative powerhouse. Today the company has a growing global following with over 300 locations in 29 countries and continues to imagine ingenious ways to push the boundaries of a technology rooted in fun.

Fun, Professional, Innovative

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Team

"ryan funovation"

Ryan Borton

Title: CEO
Started at Funovation: 2015
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Ryan is the fearless leader of the band of Funovators.

Ryan Borton

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"jb funovation"

John Bonvallet

Title: CTO
Founded Funovation: 2007
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
JB lives and breathes engineering.  It’s worth noting that he’s also one impressive Mazer!

John Bonvallet

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"ted ziemkowski funovation"

Ted Ziemkowski

Title: CVO
Founded Funovation: 2007
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Ted is responsible for innovating the FUN at Funovation.

Ted Ziemkowski

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"erick funovation"

Erick Mueller

Title: Chairman of the Board
Founded Funovation: 2007
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Erick is our emeritus Director of Sales and current counter of smiles.

Erick Mueller

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"katie funovation"

Katie Fuller

Title: COO
Started at Funovation: 2009
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Katie is Funovation’s resident historian – lots of (useful?) knowledge in that Vault.

Katie Fuller

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"nic funovation"

Nic Hanzelik

Title: Sales Manager, Global
Started at Funovation: 2011
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Nic mazes just like he sells – very seriously!

Nic Hanzelik

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Phillip McSween

Title: Sales Representative
Started at Funovation: 2016
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Phillip oozes fun and will help make your vision a reality.

Phillip McSween

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Patrick Simons

Title: Production Coordinator/Master Installer
Started at Funovation: 2010
Mazer or Buster: Both! – Office Champion
Patrick has installed over 60 mazes in 10 countries.

Patrick Simons

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Devon Clark

Title: Design Technician & Master Installer
Started at Funovation: 2011
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Devon helps Ted make the FUN a reality.

Devon Clark

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Frank Kennedy

Title: Assembler
Started at Funovation: 2012
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
An assembler by title only, Kennedy is Funovation’s true utility man.

Frank Kennedy

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Sarah Durr

Title: Bookkeeper
Started at Funovation: 2012
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Sarah handles the money. Enough said.

Sarah Durr

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Ith Nou

Title: Senior Assembler
Started at Funovation: 2013
Mazer or Buster: Buster
With unmatched speed and stealth, Ith assembles like a true Ninja.

Ith Nou

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Title: Marketing Coordinator
Started at Funovation: 2016
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Mara is in charge of getting Funovation’s message out to the world!

Mara Hasenstaub

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Keith Pozniak

Title: Customer Support Representative
Started at Funovation: 2016
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Need help with your Laser Maze? Keith is your go-to-guy.

Keith Pozniak

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Beth Hibler

Title: Shipping & Receiving
Started at Funovation: 2012
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Mazes don’t ship themselves; Beth makes that happen.

Beth Hibler

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Joe Grubb

Title: Administrative Assistant
Started at Funovation: 2017
Mazer or Buster: Buster
Joe handles everything behind the scenes.

Joe Grubb

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Will Johnson

Title: Senior Software Engineer and Master Installer
Started at Funovation: 2009
Mazer or Buster: Mazer
Ask Will a software question – go ahead, do it.

Will Johnson

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Smile Counter

50,029,820
smiles around the world

1 play = 1 smile

We know the Laser Maze Challenge is a game, but what if it represented more than that? What if it was a way to bring people together and remind the world to play? After witnessing firsthand over and over again the joy the Laser Maze Challenge creates, we Funovators started equating 1 play with 1 smile. Considering the millions of smiles the Laser Maze Challenge has already created, it seems fair to say the Laser Maze Challenge is more than just a game; it is a smile generator.