Beginning her professional amusement industry career at IAAPA as a marketing intern in 2009, Melissa Timco started out maintaining online content and fine-tuning details for the association’s upcoming events. Eventually this segued into an opportunity with Premier Rides’ (Baltimore, MD) Parts and Service Department, where she focused on project management and administration of their ride service projects. This led to a role near her hometown’s Ralph S. Alberts Co. (Montoursville, PA), where for 5 years Timco was Director of Operations for all manufacturing and sales functions. In May of 2018, Timco was announced as the new Director of Amusement Park Division at Baynum Painting, Inc., the industry’s premier global provider of ride coating services. She can be seen actively participating at trade association events for WWA, IAAPA, NAARSO, AIMS, NJAA, NEAAPA and PAPA. Today, Timco manages Baynum projects throughout the AP division, cultivating key client and vendor relationships, and helping direct the growth efforts as one of the industry’s top service providers for ride renovation and slide restoration worldwide.