With the success of his amusement-ride controls company,
Ridetronics, owner/founder Terry Hoffman
established a second company to provide complete amusement rides to customers in
2004, and "American Amusement Rides" (AAR) was born. AAR is an
extension of the success and knowledge established with Ridetronics in 1996.
It is an American company, with the ability to provide all aspects of controls design
and installation, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The lead engineers of AAR are owners Terry Hoffman and Kelly Hoffman. Terry
Hoffman holds a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering,
a Master's degree in Astronautical Engineering, a Professional Engineering (PE)
license in Electrical Engineering for various states, and was the Deputy Chief of Research at the United States Air Force's Phillips
National Laboratory (a facility for designing research spacecraft), before
starting his own company.
After completing a Bachelor's degree in
Electrical Engineering, Kelly Hoffman specialized in computer networking,
earning several Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications.
This experience is applied in networking today's ride controls, in addition to
providing electrical engineering services and support. She also recently
earned her Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Indiana University.
AAR continues to grow in size and capability, both
locally and through partnerships with other respected companies. In 2004,
AAR moved into a larger facility, to provide the extra space and employees
needed to build full-featured/full-sized ride control systems
American Amusement Rides
1405 S. Williams Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725