As our industry grows with larger, with more iconic attractions, regulations need to adapt. We work with the top global associations to ensure the highest-quality standards and longest-lasting rides.
Andreas Tanzer, ProSlide’s Director of Research & Design has a passion for water slides, having been with ProSlide Technology since its inception in 1986. Over the past 30 years Andreas has worked closely alongside Rick Hunter, ProSlide’s CEO and owner, to ensure a precise balance between safety and excitement.
With his passion for safe ride design, Andreas joined the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in 2003. He began working with the F24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices just as initial efforts were underway to create a new water slide standard. Currently, Andreas is the Task Group Chair for ASTM on water slides, which created and published the ASTM F2376 standard for water slides in 2006, which is now used in North America.
In 2009, Andreas received the ASTM Standards Development Award for his work as chair of the ASTM Aquatic Play Task Group. In addition, he and his Task Group colleagues received the Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Award from the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Board of Directors that year for their industry association, work on the Standard Practice for Manufacture, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Aquatic Play Equipment (F2461).
Tanzer currently sits as the Secretary of the ASTM F24 Executive Committee as well as the Sub-Committee chair for ASTM F24.70 for all Water Related Amusement Rides and Devices, ensuring that the water leisure industry and its overall safety is well represented and informed.
In October 2015, Andreas was recognized again by the WWA with a second Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Awardfor all of his work as a tireless advocate for water ride safety and a main architect of current and upcoming ASTM standards for the water park industry.