Kris BenkenExtreme Engineering has named Kris Benken to the newly formed position of Sales Account Manager.

“We got to know Kris while we were building our award-winning Buccaneer Bay for Exploria Resorts in Orlando,” said Phil Wilson, EVP of Marketing for the world’s largest supplier of patented zip lines, climbing walls and adventure products for the amusement and resort industries. “Initially Kris will concentrate on business development in the fertile market of resorts located in Florida and Orlando.”

“I fell in love with Extreme Engineering, its vision and its people when they were on site in Summer Bay,” said Kris, who was then Parks Operation Director at the resort. “I learned about the quality and safety of their equipment and the endless possibilities for incorporating its use at timeshare and other resorts.”

Kris Benken, who “grew up in the resort business,” got his start as an activities director and progressed from managing rock walls and climbing apparatus to the Operations side of the business. After 13 years he developed a thorough understanding of resort management’s needs and concerns and is ready to show them how adventure sports attractions can re-engage owners and guests, particularly those who are classified as millennials. Based in Florida for the Sacramento California company, Kris will report directly to Bob Craycraft, EVP of Resorts for Extreme Engineering.

About Extreme Engineering

With 20 years in experience and more than 5,000 customers worldwide, Extreme Engineering has provided extreme thrills to customers such as Disney, Six Flags, NASA, The US Military, Westgate, Marriott and many more. As the original creators of the mobile climbing walls and Auto-belayTM systems, Extreme Engineering has been globally recognized as the primary supplier in zip lines, mobile and stationary climbing walls and extreme, interactive fun. Extreme Engineering is the first company in amusement history to achieve the honor of “Best New Product” five years in a row and eight consecutive industry awards. For more information, please visit or email To contact Kris Benken, email