9-16-13 10:19 AM EDT | Email Article

Known for recruiting the best talent in the industry,family dining and entertainment leader Chuck E. Cheese’s has retained Tim Ferrell as its new national safety manager. Ferrell brings more than 15 years of risk management experience to Chuck E. Cheese’s, including safety, claims and insurance.

“Ferrell brings a wealth of valuable industry insight to the company,” said Catherine Olivieri, senior vice president, human resources and risk management at Chuck E. Cheese’s. “His depth of experience, leadership acumen and track record of accomplishments are exactly what the company needs for future success. His experience and knowledge of the industry will support Chuck E. Cheese’s goal of providing safe and wholesome memories for families through fun, food and play. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

In his role, Ferrell oversees safety and security for Chuck E. Cheese’s, which includes 514 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. He manages the company’s incident prevention strategies and its impact through benchmarking and incident analysis. He identifies workplace safety trends and solutions to address opportunities for improvement. Ferrell also develops and manages the strategy for communicating safety-related practices, goals and objectives throughout all levels of the company. He monitors and addresses the company’s compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and statutes, and identifies training and educational opportunities for safety-related issues.

Before joining the Chuck E. Cheese’s family, Ferrell spent 12 years in the restaurant industry working with Brinker International, Inc. While there, he worked with some of the country’s leading restaurant chains on all facets of risk management with a focus on safety. Previously, he worked with State Farm Insurance as a senior claims representative, and he began his career in the medical field. Ferrell has an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and is an active member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Risk & Insurance Managers Society (RIMS).

About CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: CEC):

For more than 30 years, CEC Entertainment, Inc., has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where a Kid can be a Kid®. The company and its franchisees operate a system of 567 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores located in 47 states and nine foreign countries and territories. Currently, 514 locations in the United States and Canada are owned and operated by the Company. CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its franchises have the common goal of creating lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical and comic robotic entertainment, games, rides and play areas, as well as a variety of dining options including pizzas, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, a salad bar and desserts. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®.

Chuck E. Cheese’s aims to promote positive, lifelong memories inside and outside of its stores. In addition to providing a fun entertainment experience for millions of families across the world, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $10 million to schools and non-profit institutions through its fundraising programs. For more information, see the company's website at www.chuckecheese.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, foursquare and YouTube.

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