Andres Ambriz: Vice President of Facility Operations and Capital Projects

Houston, TX – Andres Ambriz has joined Space Center Houston as Vice President of Facility Operations and Capital Projects. In this role, Ambriz will provide leadership and planning for all construction projects, lead current building operations, and guide the facilities, mechanical, custodial, security, and events teams as well as oversee contractors for future expansion projects.

Most recently, Ambriz served as Vice President of Global Operations for SeaWorld. He has more than 25 years of experience in theme park development and operations at SeaWorld and Disney and has been part of teams that have designed, delivered, and opened five attraction parks. Prior to his current position, he spent six years helping lead the team responsible for creating, building, and opening the award-winning SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, featuring the world's largest aquarium, a state-of-the-art conservation and education center, and cutting-edge technology to connect guests with the animals. His breadth of experience also includes management roles in finance, food and beverage, and retail.

Space Center Houston (SCH) features immersive exhibits that allow up-close interaction with real space artifacts and modern-day prototypes, while exclusive tours give unparalleled access to working NASA facilities forging the next era of human spaceflight. SCH’s experiential learning programs further immerse visitors in astronaut training and use the appeal of spaceflight to build STEM skills and strong character. A Smithsonian Affiliate, SCH is also the official visitor center for NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. For more information, visit