Wow.... kinda makes you feel sorry for the guy....no, that was a bowel movement...nevermind!
Either way, you were deeply moved.
Paul Pressler was in charge of the Disney Stores,
Later he was named president of DL
who was promoted to overseeing all the Disney Parks.
The Disney Stores did do well, and expanded considerably
while he was in charge. However, at DL, it could only be
described as a reign of terror.
He just about nixed the Indiana Jones attraction, and it
only proceeded because it was too far along, (thank goodness)
He also has been quoted as saying and initiating a program
at DL called "running to failure", in order to reduce operating costs.
This resulted in lack of upkeep of attractions, buildings, maintenance,
rotting infastructure, lack of any new attractions in DL in the past
10 years, and was a major force in the "building on the cheap" program
that Roy Disney has criticized.
He worked closely with Cynthia Harriss while in charge of the
Disney Stores, and he used her as a pawn, placing her as DL
president when he was promoted to head all Disney Parks. Cynthia
Harriss left Disney a short time after Paul left Disney. At one point
it appeared that Paul Pressler may have been Eisner's successor.