Canes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. on Thursday announced that four new partners have joined in the ownership of the team.
Epic Games Vice President and Co-Founder Mark Rein and his wife Tara, and PITT OHIO President and Owner Chuck Hammel have joined Hurricanes Holdings, along with two other investors who have chosen to keep their partnerships private.
“The continuing growth of our ownership group strengthens the Carolina Hurricanes’ position on the Triangle landscape and will help the team be competitive on the ice,” said Karmanos in a statement.
Mark Rein is the vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, a video game development company based in Cary. Epic Games is well known for the creation of the Unreal Engine technology, which powered the Unreal series of first-person shooters, the Infinity Blade series for mobile platforms as well as the Gears of War series for Xbox 360.
The company, which was established in 1991, moved its headquarters to the Triangle in 1999.
Chuck Hammel is President and owner of PITT OHIO, a regional transportation company. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO operates in 10 states, with 21 terminals and more than 2,600 employees.
Hammel is also involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Riverlife, as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Senator John Heinz History Center.